I just heard on da news that the cost to raise a child today from birth to age 18, not including college, is now up to $245,000.
Your first hint it's gonna be a long slog? When the pediatricians first words to you are, "Don't worry. Dumber people than you have done this."
Then some day, if you're lucky, you get to be a grandparent and all is well again.
Well, sort of. :)