- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Twitter employee gave the term “working mom” a whole new meaning Saturday when she live-tweeted the run-up to the birth of her daughter.

Claire Diaz-Ortiz, director of social innovation at the social media website, Claire” target=”_blank”>began tweeting to her 333,000 followers when her water broke in Buenos Aires, where she lives with her husband, Buzzfeed confirmed.

“Currently googling: Did my water just break?” she wrote at 4:31 a.m.

Mrs. Diaz-Ortiz posted a photo showing the back of her jacket, which prominently displayed her Twitter handle.


“Contractions 5 minutes apart. My @twitter jacket on. Headed to hospital.”

To add to the chaos, the couple ran into a few snags trying to get to the hospital.

“Car overheating?! Stopping at gas station,” she tweeted at 7:18 a.m. “Car now broken down. On side of road. Need taxi.”

After finally arriving at the hospital AT 10:51 a.m., Mrs. Diaz-Ortiz tweeted a photo of her IV. It wasn’t until 5:33 p.m. that she updated with her newest addition.

“Baby girl born! Now, to bond. (Read: See ‘ya in a bit, @twitter),” she wrote.

It didn’t take long for the baby girl, Lucia, to start her own Twitter account.

“I think I liked it better on the other side. #born,” the account read.