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Serena Williams is a mom! The tennis pro and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, have welcomed their first child.
Serena and Alexis insisted that they didn’t know the sex of the baby on the way, but had a strong feeling it was a girl: “So few surprises in life these days,” the expectant mom recently explained. “That’s why I’m waiting to find out the sex of the baby.” It turns out their instinct were right! According to reports, the couple’s daughter arrived on September 1 weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces.
Congratulations have been pouring in, and it looks like the little one already has some very famous fans. Auntie Venus Williams was of course among the first to respond, telling reporters at the U.S. Open, “Obviously I’m super excited, words can’t describe.”
While the proud new parents have yet to comment publicly on their new arrival, Serena was very open throughout her pregnancy. She posed for more than one belly-baring photo shoot and gave interviews admitting to her insecurities about impending motherhood (“I have never been around babies. I need a Baby 101 class!”).
The athlete’s Twitter feed in the days and weeks leading up to the birth reveals the ups and downs of her third trimester — which I’m sure will sound all too familiar to some of you moms-to-be out there!
Tummy itches. Don’t scratch right? Just rub more cream…
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 14, 2017
I want a baked potato
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 21, 2017
I waddle now but only at night after a long day….
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 16, 2017
Any tips on how to turn over at night? I’m having trouble from going from my left ….to my right…. to my left side.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 19, 2017
Lol I feel like I’m in a match but down a couple breaks. Haha I’m trying to hang in there. I’m always in it to comeback gotta break back..
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 28, 2017
It’s official. I no longer have ankles
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) August 13, 2017
“Just waiting…” reads one of Serena’s last tweets. Sounds like the wait is finally over. Congratulations to them!
Got any guesses as to the baby’s name?
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