Like so many new mothers, Candace Parker is “suffering from lack of sleep.” Though she may be sleep deprived, the WNBA player admits that she is “doing great” and that her six-week old “baby is the joy in [her] life.”
While she says it is “a blessing to be a mother” to daughter Lailaa Williams, Candace Parker can’t wait to get back to work and has already started training for the basketball season.
“I feel good and I feel like I’m pretty much a few pounds heavier than my playing weight,” said Parker, who weighed in at 175 pounds last year. “But I pretty much got back down to where I was, give or take five or seven pounds. That will burn off in the first week in practice.”
When asked recently by Time magazine whether she feels it will be hard for her to come back after giving birth just a few weeks ago, Candace replied, “My teammates have done it. Tina Thompson came back the same season she delivered her son. Lisa Leslie waited a year. They’re still at the top of their game. I don’t think it’s going to be easy, by any means, but I think it’s possible to come back better than I was. I understand my body a lot more. I focus a lot more on stretching and taking care of myself.”