Congratulations on a job well done! I was told by a contractor, about 35 years ago while hitch hiking across the US, that a woman can have babies, but a man can't experience this process. His statement was that the closest thing a male can come to this process is to create something of lasting value, to build. It sounds as if you now have the best of both worlds.
On a side note, Gordon Hutchings mentioned last weekend that he was building a new darkroom. His idea for a sink I found to be a bit on the novel side. It was to make the sink out of wood and then have it sprayed with "Rhino liner" as a coating. This is the rubberized stuff they spray truck beds with. I thought it was an excellent idea.
Anyway, congratulations on a great task. There is a wonderful sense of satisfaction involved in planning, building and then using something you have made.