There’s double the good news out of Silicon Valley today: Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, has announced she and her husband are expecting twins, due in December. Identical twin girls, no less!
The 40-year-old executive made big waves three years ago when she first took her position at Yahoo and revealed that she was pregnant with her first child (the company even knew about it before hiring her, which felt like a huge win for working women). But those waves soon turned a bit turbulent when she also announced that she planned to work throughout the pregnancy and barely take any maternity leave–only a mere few weeks–stoking the endless “having it all” debates.
Well, not much has changed this time around. Mayer stated in her announcement on Yahoo’s Tumblr:
Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in Yahoo’s transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout.
It seems nothing can slow this woman down, not even the task of handling a toddler and twin babies, the mere thought of which makes me want to hide under the covers and cry.
It also seems something must be in the water over there in Silicon Valley–just one month ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he and his wife are expecting their first child after months of struggling with infertility. So here’s to the next generation of tech gurus, sure to make us all feel stupid when they invent their first app before they can walk.