Serena Williams is calling on her fellow mommies for help with her teething baby. The tennis champion took to Twitter on Sunday, December 17, to reveal her three-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia's painful new milestone, while requesting advice on how to cope with it.
"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. I've tried amber beads... cold towels.... chew on mommy's fingers.... homeopathic water (lol on that one)," the tennis star tweeted.
VIEW GALLERY Serena took to Twitter to reveal her daughter's latest milestone Photo: Instagram/@serenawilliams
The 36-year-old added, "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, who welcomed her daughter with husband Alexis Ohanian in September, got help from some of her fans, with one writing: "This is every single new parent. We’ve all been there. It is so tough and it is completely okay to want your mom and to want sleep and to want to cry for a hundred years," while another added: "Rubbing her gums helps with the pain of teething. Also try some harder foods, like a chilled carrot because that will also help ease the pain."
Serena and her husband welcomed their little girl in September Photo: Twitter/@serenawilliams
Shortly after giving birth, the tennis champion penned an open letter to her mom about the challenges of motherhood, writing: "You are one of the strongest women I know. I was looking at my daughter (OMG, yes, I have a daughter) and she has my arms and legs! My exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body. I don't know how I would react if she has to go through what I've gone through since I was a 15-year-old and even to this day"
Serena continued: "Thank you for being the role model I needed to endure all the hardships that I now regard as a challenges - ones that I enjoy. I hope to teach my baby Alexis Olympia the same, and have the same fortitude you have had."