Re: If you had a homebirth, with older siblings around.
I won't be waking any of my kids up (on purpose) if I have this kid at night, but I'm not going to tell them that they can't watch, either. My oldest was there for most of my labor with my last one, he left when he saw me "bleeding from my butt" but came right back in as soon as DS was born. Before that, though, I've never had a kid request to be there for the birth. Almost all my kids were born at night, so I haven't "kicked them out" either.
Jennifer, homeschooling mom to 7