Here's how much of a dork I am:
I just finished my independent study, had my last day of work in the lab on Monday and I'm bored out of my skull.
I'm actually doing research on the PsychInfo database about stuff just cause I'm curious.
: Of course, I should be studying for the GRE, but that's not as interesting as the psychology stuff.
I'm due July 7th, please tell me that once the baby comes I'll be too braindead to be this bored.
I barely remember what it was like when DS was born, except I do remember staring at him all day amazed at his beauty.
Swirly - I don't really know what to tell you because it seems like the universe, or God or whatever, has sent this your way. But...your feelings about being a SAHM are certainly valid. If the Prof. is willing to be super flexible, maybe it's worth a try and if you feel it is taking you away from your child too much you could quit. Would it cost you financially to do that? I mean would you owe the school money if you started but then decided it wasn't working for you?
Bottom line is that you have to do what you are comfortable doing. It's diffficult because babies do grow up really fast, but you can still have quality time with your child even if you aren't there all the time. KWIM?
But, as you said, you can always go back later. You might forget some things, but it will all come back to you after you're back in it again.
Sorry I wasn't much help!