I was trying to give them away! I was being generous and sharing with others...
Scott you sound very sweet. My kids sort of happened to me, rather than being planned, but for a woman, hormones take over. Even my thinker friends, this happens to. The intensity of the emotions will of course vary and when they kick in will vary-some during pregnancy, some a month after birth. However most guys do something similiar-usually shortly after birth. My ISTP was crying after both of our sons were born.
But eventually, you form an attachment to the little guys, good and bad. At first it seems like you have no time at all to do anything-however once you adapt, relax some standards, get used to the chaos, you find you do okay.
(For instance in order to find the ten minutes to type here, I gave the toddler a waterhose, dogfood, and dishes-he is drenched, covered in dog food, and "cooking")
Expect the first six months of having kids to be sort of shit-like. Then once you adapt, when they are not around, it juust feels odd-what do normal people do with all this extra time?
Daycare is the most expensive thing. Everything else can be managed pricewise if you are not picky.
The biggest thing-you spend many years searching for the ideal mate-they must be great in all these amazing ways. In reality you can divorce them if things work out and never see each other again.
With kids-once you have them, you are stuck to them forever. And you dont get to pick them either. I dunno what I would have done if I had given birth to an ESTJ son or an ESFP daughter. Love them, yes, but be able to support them with what they need to be happy? I dunno.. Just be prepared to be suprised.