“So we’re leaving the hospital after six, seven days,” the proud new mom says in a sweet clip debuting her daughter. “It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got — we got a baby girl!”
Along with baby Alexis’ first photo and name reveal, Williams also shared a montage of memorable moments from her pregnancy, including her first ultrasound, belly bump selfies and the parents-to-be assembling the nursery.
The tennis champion, 35, hinted she would share photos Tuesday evening, with a cheeky post featuring her fiancé Alexis Ohanian that read, “…. but are you ready?”
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Serena and Alexis have opted to name their baby after dad, but it appears that she will go by her middle name, Olympia, giving that ths couple have already launched several social media accounts under the name Olympia Ohanian.
For clarification the name Olympia is linked “With its relation to Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods, and to the Olympic games, this name has an athletic, goddess-like aura.”
The excitement building to the arrival of Serena’s baby is summed up by big sis Venus who moments before playing her U.S. Open match in Queens, New York, opened up to ESPN about the birth of her new niece, saying, “Obviously I’m super excited. Words can’t describe.”
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian welcomed their daughter on Friday, Sept. 1 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, weighing 6 lbs., 13 oz.
Doting momSerena showing off wonderful tenderness towards daughter Olympia
The Ohanian girls, Serena Williams and Olympia, get some much deserved rest
Serena Williams and fiancé Alexis Ohanian introduce daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr
Serena was eight weeks along when she won record setting Grand slam No. 23, January in Australia
Serena Williams, 35, confirmed her pregnancy in April after she inadvertently revealed on Snapchat that she was 20 weeks along. Williams and Ohanian, 34, were engaged in December.
Ahead of their daughter’s birth, the couple revealed that they were opting to leave the baby’s sex a surprise, though both shared that they felt they were having a girl.
“[Serena] won the Australian Open while pregnant. And she remarked that she feels like it has to be a girl because everything that baby went through and handled like a champ, only a woman could be strong enough to take on,” Ohanian said during a late-night talk show appearance in early August.
The expectant Williams echoed her fiancé’s sentiment to Vogue in its September issue, revealing, “I have a strong suspicion that it’s a girl.”