Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have welcomed their second child to the world - a baby girl named August!
The tech mogul took to Facebook on Monday to announce the exciting news, sharing a sweet family photo and an open letter to his newborn.
“Dear August, Welcome to the world! Your mom and I are so excited to see who you will become,” he began the post.
“When your sister was born, we wrote a letter about the world we hoped she and now you will grow up in -- a world with better education, fewer diseases, stronger communities, and greater equality. We wrote that with all the advances in science and technology, your generation should live dramatically better lives than ours, and we have a responsibility to do our part to make that happen. Even though headlines often focus on what's wrong, we still believe these positive trends will win out. We're optimists about your generation and the future.”
The 33-year-old went on to “talk about childhood,” penning, “The world can be a serious place. That's why it's important to make time to go outside and play.”
“You will be busy when you're older, so I hope you take time to smell all the flowers and put all the leaves you want in your bucket now. I hope you read your favorite Dr. Seuss books so many times you start inventing your own stories about the Vipper of Vipp. I hope you ride the carousel with Max until you've tamed every color horse. I hope you run as many laps around our living room and yard as you want. And then I hope you take a lot of naps. I hope you're a great sleeper. And I hope even in your dreams you can feel how much we love you.”
Zuckerberg, who is also father to 20-month-old daughter, Max, proceeded to share a list of his hopes and dreams for the tiny tot.
“Childhood is magical. You only get to be a child once, so don't spend it worrying too much about the future. You've got us for that, and we'll do everything we possibly can to make sure the world is a better place for you and all children in your generation.
Signing the letter from “mom and dad,” Zuckerberg ended with: “August, we love you so much and we're so excited to go on this adventure with you. We wish you a life of joy, love and the same hope you give us.”
The happy couple first announced that they were expecting back in March, after previously revealing they had suffered multiple miscarriages.
“When Priscilla and I first found out she was pregnant again, our first hope was that the child would be healthy,” he posted on the social networking site.
“My next hope was that it would be a girl. I cannot think of a greater gift than having a sister and I’m so happy Max and our new child will have each other.”
Congratulations to the proud parents!
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