I was so productive last night!
I prepared a folder that has the statutes for getting the BC along with the "proof" we need. In our state (not NY by the way, sorry OrangeMoon) they also want proof of residency in addition to like 5 other things to be able to register in a specific county if babe is born at home. If you have a midwife, they serve as verifying it, but if not you need to provide a utility bill or whatever. The laws in my state are fairly strict it seems compared to what others describe, but if one knows their rights and prepares accordingly one can put together the folder like I'm doing and just be done with it. I'll label that "Birth Certificate" and put it away.
I also created an "in case of Transfer" document. I only plan to transfer if I truly felt something was DIRE but it makes me feel more comfortable to have a plan in place. At the top it has my name, DOB, SS#, allergies, blood type, insurance info etc. Then, instructions. It's pretty assertive with a lot of "do not consents" in bold. If hospitals are trying to avoid litigation, they would probably respect my wishes the way it's written (never put 'do not prefer', that's not a consent/refusal). I told dh if we did need to transfer, to postpone filling out admission forms until after it was said and done (they have to treat you in an emergency) because the admission forms likely void out anything in my transfer plan . I'll put that away and not think of it again -- I do not intend on having to use it at all.
Now, I'm working on The List for hubby. I might also print out an APGAR scoring chart and a couple of other potentially useful docs, more for visual reference for dh. Using lists and charts make him feel more comfortable and creating lists and charts (even though I likely won't use them ) helps me feel more secure so anything I can do in advance to keep a mellow vibe is good.
That should be done in fairly short order then most of it can simply be out of sight/out of mind and I can use the last trimester to prepare (the most fun part!) through Scripture, prayer, affirmations, self-care, getting a few fun things for baby, nesting etc.