Serena Williams and fiancé Alexis Ohanian have introduced their beautiful new baby girl to the world, almost two weeks after her birth.
In an Instagram post and accompanying video, the first-time parents revealed their new arrival’s all-important moniker as Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. Of course, baby Alexis is named after her proud dad.
Squee! Would you get a load of those pouty lips? And that little button nose?
The couple, who became engaged at the end of last year, also shared that there were a "lot of complications." And while they didn't provide any further details, it was close to a week before they were able to take home their new bub -- who weighed just 6 lbs and 13 ounces when she was born on Friday, Sept. 1.
“So we’re leaving the hospital after six, seven days,” the proud new mum says in the 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!”
The video, which goes far beyond providing a first glimpse at the darling newborn, cuts together home video and social-media posts from the tennis great’s entire pregnancy -- including the very first ultrasound, never-before-seen bump shots and intimate footage of the parents-to-be.
WATCH: Serena Williams shares her pregnancy journey with a heartmeltingly cute video. Post continues...
As previously reported, the tennis great accidentally revealed her pregnancy by uploading a photo of herself to Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks."
Her representatives were forced to confirm the exciting news just hours after the tennis star posted (and quickly deleted) an image of her growing baby bump.
“Well, actually it was an accident,” she told Gayle King at Tuesday’s 2017 Ted Talks conference. “I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I’m going.”
She added: “I didn’t tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I’d been saving it. On social media, you press the wrong button and… Thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I’m like, ‘That’s weird.’ But it was a good moment. I was only going to wait five or six more days [to share].”
The pregnancy announcement was met with utter joy and no small amount of amazement as quick-thinking fans worked out that the 23-time Grand Slam winner was approximately eight weeks pregnant during the Australian Open—which she won—in January.
But the tennis star, who discovered she was expecting just two days before the tournament, recently told Gayle King it wasn’t an “easy” experience.
"You hear all these stories about people when they're pregnant: They get sick, they get really tired, really stressed out," she said at the 2017 Ted Talks conference.. I had to really take all that energy and put it in a paper bag, so to say, and throw it away. Pregnant or not, no one knew and I was supposed to win that tournament. Every time I play, I'm expected to win. If I don't win, it's actually much bigger news."
Congratulations again to the family-of-three!
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