After my c-section, they give DD straight to DH who passed her to me. He put her on my chest and the three of us had cuddles together, skin to skin. Well DH was clothed... hahaha
He then too her back to the delivery suite, while they stitched me up. He said they spent about 10 minutes "dancing" around the room until I came up. I BF within the hour and have had a great BF journey so far. I'm so glad DH got to have that really special time with DD!
With regards to tips, get active as soon as you can, but don't overdo it. Other was a physio that same into the hospital and she gave classes on the best way to get out of bed, off a couch, go to the toilet, etc. That was really helpful. Also don't feel like you are bothering the nurses if you buzz them. You will need their help to get baby, get out of bed etc, so use them.