New mom Serena Williams “cried” when she missed seeing her daughter’s first steps.
Serena tweeted: “She took her first steps … I was training and missed it. I cried.”
Serena had previously admitted she prayed and “cried a little bit” when she stopped breastfeeding.
“I literally sat Olympia in my arms, I talked to her, we prayed about it. I told her, ‘Look, I’m going to stop. Mommy has to do this.’ I cried a little bit not as much as I thought I would … After [I stopped breastfeeding], like literally I lost 10 pounds in a week. It was crazy. I just kept dropping. I was like, that’s when I learned that everything was different. Sorry to go on about that. I wanted to say that so women out there know that’s not true. Everyone takes things different. I think it’s important for us to share that message,” she said.
Serena also shed a tear every time her daughter cried in the early stages of motherhood.
She explained: “It’s tough in the beginning. The baby’s crying all the time and you don’t know why – you don’t know if it’s gas, you don’t know if she’s sick, you don’t know if it’s just colic. So I just started crying with her because I couldn’t help her and I wanted to help her and I couldn’t, so I just started crying.”