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. Dr. Hook

    We'll see about that.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dr. Hook

    No. Not Captain Hook. Dr. Hook. Bloody Dr. Hook. The one with the bloody hook.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    Ruin the poor childs life .. facebook is for data mining. uhh so great that facebook thing.. ja sell yourself and all about you.The advertising industry, governments etc will be happy. Go ahead folks, believe in facebook and down the road you will maybe learn about data privacy. The same of course applies to Google. THese big ass companies are just a simple disaster for the economy and the privacy of an individual. For me, i would have kicked my mothers rear if she would have posted me on facebook. It is not only your friends that can see it. Chats are logged, any of your movements there. Just a question of time until the government gets the idea to go and harvest as they did with all of these big asses such as Yahoo etc. How can somone be so blind not to see what is going on. People already have lost their jobs over facebook, Unemployment etc has been cut because of some posts there. You guys really dont know what you are doing.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mixed

    I saw this and initially said: "hmm, must be a pro-life thing." Then read the article (always handy, especially on CNN), had said: "hmm, fluff."

    But aside from future congrats, the only thing I'd like to point out to "I'm going to kill it for lunch" Zuckerberg is: "IT'S NOT EVEN BORN, LET ALONE 13!!!!" Sigh.

    Good luck to the Greenes!

    May 31, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kyle

    It's pitiful that this makes it on to CNN at all, let alone their main page. WHO CARES?! This is not news.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chaz Romano (not real name. take that CNN)

    this is against facebook TOS. Profile should be removed.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pinkdynamite

    this is just odd. to parade it around like that. and at four months I'd still be too concerned about a miscarriage as if to personify the fetus to this extent. what happened to photoalbums and scrapbooks to keep for the kid later on?

    May 31, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phyllis

      I totally agree!

      June 1, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. CS

    Facebook's terms of service clearly state that users must be at least 13 years old. A page for a fetus clearly violates this and should be removed. Not to mention that this is just beyond stupid anyway.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality Cheque


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

      You all know that the baby isn't REALLY using the facebook page right!? OH wow, you all are silly!! No, the baby doesn't actually have a smart phone or a laptop inside the womb! HAHA! So, no, the baby's age is irrelevant, isn't that neat!?

      June 1, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. David Keller

    Cool –

    Let's just rename Facebook, " Fetusbook " right now and have done with it ( ! )

    – D.B.Keller

    May 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeannie


      May 31, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • David Keller

      OMG –

      It's not another one of Arnold's IS IT ? ? ? ! ! ! :^ )

      Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered in Akron (again )

      May 31, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. We Were First

    I hate to say this but why are they so special? They were not the 1st one to do that. And i Know! I started one as a joke when my wife conceived the first time, and she grew into it, but sadly we lost that child to a miscarriage. Then 2 months later we conceived again. We made the official and formal announcement after 3 months to friends, family and others on facebook. Guess what, that was over a month before this couple did it and my wife is due June 16. So why are they special? Why are they so news worthy to be on WTTE Fox 28 Columbus, KLTV 7, and CNN when they aren't the first nor the only one? We do it because i have family that live far away and its a great tool for announcements, updates and posting ultrasound pics as well.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • CS

      Sorry, you were not first. A simple Google search reveals others who have created FB profiles for their fetuses long before you. It's still a violation of FB's terms of service, and it's still just stupid.

      May 31, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AlienShark

    ok, I mean, I am nobody to judge...if she wants to have a facebook page for her fetus well then we just celebrated Memorial Day for millions of troops who were willing to put their lives on the line to fight for her freedom to do so...Good luck with the baby, stay blessed.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. T

    You do know that Facebook doesn't allow anyone under 13 years old on their site, right?
    Someone should report this to Facebook so they shut it down like all the other profiles that violate their terms...

    May 31, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. stfu, parents

    These parents are ridiculous. They are delusional about the importance of their kid to anyone but them. No wonder kids can't do stuff for themselves anymore – their parents are setting a horrible example while they are still in the womb!

    Of course, I probably should have expected this when I first read the kid's name! MARRIAH? Another mombie who thinks a great way to make their kid unique is to give them a regular name and then spell it wrong.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mariah

      Awww, my name's not rregular. But it is rretarrded to spell it with 2 r's. 😛 lol

      May 31, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jinx

    I would never do this to my unborn child; I'd be afraid I'd be jinxing my pregnancy.

    May 31, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 867192

    What happened to protecting Kids?
    It seems the entire planet has the opinion everyone wants to know what they do every second of every minute, of every hour, of every day !! ***And CNN Our soldiers are dying everyday, we are still at war on several fronts, the economy is still in the tank and Companies are still moving jobs out of the US, we still give them hugh tax breaks, WHY? Any one of these topics would be good pick one

    May 31, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
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