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. Joey

    @ Uncle Sam:
    The best things in life are free.
    Getting pregnant doesn't mean you have to have a baby.
    A baby is not a product on which to build a business to support a woman.

    June 1, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Angie

      Getting pregnant DOES mean you have to have a baby! The only way out is to kill it......

      June 1, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Awww someones bitter. Maybe if you're good you'll reincarnate with your own ovaries someday. For now you'll just have to be ok wearing your moms dress.

      June 1, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. Uncle Sam

    @Joey...do you find it odd that the same people who view illegal Mexicans as potential Americans view unborn babies as slabs of meat? And the people who view illegal Mexicans as lawbreakers view unborn babies as precious? No...I doubt your mind has the capacity. never mind.

    June 1, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Fetus-Baby-Child

    What is is CNN? A fetus, a baby, or a child? Hard to say isn't it? The parents define it as a child. A really sick-in-the-head legal system would describe it as not much more than a growth, a wart inside the mother. You should have just stuck with fetus. Hm...but then there is the whole problem of the 3D ultrasound isn't there....the one at the top of your page that shows a baby? Hard to doublespeak that.

    June 1, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
    • nula

      Progeny, always a good alternative.

      June 1, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jon

    Can't CNN say "baby"? Do you have to avoid the obvious? Look at the picture. This "unborn child" is a baby.

    June 1, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      We see the obvious. Sad that others can't isn't it?

      June 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. crabman

    the kid is scared for life . nice going

    June 1, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      Who scared it?? I can't stand people who frighten babies never could !!!!!!!

      June 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill McStickers

    It's no wonder this country is in the state that it's in.

    June 1, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Uncle Sam

    She's a little girl.

    June 1, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. Maxine

    These are some sick people! I just cannot fathom behavior like this. Facebook???? The daughter is NOT going to be happy about this if Facebook is still around when she is old enough to realize how her parents used and abused her in order to gain attention for themselves. Guarantee you they come up with some sort of product to sell from this. And by the way....THEY are not pregnant....SHE is pregnant.

    June 1, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      Maxine.
      Sperm > 23 Chromosomes + ovum > 23 Chromosomes = 46 Chromosomes
      Moment of fertilization 46 Chromosomes divide by 2 = 23 Chromosomes = baby
      I'd say that baby is equally father's and mother's – so would science. If you don't know the biological facts it's always better to keep quiet.....yeah????

      June 2, 2011 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. brad-ash

    That's just creepy

    June 1, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. Daryl

    Oh, this is just so exciting and if you hadn't clarified that it was actually the mother updating the page, I was all set to believe in miracles. I most especially like how the image has been manipulated in photoshop. Trying for some type of hysterical response from folks who might flock to your home and shower you with gifts and money?

    You'd do better to put down your cigarette and try to focus on reality.

    June 1, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      The Photo was original DA

      February 12, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. eva

    Indeed, Mariah has a name and is a baby not a fetus. CNN doesn't get it.

    June 1, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. highlander

    cnn calls her a child and by her name.read before you bit..

    June 1, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kylie

    Who cares what her motives are, it's just plain creepy.

    June 1, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Daryl

    Well, MAXINE, then if "THEY'RE" not pregnant, then he doesn't have a child, right? I laugh ad nauseum at feminists. They dream all day about having a set of balls.

    June 1, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joey

    A name does not make a child.
    My Doberman has a name, but is not a child.

    June 1, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
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