Forget sleep, hobbies, your own life for quite a while.
Get in there from the off (even if they're both in hospital for a couple of days) - do as much if not more than mum for things like nappy changes, baths, feeding (assuming bottles or expressed).
The more you do, early on, the more you'll feel comfortable doing - so that you can take care of the baby just as well as your better half - so if she's ill, tired, just needs a break, you can do it all without needing to mither her.
Don't let there be things you can't / won't do for the baby - because being able to manage all things yourself, I found, was very useful, especially in the early months.
Hope mum and baby are both doing fine and are healthy.
some sound advice right there
That sure is good advice there, its a team effort with children. I did as much as i could when my 2 were born not because i had to but because i wanted to. I know many fathers who have never changed nappies, nightfeeds etc which is such a shame.
One bit of advice is get some earplugs, for when its your turn to sleep if you are a light sleeper
And both of you will need some time away especially when the euphoria has gone, so a hobby once a week will do wonders.
And forget housework for a while.
And if the little one is crying and its making you mad, get out of the house it always sounds far better outdoors. I use to take mine around Poole park in the early hours with a travel mug of coffee and watch the sun come up