Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has told his 33 million “friends” that wife Priscilla is expecting a baby girl, according to a Sky news report.
He claims his little girl even gave a thumbs-up reminiscent of a Facebook ‘like’ during the latest scan.
The man who helped bring photo-sharing to the masses also posted a snap with Priscilla, whose bump is clearly visible.
“Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” the 31-year-old wrote.
The multi-billionaire also revealed, however, that the couple had endured three miscarriages.
Zuckerberg said they wanted to share their story to help others who do not feel they can talk to anyone.
“You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child,” he wrote.
“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.
“When we started talking to our friends, we realised how frequently this happened – that many people we knew had similar issues and that nearly all had healthy children after all.
“We hope that sharing our experience will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well.
“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.”
The couple married in 2010 after meeting at university seven years earlier.
Zuckerberg added: “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.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming her into the world and sharing more soon when she’s ready to come out and meet everyone!”