A miracle is currently occurring in the maternity ward of St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, because Serena Williams has reportedly gone into labor, according to CBS 12. The reports are unconfirmed so far, but people are reacting to Serena Williams labor reports. According to the local news station, Williams checked into the hospital on Wednesday, and was induced on Thursday night. This is her first child with her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The baby's sex is unknown. In late May, fans thought Williams' older sister, Venus, let the secret slip when she referred to the baby as "she" and said she and her other sisters all want the baby to be named after them, according to E! News, but Williams clarified things the next day, tweeting that the press has misunderstood her family's inside joke. "If I want something from one of my sisters, I say Baby Venus, or Baby Lyn, or Baby Isha needs it," she explained. She also wrote that when she uses that tactic on her father or fiancé, she implies that the baby is a boy. That's a smart lady! Still, some fans are convinced that it's a girl. And everyone is convinced that this kid is the second coming.
Pictured above: basically the entire world.
So like, is she super into puns, or is she just rebranding Labor Day as the day that we all celebrate her labor? Honestly, either one is cool.
Yup, that's how that works.
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That is clearly written for a fetus, encouraging it to come out into the world and start learning and growing. It literally couldn't be more obvious.
TBH, he or she will probably be killing it like that by age 2.
Come on, Matt, you know if you had the resources, you'd clear the floor when you went into labor. What's that now? You can't go into labor because you're a dude, and you'll never understand what it's like? OK, then. Maybe hush.
A surprising number of people seem to think Williams' deliberately timed her child's birth in order to steal thunder from other tennis players (even Venus). That's... quite a reach.
Regular common folk are always complaining about grandparents, aunts, and uncles not taking enough interest in their kids. Meanwhile, complete strangers are already treating Williams' baby like family. Now we'll just have to sit back and wait for the inevitable Instagram of a fan with a tattoo of the kid's name across their chest.
Good luck, Ms. Williams. I hope you have a cool nurse who lets you eat.