Great advice on the timeouts (and the drumming distractors!), thanks!
Chiclet - Hang in there! I had the same experience when my DS got his tongue tie fixed. So disappointing when you think you've found a solution and it's back to the same problems!
IPW - That's crazy! And if he told you about it, I suspect he doesn't realize how dangerous it was of him. Yikes.
Poppy - DS went through the tub-standing phase, too (I think partly during his random hatred/fear of the tub a couple months ago), although at least it was after he was actually standing. I wish I had advice, but it was ultimately just a phase. I tried (usually without success) to make him sit, dealt with the quick wash/wetness for a few weeks, and then he went back to sitting and playing. Does he like tub toys? I think when it finally dawned on DS that it was hard to reach his toys while standing, he consented to sit again.
JL - It does get easier, but this is such a tough time! I have about the same amount of time with my DS (and I don't see him in the mornings b/c I leave early), but now that I'm adjusted more and he's older/more interactive, it feels like we get a lot of good, quality time. Honestly, I'm so tired at the end of the day and he's so active, I'm usually quite ready to put him to bed after just a couple hours home with him. Things moms shouldn't say, I know :-).
After wishing for his entire life thus far that my squirmy baby could be just a bit more cuddly, my DS has now learned hugs! OMG, it is the best feeling in the world when I ask for a hug and he toddles over and wraps his little arms around my neck. He's really into repeating words right now, too, so the whole time he's hugging you he's saying "'Ug! 'Ug!"