Since Soviet times, there has been a kind of ritual of meeting a mother and a child from a maternity hospital. And in modern conditions, new opportunities have appeared to turn the day of the wife's return home with a newborn into a holiday.
Check with the child's mother about what she would like - a lavish party or a quick and humble meeting. The psychological state of women after childbirth may differ, and someone may want to quickly be at home alone with her husband and child, and postpone a meeting with relatives until later.
Agree with a friend with photography skills, or invite a professional photographer. So you will have the opportunity to capture the first days of a child's life and the very process of meeting from the hospital.
Solve the problem with transport. If you want to meet your wife in style, book a limousine. It is also convenient because all those who meet them will be able to stay in it and go home. But you can also come by your own car. If you wish, you can decorate the car, the main thing is to observe the measure and scope of good taste.
If your spouse loves balloons, bring them with you. It is best not to take them to the apartment, but to release them into the air right next to the hospital.
Give flowers to your wife. This simple gift will be a pleasant token of attention. Talk to relatives and decide who else would like to bring the bouquet. If there are too many flowers, it may simply be inconvenient to transport them.
If you have prepared a gift for your spouse, you can give it right when you leave the hospital. This is especially convenient if the surprise is small, for example, this is a piece of jewelry.
Think of courtesies for the doctor and nurses. It can be some kind of memorable souvenirs, sweets. However, such a gift is appropriate if it truly expresses appreciation. You do not have to give anything if you do not like the attitude of the staff, and also do not like their level of professionalism.
Prepare the apartment for your wife's return. Clean up, fill the fridge with easy-to-prepare food, check if there is anything for your child.