Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced on Facebook a few hours ago that they have just welcomed new daughter August to the family.
This means that the couple's nearly two-year-old daughter Max, born in November 2015, has a baby sister to kick around/teach things to.
In the post, the Zuckerberg-Chans write:
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,” the letter read. “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.
But rather than write about growing up, we want to talk about childhood. 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.
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.
The couple first announced the second pregnancy back in March.
At the time, Zuckerberg wrote that both he and Chan grew up with sisters (him three, her two), and he said, "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."