It's a boy! Twitter CEO's wife tweets during labour

Sara Morishige Williams keeps followers updated from water breaking to 'Epidural, yes please'

Sara Morishige with Twitter CEO Evan Williams.

Sara Morishige with Twitter CEO Evan Williams.

There have been tweets from the Tour de France, Twittering from the White House and even tweets from outer space.

And today, the wife of the CEO of Twitter Inc. was Twittering from the hospital where she was in labour. That's right ... tweeting during the childbirth process.

Sara Morishige Williams on Twitter, who is married to Twitter CEO Evan Williams, gave her nearly 15,000 followers an update late last night that labour had begun. "Dear Twitter, My water broke. It wasn't like Charlotte in Sex and the City. Now, timing contractions on an iPhone app," she tweeted.

Over the next 14 hours, Williams gave periodic updates. They ran from, "The Contraction Tracker was fun until the contractions got painful," to "Epidural, yes please."

Her husband was going Twitter silent until a little before 4 p.m. EDT today when he wrote, "Yes! @sara gave birth to a perfect baby boy. Both are well. 8 pounds, 21 inches! Smiles all around."

Twitter's microblogging service seemed to be fully up on its feet today after a distributed denial-of-service attack late last week crashed the site for two hours last Thursday. Twitter was still feeling the effects of the attack over the weekend when it was suffering slowdowns and interruptions.

In 2007, the First Lady of Twitter famously failed to have a tweet-free wedding, with attendees serial-tweeting their way through the ceremony.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Sharon Gaudin

Computerworld (US)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?