Welcome! I'm an American living in Germany with my German DH. It's great that you found a doctor who's willing to work with you for a vaginal birth in a country with such a high c/s rate, and I also agree that the L&D tour *should* help you feel a little more relaxed since it will take away some of the unknowns. Here's to hoping that your stuff gets released in time!! But also remember that at the beginning, there's very little your LO will really need other than your boobs (if you're BFing), a few changes of clothes, and a place to sleep - and for that, they're usually happiest on your chest or in your arms! Everything else is an optional luxury and can be added later.
This is true! But we would like to be settled in our own place before she comes! Plus we need our car seat, breast pump... All our belongings like kitchen appliances and what not are in there too! We are living with my ILs and we are just ready to be on our own. But you're right.