The conventional wisdom will make you feel like that is the only way, but for some parents it might not be the case. For various reasons a child might cause physical and emotional pain, and it takes time to get over it; years for some. The best thing you can do to get through this faster is to talk with your significant other.
The child does not come with an instruction manual. You don't know what you will do next, but somehow you figure it out along the way.
It is difficult when adjusting to someone else taking up your free time. Sometimes a parent's joy in their child's experiences doesn't always mean the parent is having fun.
Just talking to your little one, hearing their opinions and feelings, is so interesting to see the human that you are helping develop.
You are not alone. There are others who most likely have similar feelings to you.
There is a lot of worry about every single problem. Take the pressure off of yourself and don't worry as much. There is enough stress as is with lack of sleep, disruptions in lifestyle, etc. Just focus on your child, the present moment, and the core responsibilities of helping them thrive.
It is convenient, especially in a child's first years, to have quick accessibility to help with different situations that arise.