With kids comes many firsts: first day home, first diaper change; first solid meal; first birthday, first day at daycare, first day at school. You get the idea, the list is infinite. What makes these firsts a little different for a first-time 40 year-old mom versus a twenty year-old?
Granted the experiences themselves may be the same between an older mom and a younger one; dropping off a child at daycare will likely be difficult for both. But there will be differences on how each age group deals with their baby’s milestones. A younger mom may have more energy while a mom in their forties may resort to applying their life experiences and wisdom to guide them along the way.
This page chronicles my interpretation of “firsts” as seen by a 40 year-old mom. Feel free to comment and share your own experiences.