Tennis star Serena Williams is stressed out! No, not because of an on-court game, but because her three-month-old is going through the painful teething problems.
Nothing is working. It's breaking my heart. I almost need my mom to come and hold me to sleep cause I'm so stressed. Help? Anyone??
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 17, 2017
The tennis star took to her Instagram account to announce Alexis Olympia Ohanian’s hurting experience. She posted a picture and shared,
“Teething aka the devil – is so hard. Poor Alexis Olympia has been so uncomfortable. She cried so much (she never cries) I had to hold her until she fell asleep.”
Williams, who gave birth to a baby girl in September this year, described herself as “so stressed” in the post. On Monday, in the plea to her more than 10 million followers on Twitter she revealed that seeing her baby in so much pain, she tried some home remedies to soothe the pain, reports the People magazine.
“I’ve tried amber beads… cold towels…. chew on mommies fingers…. homeopathic water (lol on that one) but nothing is working. It’s breaking my heart. I almost need my mom to come and hold me to sleep cause I’m so stressed. Help? Anyone??,” she said.
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Serena’ baby girl was born on September 1 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Alexis is the former world number one tennis player’s first child with fiance Alexis Ohanian.
As soon she shared her anxiety moment, advice and support flooded in.
Freeze her teething ring and let her bite on that
— M 2the O (@mobetta77) December 17, 2017
Gripe water. They have it everywhere on SF.
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) December 18, 2017
My niece just went through this. We did ice packs, teething gel/rings, and Motrin If the fever was bad. Good news is that it only lasts a short time! pic.twitter.com/x9YuVT2gXT
— CLO (@silycone) December 17, 2017
Not the first time the new mom is seeking advice online. Earlier this month, she wanted her followers to advice on breastfeeding. She said she’s so emotionally attached now that thinking about when she would have to stop doing it is making her sad.
How long did you breastfeed? Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it's time to stop? pic.twitter.com/YOz4oeIajH
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) December 6, 2017
Williams is currently enjoying motherhood, taking a break from professional tennis but is expected to return at the Australian Open in January.