Serena Williams Admits She Doesn’t Really Think She’s A Baby Person Yet — Can You Relate?
People always say there’s no real way to be ready for motherhood. You can, of course, prepare your home as much as possible with all the basic necessities and even attempt to wrap your mind around never sleeping again. But with kids there are so many variables from the birthing process to college graduation that knowing you’re actually ready to always put your child’s needs before yours from here forth — well, it sounds good, but it isn’t always realistic.
That’s exactly what Serena Williams talked about in her profile in the September issue of Vogue. The “Greatest Athlete Ever” is just weeks away from giving birth, but she freely admitted even at this stage in the game she’s not sure she’s a “baby person” so to speak.
“The biggest thing is that I don’t really think I’m a baby person,” she told the mag. “Not yet. That’s something I have to work on. I’m so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, Am I going to be good enough?”
That’s a fair, and all too common, worry. Society would like us to think all women are naturally “baby people” but it’s not an easy transition to go from only having to focus on yourself — and attaining great success while doing so — to now shifting your focus to making someone else the best, while still working on yourself. Unsurprisingly, Serena is up for the challenge.
“I used to think I’d want to retire when I have kids, but no. I’m definitely coming back. Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing. But there’s no better feeling in the world.”
Now, the only thing standing in between pregnant Serena and Serena’s comeback as a new mom is actually giving birth, which the 35-year-old isn’t exactly thrilled about.
“I’m nervous about childbirth,” she shared. “I’m not a spring chicken. The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I’ve had surgeries galore, and I don’t need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it.”
We hear that. Did you feel like you were a “baby person” before you became a mom or did motherhood turn you into one?