Transgender Man Gives Birth to Baby Boy, Joining the Couple’s Two Older Kids
Trystan Reese and his partner, Biff Chaplow, have welcomed their first biological child together! Trystan, a gay transgender man, became pregnant last year, and baby boy Leo Murray Chaplow joined the family on July 14, 2017. Leo joins the couple’s two adopted children, Riley and Hailey. Trystan and Biff came onto the parenting scene a few years ago, after their story to adopt Chaplow’s niece and nephew was picked up and shared by parenting podcast “The Longest Shortest Time“.
Since then, they’ve chronicled their journey as “accidental gay parents” and the long road to welcoming Leo on their Facebook page and blog, “Biff and I“.
We were so honored to work with Erin Schedler Photography on a newborn shoot with baby Leo yesterday. Here's a preview shot!!!
Getting his body ready to conceive and carry a baby wasn’t easy for Trystan. It meant having to stop taking testosterone, so his periods could return. Even after tracking his cycle for months, he wasn’t pregnant, and discouragement was setting in. Trystan eventually got pregnant, but sadly, the pregnancy ended in miscarriage.
Many of us can relate to that elation and devastation.
In January, they shared the news that Trystan was pregnant once again, and this one was sticking!
His journey as a pregnant manÂ garnered a lot of attention, and even more questions from people following their story. Trystan and Biff regularly shared updates on the Facebook page, to try and help people understand, and keep them updated on how Trystan and Biff were doing.
Pregnant Man Q&A
Posted by Biff and I on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
In one of their more popular videos, Trystan shares what being a transgender man means for HIM. The idea that all trans people hate their bodies isn’t necessarily true, as Trystan explains in the video.
How does Trystan reconcile being a man with being pregnant? Watch to hear his story!
Posted by Biff and I on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
“I never felt like I wanted to change my body. I never felt like I NEEDED to change my body.”
For now, Trystan, Biff, and their three kids are settling into life as a family of five. We all know how hectic life can be when a new baby enters the mix! We wish Trystan, Biff and family all the best, and look forward to following along on their journey.
(Image: Facebook / Biff and I)