Little Leo has graced the Earth.
Trystan Reese and his husband Biff Chaplow have conceived their first biological child, Leo Murray Chaplow.
Leo “eats like a champ, sleeps well, and gives us lots of cuddles,” Reese told CNN.
Reese, a gay transgender man, became a topic of discussion over the last few months, documenting their parenting journey and posting updates throughout the pregnancy.
"I'm OK with my body being a trans body," Reese said. "I'm OK being a man who has a uterus and has the capacity and capability of carrying a baby."
Earlier this year, Reese said “I think there are a lot of gay couples who would love to have their own biological child without intervention or assistance from other people. For me, I see it as a really amazing gift that I’ve been given. I get to live as a man, and I also get to do this really amazing thing that a lot of people would love to do.”
After receiving medical advice, Reese stopped taking testosterone to prepare for the pregnancy. "We've been under medical supervision the entire time to make it as healthy and safe as possible."
This won’t be their first child. In 2011, Reese and Chaplow adopted the latter’s niece and nephew after his sister was not able to care for them. "We are so lucky to have been able to welcome him into our lives and cannot wait to see who he grows up to be."
“After the dust settled, I just realized how much I loved our kids,” Reese told The Washington Post, “and how much room there was in our life for our family to grow.”