I want to thank everyone for their very kind comments. It helps to know that I'm not the only mommy out there who's dealing with this conflict between work and baby. Y'all brought me closer to shedding the guilt (thanks Alex!) and reminded me how lucky we really are. Our daughter has grandparents who love her madly, and who she loves madly in return (Thanks Cindy!) She's being raised by a village (Thanks Lee!) And a teething/coughing baby will have a better time staying in one place (Thanks Donna!).
I think it takes to village to raise a mommy too. Or at least to give a mommy perspective.
Thanks guys. Y'all rock!