If you can't or don't want to BF, then formula is fine.
Life can go on. (This was important for me, as I had assumed that baby meant life was over/ being in pyjamas all day. Great if that's what you want - but I didn't, and it was such a relief to find that I could still dress nicely/ do make-up/ go out of an evening/ feel human).
They get lots more fun the older they get. Every month that passes I think how much more awesome DD is.
You may find you have turned into an emotional wreck that cries at anything. Babies/ children on TV shows become your baby (in your mind). DD is nearly 2, and I cried at The Hunger Games just thinking about how I would feel if DD had to go on it!
Get a pram that has LOTS of room for shopping on it
Everyone has an opinion on what to do with your child. Learn to nod and ignore.
Buy spares of any favourite/ beloved toys. DD has had the same one since 7mths on, and I wish I had bought more at the time. (Can't get them now).
If you get one that sleeps well/ doesn't cry then don't panic! You might be lucky. DD was like that, and I cried on midwives, insisting there must be something wrong as 'all babies cry/ wake up'. I had no experience of babies prior to DD and thought they all cried lots/ woke up in the night. A lot of them do, but some don't.
You can still travel with babies/ children, but they are definitely easier on aeroplanes when they are very little. And you may have to slow down your usual pace of sightseeing.
Talk to them all the time. Tell them what you're doing/ what they're doing. They pick up everything, and will amaze you by repeating stuff back to you that you said to them when they were lots younger.
If you're a 'photo person' then get a photographer organised for those early newborn pics. I didn't with DD, and wished I had.
Consider having no visitors/ limited visitors at the hospital. We had none on the first day, but it went crazy after that. I wanted to see people, but it got overwhelming at the time.
Know when you need a break, and know that needing a break does not make you any less of a person.