Take the semester off. It's not true that your baby won't know whether you're there or not. They call the first three months of newborn life the "fourth trimester" for a reason. Your baby will need you not just for food, but for skin-to-skin contact, and probably for sleeping as well. I thought I could handle school and a newborn (which I could have, if I wanted to sacrifice things with my newborn), but turns out our daughter needed me more. It was so rewarding, though! If you don't want to take the semester off, I'd take an online class. Have you looked into babywearing? It's a *great* way of keeping baby close to you while getting things you need to take care of done. I would nurse her or let her sleep in my baby carrier while doing dishes, laundry, vacuuming, etc. Lifesaver. Congratulations on your new squish!! Motherhood isn't for the faint of heart, but it's the best thing you'll ever do with your life.