Re: spending time with your baby
You have a great attitude when it comes to spending time with your son. The only caution i give is that he needs to learn how to amuse himself when he needs to. By that i mean you don't want him so used to you always amusing him that he can't play by himself when you need to get something done, it's important for his independance and your sanity, i love my kids and played with them as much as possible but i also took some time out durring the day and did what i wanted to do, go on the computer, read for a bit, not for long mind you and i never let them cry or anything like that. Also, it's important for him to learn that when you go out that you will come back, I have 3 kids, with my last 2 i pretty much didn't do anything apart from them for the first 2 years (my 3rd is only 20months, so not quite 2 years) and it was horrible if i did leave they were misserable. I don't suggest leaving your son with a sitter every time you go out, but once in a while, a trip to the grocery store, a quick meal out etc are good for him to have a little independance. It's hard i know, i went to a xmas party and was gone for 21/2 hours and felt guilty the whole time and my daughter was miserable because i that was the first time i had ever left her. I don't go out much without the kids, but it's easier to gradualy get him used to the idea of you being gone than to just decide when he hits a certin age that you are going to start leaving him with a sitter.