Is there a secret to surviving the first couple weeks after the baby comes home? -- Exhausted in Elkton

Nope. There really isn't. We did learn two lessons very quickly though. First, take help when it's offered. There will be times when you will want and need alone time as a new family, but for the most part the lifeline of help will be more important than privacy (this may be only my experience.) Second, the key is tag team. For the first week, my wife and I were both so nervous/excited/paranoid/overjoyed that we both did everything. Lunacy! Lunacy, I say! Sleep when you can. There will be plenty of moments. If you're really, really afraid of missing something, buy a Flip camera. Again, sleep when you can. -- Hugh