Thomas Beatie rocked the world when he gave birth, after a 40-hour labor, on June 29. The 34 year-old is transgendered, self-identified man who has retained his female organs. He delivered healthy little baby Susan Juliette, who is now being breastfed by Thomas’ wife (and Susan’s mom) Nancy.
I never really understood what the big deal was – it’s just another story of a couple struggling on their journey to create a family, something innumerable families of all types have gone through. I suppose I understand the fascination with the new, but I’m also glad that the press has died down and people are giving them some room to just get to know baby Susan. I, of course, am not helping, but my goal in posting these pics is to show how utterly normal their situation is.
Here are a few pics of them hanging out in Bend, Oregon, were – incidentally – I’m from! =)