Practice changing diapers, practice swaddling, practice with your baby wrap/Bjorn/carrier before you get to the hospital.
Don't worry about holding the baby
It comes naturally. Men don't often get the chance to hold the baby growing up and when you do it is so quick you hardly get a chance to learn what you're doing. Within like, the first hour of holding him, it felt so natural. You learn how to take hold them, carry them comfort them so quickly. It is steep learning curve.
Keep it simple
Buy a bunch of white onsies, they're going to grow out of them and poop and pee all over them anyways.
Your life doesn't change,
It's just more focused on the baby. You maybe have been focused on work before, but now you come home with a different focus. Work may still be important, but that tiny human is even more. You can still golf, you can still go out, but you're going to be thinking about them. It's not all baby, all the time but the baby has become number one.
No one will judge you if it works
Different kids have different needs but music really helps put mine to sleep. Throw on some 90s rock and just jam. They love rocking and they love music, put some on and dance around the room. It is an easier night if he gets a bath around 7:00. He may not need the bath, but we need it to help him get through a fussy couple of hours. Just do what works to take care of your kid.
He isn't going to stand up and fall out of his crib. The crib is safe. The car seat is safe. Let other people hold your baby, they don't want to drop anymore than you want them to.
Special thanks to my husband for helping co-write the post.