Before you have kids, you should know that it comes with a "no backsies" clause.
A recent Reddit thread asked parents what they wish they had known before they brought new life into the universe.
While a decent amount of people admitted to regretting that they had kids, a lot of other exhausted parents said that while they're glad their offspring exist, there are a few nuggets they wish they knew beforehand.
Make sure your spouse will really, truly, co-parent with you. My cousin's husband would change her son's diapers but not their daughter's because "ew, that's weird"... Figure it out before you're like 10 years into marriage and decide it's the right time.
I'm not as great at being a mum as I thought I would be. My kids are still every bit as huge arseholes as all other kids. And I do all the lazy bad parenting things I swore I wouldn't do.
I think I just wished I had been more realistic so I didn't feel like such a let down.