although i haven't got there yet (7 month old), i'm sure that what you are feeling is totally normal, and i'm also sure i'll be exactly the same!!
have you got any jobs that you'd like to do around the house but have never had the time with a little one around? I'm looking forward to stuff like planting a herb garden, a bit of painting etc. that way you can still stay by the phone until you feel better.
how about a couple of nice lunches with friends over? enjoy a nice lunch and a bottle of wine! have a movie afternoon with friends, or a 'high tea' one afternoon. you deserve it. some quality 'girlie' time with friends might help.
best of luck, but don't feel needy - its normal!!
Amanda - Lachie 30/9/05, Will 20/10/07