Your true character will emerge by having a child. You will be reintroduced to yourself.
I was recently told that having a baby was good for me. My attitude changed. I knew my outlook changed, it just took someone else to point out that my projection out into the world was also changed. For the better.
A few days before Mila was born, I caught myself snapping at everyone. My mother remarked that after I had Mila in my arms I was nothing but love. I was at peace and loved everyone. (I think it may have been the drugs! haha)
Having a child requires a great deal of patience. Some days I wander around the house looking for my lost patience, wondering where it got off to.