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Get ready for baby Zuck. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used the platform to announce he is expecting a baby girl with wife and doctor Priscilla Chan.

The post also describes the couple’s challenges conceiving and implores others to share their stories. While the message contains some subtle plugs for Facebook, it’s primarily about using digital tools to foster connectedness.

“In today’s open and connected world, discussing these issues doesn’t distance us; it brings us together,” writes Zuckerberg. “It creates understanding and tolerance, and it gives us hope.”

Zuckerberg didn’t include details on when we can expect the little heir to the Facebook throne, but did note that Chan is far enough along to diminish the risk of loss.

“Cilla and our child are both healthy, I’m extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what’s coming,” he says. “In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up ‘like’ with her hand, so I’m already convinced she takes after me.”

Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl!This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, July 31, 2015

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