The Facebook CEO recently announced that he and his wife are expecting their second child. They had their first daughter, Max, 15 months ago. Mark revealed that he really wanted to have another girl, and his wish came true.
In his announcement, Mark wrote: “After our difficult experience having Max, we weren’t sure what to expect or whether we’d be able to have another child. When Priscilla and I first found out she was pregnant again, our first hope was that the child would be healthy. 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.”
The Facebook CEO also revealed why he is so happy that he will be having another daughter. “I grew up with three sisters and they taught me to learn from smart, strong women. They weren’t just my sisters but some of my best friends. They’ve gone on to write books, excel at performance, music, sports, cooking and their careers. They showed me how to compete and still laugh together afterwards,” he wrote.
He also noted that his wife grew up with two sisters, and that they all supported each other at all times. Mark ended his announcement by writing: “We are all better people because of the strong women in our lives – sisters, mothers and friends. We can’t wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman.”