A cd player with good music. Nursing gown or something you can nurse in and not be topless because there are a lot of people coming in and out- adn not just nurses and docs, either. Also, we packed an ice chest of drinks and beer (seriously) - it was great for my husband to be able to relax. A good book and your la laeche breast feeding book. Another tip, get up and take a shower asap and walk a lot- we were able to leave the hospital 48 hours after the section, but I refused narcotic pain meds and took hourly walks to ge things going so they would let me leave. Last thing- if you can send your husband home to sleep the day or night before you go home. Otherwise you are so exhausted that neither of you can function. Good luck.