A recent photo tennis star Serena Williams uploaded to her Instagram page looks very familiar to lots of parents.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner has no qualms about demonstrating how devoted she is as a mother, and that has resorted to her climbing inside her daughter’s crib in a new Instagram post.
Letting the Monday, Feb. 11, photo do all the talking, Williams smiled as she spooned young Olympia Ohanian, who gazed at something capturing her attention.
“So glad I’m not the only one that does this!!♥️♥️”
“I use to do this 😭”
“❤️ love this! Been there many times thought I was the only one lol.”
“So many nights… the best most uncomfortable nights sleep ever.”
“That’s a real mom, this is what moms life is about…. loooved!!! You are making me go back in time did that with my 2nd…. every time he sees the picture I get an extra hug… today he is 6’2 and 15 years old!!! Cheers to great moments we built with our babies ❤️🎉🦋”
The image, which some hypothesized showed Williams sleep training her 1-year-old, marks the most recent time that the athlete has shown how far she’ll go to make her baby comfy.
In December, Williams got ready for the Australian Open and had to work out while holding her sleepy, unhappy baby.
“I am getting ready for the first match of the year and my dear sweet baby @olympiaohanian was tired and sad and simply needed mama’s love. So if it means warming up and stretching while holding my baby that’s what #thismama will do,” she said on Instagram before thanking other working moms and working dads for their tales of balancing it all. “Hearing your stories makes me know I can do this.”
And back in October, Williams decided she wasn’t above asking for help and put out a call when she had trouble getting her baby to relax and enjoy herself on a flight.
“#thismama is tired. Flying with the little one is really a test,” Williams said at the time. “#thismama really needs tips. There is nothing I do that seems to work. I don’t want her to use a ipad. Any suggestions? #thismama.”