In the weeks to come, Mark Zuckerberg will finally have his chance at posting endless baby pictures on Facebook.
The social media mogul is eagerly anticipating the birth of his first child with wife Priscilla Chan. The Facebook founder has already taken to his social media brainchild by posting notes on the updates of the Facebook heir.
In his note last August, Zuckerberg excitedly announced to the world that he and his wife is expecting a baby girl.
He also mentioned how his child will signal an opportunity for the power couple to bring further greater good into the world, by letting his daughter be a motivation to dream up of new ways to improve the world at large.
"This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people's lives around the world -- Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy. Now we'll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation," the Facebook founder said.
The pregnancy is a miraculous development for the couple as they had previously experienced three miscarriages prior. Zuckerberg also spoke about how he struggled to keep the miscarriages to themselves, feeling that they would be judged if they went ahead and came out about it.
NPR also mentioned how the social media billionaire has been trying hard for years to have a child but to no avail - that is until now.
Surprisingly, Zuckerberg already knows that his daughter takes after him as evidenced by the thumbs-up sign she showed him on the ultrasound. "Cilla and our child are both healthy; I'm extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what's coming. In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up "like" with her hand, so I'm already convinced she takes after me," the FB founder said.
Even though the social media mogul did not outrightly promise that he would post hundreds of FB photos of his daughter, he did hint that his coming out with the issues mentioned might embolden others to say their stories about struggles in conceiving and miscarriage as well.
Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook Page:
"We want to share one experience to start. We've been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way.
You feel so hopeful when you learn you're going to have a child. You start imagining who they'll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they're gone. It's a lonely experience. Most people don't discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you -- as if you're defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own.
In today's open and connected world, discussing these issues doesn't distance us; it brings us together. It creates understanding and tolerance, and it gives us hope.
When we started talking to our friends, we realized how frequently this happened -- that many people we knew had similar issues and that nearly all had healthy children after all.
Our good news is that our pregnancy is now far enough along that the risk of loss is very low, and we are very hopeful.
We're looking forward to welcoming her into the world and sharing more soon when she's ready to come out and meet everyone!"