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. Manuel

    Am I the only one to think that she announced to the entire world about an unborn baby so early in the pregnancy that she had no warranty ever that the child will be there? Still born baby are so cute when they have a facebook page with 26X friends and more and have been aired on television ...

    June 1, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris S

      How'd you get your citizenship without being able to speak English?

      June 1, 2011 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ellis

    I eat chorizo

    June 1, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jason

    I wonder what her twitter page is like

    June 1, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. boyle

    i have a pimple on my right ass cheek inside is it hemmoroids or dts?

    June 1, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Friends of Marriah

      Now that's newsworty

      June 1, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Cheque

      It's about as important and newsworthy as someone getting knocked up and posting about it is.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      That's your brain Boyle !

      June 2, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mike C

    Oh man guys turn on the tube guess whats on cnn... Breaking news of course! A whole one hour interview with Paris Hilton!

    June 1, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Soldier

    Dear parents everywhere:

    No one outside of your family cares that you're having a baby. When it's born, don't let it cry in public places. Take it somewhere private when it cries. The rest of us didn't have the baby- you did. That means you don't get special parking spots at Best Buy, you don't get to let your little rats run around crazy at our restaurants, and you shut them up in movies. Got it? Your kid is only important to YOU. The rest of us would like to go on living our lives... even those of us who DARE not have kids.

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    Sincerely,

    The rest of us.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Friend of Marriah

      I take it you were never a child?

      June 1, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      You are speaking for yourself only - not for "the rest of us"

      June 1, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      You must have had a horrible childhood. Poor you 😦

      June 1, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Friends of Marriah

      There's a ripple effect. This maybe the person that might change your sad, bitter world for the better. Such negativity. Go watch Paris Hilton. That should cheer you up.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Bb

      Couldnt agree more, I hate being constantly inundated with other peoples spawn wherever I go. Also this article made me throw up a little in my mouth...

      June 1, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Cheque

      Why would you suggest they go watch another useless person who should have been aborted?

      A fruit fly gives birth 600+ times a month. It's not some miracle worthy of praise and glory. It happens every second of every day. To the parents it is special. but in the grand scheme of things, most people just don't care.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • trigin8

      Wow don't you sound bitter and pretty pathetic to say such a thing. Go get a life!

      June 1, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Friend of Marriah

      RC that was rather cold. Why do you care so much as to not only take the time to comment, but to do so in such a nasty way? You know most people don't care about your comments, so what makes you so special. Idiots make hateful comments on-line every day, who cares about yours, except the people you are hurting.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Blue Moon

      The fact that your parents molested you as a child doesnt mean that you have to hate every parent in this world. Not every family has molesters in it like yours

      June 1, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
    • slee

      Soldier, WOW! I feel sorry for you. Kids are a gift. News flash... people like you and Bb are rare. Do not assume that other people share your disgusting evil thoughts!

      June 1, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Cheque

      My mother was amazing, thank you very much.

      It's 40 degrees and I can't sleep and I stumbled on this article, so I am posting. I really don't care if other people read my comments. I am just fed up with people thinking having a baby is grounds for special treatment. This page violates the terms of Facebook. Period. The End. If they want some sort of digital scrapbook, they should do it on a page without those terms.

      As an aside, there are PLENTY of positive new stories that could be posted about that are not so banal.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • seryie

      Zip it!

      June 1, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Ella Jay

      you have got to be kidding me. it's a baby. actually, it's a fetus. it may or may not be a baby, ever.

      to the parents: so you got pregnant. congratulations. guess how many people did it before you?
      so you're the first parents to market your baby online! well, you're probably not, but you have sunk to a new low. you're going for a book deal and reality show, aren't you?

      i already pity that unborn child. life reproduces. trees sprout and produce fruit. chickens are hatched and eaten.

      for the sake of your most-precious-child-in-the-universe, take down the page. a kid does not need to know that "the whole world" adores her. she needs to know that her parents believe the sun rises and sets in her. AND that they would do anything in the world to protect her. what you are doing is exposing her, just the opposite.

      have you ever heard of jon and kate plus 8 or whatever that stupid show's name was? look at those children today, look at that family today. is this what you want for your family? and you .... YOU trumped trumped everybody – even them – in sinking to new depths to market your child before she's even born.

      June 1, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      @soldier – these children you are rubbishing are the adults of tomorrow. Their TAXES will be supporting selfish, childless parasites like you with your pension credits and healthcare. They will also fight for their country and YOU and don't you forget it.
      You Dare not to have children.............hmmm that's usually the whine of the terminally impotent!

      June 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kara83

    They are acting like they are the first people to conceive
    Sad, these people probably couldn't find any facebook friends on their own.
    So they turn their unborn baby into a freak, just for attention.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Cousin of the Greenes

      ...The large majority of the friends that baby has are real-life friends and family of the couple in question? Marriah has 270+ un-added friend requests from people who've seen these articles. Very few of the random ones have been added.

      Why are you attacking the couple themselves for CNN's decision to run a local short on their website? It was as much of a surprise to them as it is to you!

      Lastly... Freak? I mean come on; it's an unborn child for pete's sake! It's hardly a freak, and keeping records of the pregnancy to show her when she gets older is hardly going to make her one lol. Let's simply celebrate the child; it's not exactly a morality debate or anything here!

      June 1, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Ella Jay

      to 'cousin of the greenes', you almost have a convincing argument.

      ..The large majority of the friends that baby has are real-life friends and family of the couple in question? Marriah has 270+ un-added friend requests from people who've seen these articles. Very few of the random ones have been added.

      if you reread that paragraph, you can see that even you can't say "this is ONLY friends and family and NO random people will be added. this is what we call justifying something ... almost telling the truth, for the sake of winning your argument.

      Why are you attacking the couple themselves for CNN's decision to run a local short on their website? It was as much of a surprise to them as it is to you!

      really? so they had absolutely no idea that they had been interviewed by the media? who did they think those people with the cameras and microphones were? or ...let's just say they didn't bring a crew. they *did* take the phone call, didn't they? they *did* call all their "real" friends and family and tell them to look on CNN, right?
      apparently some folks are unaware that you can REFUSE TO TALK TO THE MEDIA. they should try practicing this phrase: "thank you for your interest! we are so excited about the impending birth of the most awesome child in the universe, but we believe that this is a time for privacy and family celebrations, so please respect our wishes and leave us in peace."

      Lastly... Freak? I mean come on; it's an unborn child for pete's sake! It's hardly a freak, and keeping records of the pregnancy to show her when she gets older is hardly going to make her one lol.

      freak .... SHOW. freak show. a place where oddities and curiosities are seen. your "cousins" have created their unborn child into a freak show. and if they don't get a handle on this immediately, the child will suffer.

      Let's simply celebrate the child; it's not exactly a morality debate or anything here!
      that is an awesome idea. take down the page and create a new one so that they can celebrate the child-to-be in privacy. we all have our children, grandchildren, cousins and impending births about which to be excited. while no one would take away from your upcoming joy, please remember that to the rest of the world, your people are just some random folks who also got knocked up – like pretty much everybody before them – and then had a rather dumb idea that got out of hand.

      stop defending it for just one moment and think about the repercussions. this is a bad idea.

      June 1, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Kara 83 and Ella Jay several words spring to mind................................
      Middle aged; spinsters; jealous; boring; windbag [that's for Ella Jay – lots to say, no substance]; bitter and twisted. That about covers it.

      June 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      the PAGE is for our friends, NOT FOR YOU!!!

      February 12, 2013 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ellis

    Wave of the future? Maybe. Beats dull photos.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Yawn.

    The account is in violation of Facebook's terms of service (age requirement).

    June 1, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Friend of Marriah

      Actually the parents are over 13, and you really didn't think she signed up herself. Its an event page guys, just like thousands of others. But a much better question, why does this bother you enough to write a comment?

      June 1, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Cheque

      Actually, how old the parents are is IRRELEVANT. If you make a Facebook page for your pet and post as them, guess what? They will delete it, because it doesn't matter how old the poster posing as the fake profiler is.

      June 1, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Ella Jay

      to Friend of Marriah looks like you have a new job: apologist for the greens. or is it white knight? i can see that you are going to be very busy. remember that some folks are going to tweak you just to watch you twitch. and you are not going to change anyone's opinion: people who think this is a stupid idea are not going to suddenly think it's brilliant because some anonymous person (who probably doesn't even know them) says they should think it is brilliant.

      June 1, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Simone Says

      "But a much better question, why does this bother you enough to write a comment?"

      lolol
      lamest internet argument ever. like ... you're impugning their character because they ... want to comment on an article that ... you're commenting on lolol

      you should consider having an actual 'argument' to support you, instead of the internet equivalent of "no *you* are!"

      June 1, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. Milwaukee

    Awesome, so now I can make a Facebook page for my sperm?

    June 1, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality Cheque

      Yep.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Friends of Marriah

      Yes you may, but will your local news station interview you and your sperm?

      June 1, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
    • pointless1

      My local newscaster will take it on the chin and do the story...

      June 1, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Simone Says

      only if they are as photogenic as young marriah-to-be!

      June 1, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. pteka

    this is highly creepy and I don't like it AT ALL!!!

    June 1, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tip Toe

    Keep 'em coming! Loving the freak show!

    June 1, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. slee

    Actually, I see it both ways. As a parent, with family and friends who ask for updates on my pregnancy or my kids... this is an easy way to get the news out. There are privacy settings for reasons people are saying not to do this. Obviously the facebook page is made up of people who want to know, not by the parents pushing their baby news on others. Before I read the article, I thought it was wierd and wrong actually. But after I started reading... I would totally do it. I did actually do this on my own fb page. Due to the obvious risk of miscarriage with any pregnancy, I would not want to go through taking it back or having to shut down the page. Even with that, it's a nice memorial site to have if it was to turn into that. May Marriah be blessed for having this special page to see all the love which surrounded her even before she was born.

    June 1, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Friend of Marriah

      Thanks. Nice note!

      June 1, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      Well said Slee.

      June 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Spanzor

    maybe the laptop on top of the baby bump all day won't affect it's growth at all.

    June 1, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Joshua W.

      Trust me the small amount of raditation that is bring put out by teh electronics of a laptop is nothing comparted to that of every day living... Microwaves, Cellphones, Metal Decetors, Wide Screen 60" Plasma/LCD/DLP TVs. Not to mention second hand smoke, air polution, alergens... and lets not forget about the things the baby is inrtoduced to while in teh fetus cause of the mothers personal hygine... I mean I could go on and on... and you choose to stick about a subject that is mute compared to other things in our everyday living and enviroment that does way worse.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Simone Says

      it's not mute, it's MOOT. MOOT! MOOT!!!!

      mute: dampen down the sound so there is none (pronunciation: Myoot)
      please mute the stereo so i can hear these internet idiots yelling at each other.

      moot: no longer legally viable. (pronunciation: moooooot. common usage: legal community. uncommon usage: folks who don't know what it means or how to say it properly)
      the argument about the fetus page is moot because the idiots took down the page

      June 1, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joe Camel

    Remember when just getting knocked up was enough "getting attention" for young women? Never thought I'd miss those days.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
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