Unborn child has Facebook profile
"I am growing strong and waiting to get out of my mom's belly," fetus Marriah Greene says on her Facebook profile.
May 31st, 2011
10:28 PM ET

Unborn child has Facebook profile

Unborn baby Marriah Greene has a lot to say, at least according to her Facebook profile.

The child attends Tummy University, enjoys soccer and swimming and talks in first person. And her friends talk back to her– in baby-speak, naturally.

Of course, it’s really her mother, Ellie Greene of Whitehouse, Texas, updating the page, but the fetus already has more than 260 friends.

When Ellie and her husband, Matt, decided it was time to announce their pregnancy, they wanted a quick, inclusive method, and what’s faster than Facebook to spread exciting news?

“Within a day she had over 100 friends,” Ellie said, according to affiliate KLTV.

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Friends quickly responded to updates about Marriah. They give advice, make jokes and compliment her beauty in the ultrasound photos.

“We wanted to keep the page going, so she could go back and look at it,” Ellie said, giving her daughter the opportunity to see how many people adored her before she was even born.

The parents plan to continue updating the page, with her birth story coming soon. After all, “The word in the belly is there's a lot more to see.”

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  1. AO

    This looks like its front page news...

    June 1, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. TC

    I thought there was an age limit on facebook?

    June 1, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Sari

      Lol! Good call, TC.

      June 1, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mark

    This looks like the quality of reporting I'd expect from the news.... if I was watching Anchorman.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. BO

    Um, you have to be 13 years old to have a Facebook account. OK, so the parents are actually managing the account. But when the baby is born, it will be against Facebook policy for this baby to have an account.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • JD

      Oh get real! You don't have anything better to worry about?

      June 1, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. allitrop

    “We wanted to keep the page going, so she could go back and look at it,” Ellie said, giving her daughter the opportunity to see how many people adored her before she was even born.

    is that the only reason they are doing this? I don't get it. Do they really care how many strangers on facebook adore their daughter?

    June 1, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Babyeater2000

      Stangers? Most of them will be family friends who will be watching the child grow up.

      June 1, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • clm

      All of her "friends" are actually personally known by the couple. No strangers have been "friended".

      June 1, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Chris

    So the unborn child has more friends on facebook than I do.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Elizabeth

    NO, let the baby be private – This is not right –

    June 1, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sarah

    This is the least newsworthy story that I've seen on CNN in a long time. That's even counting the LeAnn Rimes "I'm not scary skinny" story from yesterday, which was pretty mindless in its own right. CNN, you are embarrassing yourself.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • clm

      I guess you didn't see Paris Hilton on for an hour last night, or the couple that named their baby after the "like" button. All on CNN.

      June 1, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. A human

    Her body – doing what she wants with it – hey let’s criticize her for it...

    June 1, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Summer819

    At first I thought this was weird, but when I read they want to keep the page going so she can look at it at a later date...well, that's sweet. I'm a big fan of mementos and what better way than to be able to show your child how excited people were over her birth than to see the words from those family/friends herself. God bless!

    June 1, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dennis

    This is nothing... both my kids (when they were fetuses) had 500+ friends on Facebook before they popped out.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. teepee

    a further demonstration of the stupidity of americans'

    June 1, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      Yep! They first showed it when they chose the last 4 presidents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dennis

    (It's a great way for family and friends who live far away to see pictures of the youngens).

    June 1, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. JJ

    The fetus attends "Tummy University"....I just threw up in my mouth.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Keith Rogers

      Hahaha.

      June 1, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. Keith Rogers

    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I've ever seen on CNN's front page. Dexter serial killer Arthur Mitchell has over 200 Facebook friends; why isn't he on the front page? I should stop coming here as frequently, or not at all.

    June 1, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
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