• M
  • ENG, GB
  • a year ago

Missing your babe’s first steps

https://www.eonline.com/uk/news/950087/serena-williams-misses-her-daughter-s-first-steps-while-training-for-wimbledon Saw this article about Serena Williams and it made me so sad. I too have missed some milestones of my kiddo because of work. What do you mamas think?
  • A
  • West Valley City, United States
  • 10 months ago

I missed a lot and so did my husband and that’s why we chose the career paths we did so we don’t have to miss anything ever again or not get to do something because of work. If you’re done missing firsts then I’m your gal. Because it’s not fair to work all day and miss out on precious moments

  • R
  • AZ, US
  • 6 months ago

What do you do for work?

  • S
  • Magherafelt, UK
  • a year ago

I missed my daughter's first steps whilst I was in hospital in labour with my little boy. Luckily my daddy who was babysitting recorded it for me.. felt sad at the time but also so proud 😍

  • L
  • Mission Bend, USA
  • a year ago

My oldest started walking for my parents I was working in the hospital she had been walking for three weeks and I didn't know she would always crawl to me when I would come pick her up after work lol I happen to go to my parents house after work one day feel asleep in my mom recliner and I happen to wake up and see her walking I started screaming with joy the she set down and crawled to me saying mama lol

  • L
  • NE, US
  • a year ago

Yes my daughter decided to take her first steps when I decided to get away for a girl's weekend for my birthday smh

  • A
  • Cottage Grove, USA
  • a year ago

One of my friends told me that "firsts" don't happen while mom and dad are away and I LOVE this idea, it's now something my husband and I remind anyone watching our son. He told me this because I was upset that I missed my little guy giggling for the first time.. He and his wife have an agreement with their daycare that they don't share any "firsts" that may happen at daycare. This way, parents don't feel guilty for missing it and when it happens around them, it truly still feels like a first. Someone else telling you that you missed a first with your baby is unnecessary and just makes us working parents feel bad...it does absolutely no good.

  • R
  • London, United Kingdom
  • a year ago

Excellent idea to not spoil it!

  • Laura
  • Houston, United States
  • a year ago

That's a great concept.

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