I know a lot of you would like me to put man in quotes in the title, because technically Thomas Beatie isn’t a “man,” he’s a person who identifies himself as a man and has legally declared himself a man (thus being able to legally marry his wife) but still retains female reproductive organs. So Beatie has most of his original female parts, and that has enabled him to have a now third biological child when his wife, who had a hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis, is unable to. The Beaties welcomed a little boy yesterday, who will join his sister Susan, 25 months, and brother Austin, 14 months. Thomas and Nancy have been busy lately:
Transgender male Beatie shocked the world in June 2008 when he became the first man to have a baby—and two years later he’s already on baby number three!
“He’s got light brown hair and blue eyes. He’s very handsome and adorable, and he’s big and healthy,” revealed a source close to the family, who added that Beatie was only in the hospital on Sunday, July 25 for 24 hours before he was discharged.
“With their first child, Susan, Thomas was in the hospital for four days, and the next time with Austin he was there for two days,” our source said of Beatie’s time at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR, where he gave birth to all three of his children naturally. “This time, their son was completely healthy so there was no reason to stay longer.”
But, believe it or not, Thomas almost didn’t make it to the hospital. Already passed his due date, Beatie was having contractions every five minutes on the day he went into labor.
“It was a very quick labor. He nearly didn’t make it to the hospital and almost had him in the car!” our source revealed.
Beatie and his wife Nancy already have two kids, daughter Susan, 2, and son Austin, 1, who are adjusting very well to their new baby brother and are enjoying quality family time together.
“They’re staying private right now and spending a lot of time at home getting to know him,” the source said. “It’s happy bliss. They’re soaking up all the love.”
[From Radar Online]
After seeing this couple on Oprah when they were pregnant with their first child I really warmed to them. Oprah interviewed the Beatie’s neighbors in Oregon and they said they had no idea Thomas was biologically female until they learned that he was pregnant. Thomas and Nancy seem like kind loving people who are committed to each other and to their children. Now they have a third one just a couple of years after their first! What’s more is that Nancy, Thomas’ wife, has been able to breastfeed by taking hormones and inducing lactation. Would Gisele Bundchen give them a pass?
Thomas is no longer the only pregnant transgender man to speak to the media. A transgender couple in California had a baby boy named Miles in March. Both parents look like big biker guys, but were born female.