If you decide to go to the hospital when a family member is giving birth, time your arrival based on how far along the mother to be is in labor. Getting there too early and you’ll be forced to wait around for hours on end. More importantly, be sure to bring a book or lots of magazines. It helps to make the wait more bearable. And oh yeah, don’t forgot your camera. I know my family really enjoyed the pictures I emailed to them on Saturday afternoon.