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. Luke

    Not a person. The account should be deleted!

    June 1, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
    • mary

      Looks like a person to me...

      June 1, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Vader

      I am your father.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      You're taking up valuable space for us normal people. Get Off! Bitter old man

      June 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. zoundsman

    I must say, not even out and she's looking like a babe!

    June 1, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. slee

    Friends of Marriah, there are many, many hateful people in the world now days. Always someone who will disagree with what you are doing even when there is nothing wrong with it. For something as beautiful as a new life and wanting to share it with those who want to know, these people whould know their boundaries and move on to something that interests them rather than bring down something wonderful.

    There is a point people are making about how you need to be 13 yrs old to start a page and it's wrong in the rules of facebook. There are many pages people make up that you can "like" the page or set up "groups" for these reasons. The owner of the page is an adult or someone 13 yrs or older. The page can be related to kids. No where in the article states which of these is being used. People assume too much and just want to hate on people for no reason.


    June 1, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Andrew

    Going to be awkward if it dies.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Derek

      ha ha ha

      June 1, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Friends of Marriah2011

      Talk about inducing massive lolz.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
    • spliffbowl

      Of course it will die. It just may not happen for 80 years approx.

      June 1, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt


      February 12, 2013 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. josh

    really? this makes cnn.com? must be running out of actually stories going on around the world if your posting stuff like this...

    June 1, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • T Scott

      I completely agree....This is news???????????

      June 1, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. Friends of Marriah2011

    I agree with you. I have known Marriah for nearly 17 years and will only care about her child because I am a close friend. If I didn't know her, I would think he child was a little brat. You're absolutely correct. So, while I defend her child as a friend, I consider myself "The rest of us".

    June 1, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
    • T Scott

      Its a fetus! How have you known it for 17 years?????????

      June 1, 2011 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
    • T Scott

      W T F?????????????

      June 1, 2011 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. tlctyme

    person at conception,altho small, she has heart, brain, blood same as u except maybe heart?

    June 1, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • ol cranky

      A zygote (the technical term for what we are at conception) is only 1 cell created from the penetration of the ova by the sperm, it does not have a small heart or any other organs

      June 1, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. CanadianBacon

    Wow, this family and their comments are beyond obnoxious. They really should've declined to do the news story.

    June 1, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Todd Lewis

    This isn't new. I saw someone do something similar like this on MySpace years ago. The fact that the fetus is "blogging" just irks me to no end; my cat has more intelligence than said fetus and you don't see it blogging!

    June 1, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Vader

      MySpace? Well there's your difference, these people are white.

      June 1, 2011 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      It's NEW to Marriah's parents and friends. Party pooper!

      June 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Friend

    This is fab, what better way to share the great news that you have a baby on the way – Well done Ellie! Why should we have to live in a world where everything is about rules. We should be allowed to do fun things and this is fun! This is a social networking site and what the Greene's are doing is social networking.
    Obviously some people are bitter but cant you just keep this to yourself and let everyone else enjoy this article and thier great news.
    Better hearing about this than war or crime – we should have more happy news more often!

    June 1, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. Krissy

    Last time I checked there were baby websites set up to alert family members of the arrival of a little one, without notifying all the psycho's and freaks too.

    June 1, 2011 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. R

    Bunch of narcissists such as them would think that the rest of the world is so overly invested in their lives

    June 1, 2011 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. tarheeldarling

    I know people who have FB for their kids. It just creeps me out and makes me wonder how long it will be before they open credit cards under their children's names and ruin their credit before they can read.

    June 1, 2011 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. R. Harris

    Not the way I'd like to start life. With of those 200+ "friends" 98% are phony!

    June 1, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Friend of Marriah

      The people they have friended are real, living friends, family and co-workers. Not the several thousand or so that have tried to friend her since last night.

      June 1, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Friend of Marriah – All the luck in the world to the mom and dad; the precious little baby and all her family and friends.
      Normal people love this story. The clinical depressives will never celebrate anything good in life. {There's obviously a missing gene !!!!!!]

      June 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Erica

    This story is obnoxious. These parents are obnoxious.

    If her parents want to create the fetus a stupid Facebook page, so be it, but to make this "report worthy" is nonsense. Period. I figured CNN to be a little bit more reasonable with their news stories than to report about a stupid unoriginal social networking incident. Please, CNN, do not cover crap like this again. Thanks!

    June 1, 2011 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris S

      Hah, don't be a tard. This has been done many times before, so don't act like this specific instance really bothers you. There are Facebook pages for much dumber things out there. Case in point, my moustache has it's own page, and over a hundred friends.

      June 1, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      No kidding, Chris S. My point was that it was NOT CNN worthy. So don't you be a "tard" and misread my post!! Hence, unoriginal means overdone...

      By the way, congratulations to your mustache.

      June 1, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Newshound

      Erica, a simple response. To CNN this is creating traffic, and response. Currently several hundreds comments alone. That alone will assure the story will re-air. Viewers are watching and commenting. THAT is the business of news broadcasts. That is why Paris Hilton was on for an hour last night. I have no idea of what "report worthy" means, to the editors it is anything that will generate viewership and response. This story does it, and thats why they will do stories like it, and will continue to. BTW they just used a story generated from a local TV station, KLTV in Tyler, Texas, and was not original content from CNN itself if that makes you feel better. And no they are not obnoxious.

      June 1, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
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