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19 Serena Williams Tweets About Parenting That Are Honestly So Relatable

"I just put her to bed and I already miss her it's literally been 2 mins."

In 2017, Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed baby girl Olympia Ohanian into the world — and their lives (and our IG feeds!) have never been the same ever since.

And throughout it all, Serena has been extremely candid, funny, heartwarming, and relatable on Twitter. Here's some highlights:

1. When she got super-real about her post-mama body:

#thismama has been feeling super fit-than I sat down and saw I have 3 tummy’s. Thanks @OlympiaOhanian #thismama #letsjuatbehonest #postbaby can anyone relate? Don’t be discouraged I’m playing professional tennis and I totally understand post mama body. It’s so worth it I love it

2. When she addressed the importance of a work/life balance...

As I head into next year it’s not about what we can do it’s what we MUST do as working moms and working dads. Anything is possible. 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.

3. ...but also opened up about how it felt when she missed a big first:

She took her first steps... I was training and missed it. I cried.

4. And she elaborated on that feeling in a way that was so honest and relatable:

5. When her night plans changed and she was fine with it...

This Mama Was going out for me time. Some much needed Serena time... but she threw up in my shoe... I stayed home to make sure she’s ok. #momlife #thismama

6. ...seriously, she gets that throwing up is just part of growing up:

Kids humble us. The other day on a flight home Olympia insisted on running up and down the aisle and when I finally got her to sit still, she threw up all over me. #ThisMama would love to hear your stories of motherhood.. even ones like this! Share and tag them with #ThisMama.

7. When she revealed the habit Olympia got from her...

She never quits. And I mean NEVER quits. I love it #beingserena

8. ...but also the life lessons SHE has learned from Olympia:

Today I say Olympia fall... but she got back up. She fell again almost immediately.... and almost immediately she got back up again. She always had a smile on her face. I learned a lot from Olympia today. Thank you my baby love.

9. When she got stuck right in the middle of Olympia's favorite toys — her doll Qai Qai and this lil' pupper:

And now I'm stuck in the middle!! 🤣

10. When she realized a huge perk of being a parent...

I just realized I get to go into toys r us again!

11. ...and another:

Wait how am I just finding our Frozen the musical exists?????? Wow!!!!!!!!! ⛸

12. When she got sick and felt guilty about it:

I’ve been Incredibly sick and now I believe (although walking around with Hand sanitizer and diseffencant spray) I got my baby sick. 💔💔Now we are both sick. I could not feel worse about it. Next time I’m going to quarantine myself.

13. When she said this hilarious truth about strollers:

I've conquered a lot of things... blood clots in my lungs- twice... knee and foot surgeries... winning grand slams being down match point... to name just a FEW but I found out by far the hardest is figuring out a stroller! 😰😰

14. When she got real about wanting to go to sleep...

I’m going to go to sleep now cause the sooner I go to sleep the sooner I get to wake up and see @OlympiaOhanian night everyone

15. ...but also never being able to sleep:

I can’t sleep when she cries or is upset

16. She even asked her own mom for some advice, and it wasn't very encouraging:

My mom walked me out this morning at 4am. I asked her do you sleep? She said not since she had kids. I’m 36... (and I’m the youngest of 5) #thismama

17. Because there's only one thing on her mind whenever Olympia goes to bed...

Everynight she goes to sleep I think about her and watch videos all night until I fall asleep. #thismama is a bit obsessed. Tell me I’m not the only one.

18. ...and it's so freakin' adorable:

I just put her to bed and I already miss her it’s literally been 2 mins

19. The struggle is so real, and yet so cute. Please never stop sharing, Serena!

Every time I put her to sleep I miss her.