Thomas Beatie is having a baby.
Did this sentence make you do one of those famous anime spit takes?
Well he is, but in this modern new world of technology and science fiction turning into fact, it’s not that hard to understand. Of course it’s still bizarre, but it makes sense when you break it down.
Beatie was born a woman but opted to undergo gender reassignment surgery. He no longer has breasts but retained his, for lack of a better term, girl parts.
The case is unusual but not the only one. Beatie admits his unusual circumstance has been greeted quite reluctantly by the medical community.
Beatie is married and he and his wife, Nancy, decided they wanted to have children. Nancy couldn’t get pregnant but Beatie could.
Thus the young couple began this journey which has had it’s ups and down.
Beatie also recently wrote an essay in The Advocate about his decision to go against the grain and create a family that he calls a “Labor of Love.”