Serena Williams‘ daughter Alexis is teething and the tennis champ is asking fans for help as she’s “so stressed” over her baby’s constant crying.
“Teething- aka the devil – is so hard,” the Wimbledon ace, 36, captioned an Instagram pic of her 3-month-old. “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 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??”
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 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??
Fans responded with suggestions that included using frozen bananas, baby Oragel, baby Tylenol, teething rings, and one person even recommended rubbing a little bit of whiskey on Alexis’ gums (we’re not sure a pediatrician would approve).
Williams has been a hands-on mom since welcoming her first child with Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian in September. She is breastfeeding her little girl and earlier this month admitted that she gets “emotional” when she even starts to think about when it might be time to stop (she also asked fans for advice on when that should be).
Little Alexis has also been by her mom’s side for all of the important events that followed her birth this year — the baby was walked down the aisle by Williams’ mother when the couple wed in New Orleans in November, and she joined the newlyweds on their tropical honeymoon on a private Bahamian island.
The baby was supposed to star in a Gatorade ad with her mom at the end of November, but a substitute bub was found at the last minute when Alexis was sick on the day of filming. Nevertheless, the commercial was a love letter to Williams’ child.
“Baby girl, I won’t mind if you play tennis badly. I won’t mind if you choose to never pick up a racket,” the Grand Slam champion said in the ad. “But I beg you, in this game of life, please keep playing no matter what.”
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