Trystan Reese and his partner of seven years, Biff Chaplow, recently celebrated the birth of their son, Leo Murray Chaplow.
Already he proud, adoptive parents to Chaplow's neice and nephew, the couple decided that it was time to add another baby to their brood.
The Portland, Ore. family made the joyful announcement on their Facebook page in an adorable post featuring little Leo.
Since being featured on WNYC's parenting podcast, The Longest Shortest Time, the young couple have found themselves at the center of much media attention.
Reese, who was assigned the female gender at birth, explained his decision to carry a baby as a transgender man.
"I'm OK with my body being a trans body," he said. "I'm OK being a man who has a uterus and has the capacity and capability of carrying a baby."
In June, Reese sat down with CNN to discuss his growing family and the pregnancy. He explains that he and his husband new many transgender men who had been able to have babies in "a healthy and responsible way."
"We met with the best medical team we could find to find out if it was possible to do safely," Reese told CNN.
They discovered that preparing to conceive wouldn't be very different than for a woman who had been on hormonal birth control.
Reese stopped taking testosterone and, about five months later, he became pregnant.
“When I found out, it was equal parts elation and fear,” he told the Ottawa Citizen. “I was so excited to be on this journey with the person that I love, and then also really scared. Could I do this? Pregnancy is hard, labor is hard, and I hoped that I’d be able to handle it all.”
Throughout the pregnancy Reese and little Leo were closely monitored by an expert medical team. His pregnancy had all the highs and lows you would expect..
Besides the dreaded heartburn, swollen feet and mood swings, Reese tells CNN that he also experienced the elation and the excitement that comes with waiting to meet his new baby.
Now that Leo is finally here, Reese told The Post that he never imagined life could be this great:
“I didn’t think I would ever find someone I would fall in love with and would be with me. Being able to adopt two brilliant, funny, sweet kids was something that I never dreamed of," he said.
"The fact that any of this happened has been a total surprise to me, because that’s not the trans story we’re told, that love is possible, that being a loving family is possible.”
Welcome to the world, little one!