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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's Second Baby Announcement Nails It

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Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg are expecting another baby girl!

In a heartfelt Facebook post, the power duo shared that after their difficult experience having their first daughter, Max, they weren't sure if they would be able to have another child. In 2015, the billionaire Facebook founder and CEO revealed the couple had been trying to have a baby for a few years and had three miscarriages along the way.

So, when he and Chan first found out they were going to have another baby, their first hope was for a healthy child. Zuckerberg's second hope? That the baby 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," he wrote.

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The announcement, along with a few childhood photos, was posted the day after International Women's Day and conveyed how much Zuckerberg and Priscilla valued their sisters.

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Photograph by Facebook

Zuckerberg grew up with three sisters who were also his best friends. Chan herself was part of a sisterhood of three who supported each other as first-generation college students and later in their careers in medicine and business.

"They showed me how to compete and still laugh together afterwards," Zuckerberg wrote about his sisters, while Chan's sisters "taught her the importance of family, caring for others and hard work."

And they're so right. Sisters have a fierce and loyal love like no other. They get you in a way others can't.

"They are our first wingwoman, our confidant and our first best friend," wrote mom.me contributor Andrea Wada Davies. "They can be our greatest allies, even if at some point in our lives they've also been our worst enemies. Nonetheless, they hold a valuable position and play an integral part in shaping and influencing the people we are today. And, as anyone who has a sister knows, there are definitely some things that only a sister can teach you."

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"We are all better people because of the strong women in our lives—sisters, mothers and friends," Zuckerberg wrote. "We can't wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman."

Cheers to that!

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