Meet Susan Juliette Beatie

Daughter of the "pregnant man" makes her debut

Thomas Beatie, known the world over as the formerly “pregnant man”, and his wife Nancy show off the first pics of their newborn baby girl Susan Juliette in this week’s issue of People magazine. Good Morning America ran a short piece on the photos this morning detailing portions of the baby’s birth and providing deets on the home life of the new family:

It’s been three weeks since his blue-eyed baby debuted in this world, but Thomas Beatie – better known around the world as the Pregnant Man – can already say this about his daughter’s personality: “She’s easygoing and mellow and intelligent.” On June 29 at 8:55 p.m., Beatie, 34, a former female beauty pageant contestant, made cultural history as perhaps the first legally transgender male to give birth, bringing into the world a 9 lbs., 5 oz. baby girl named Susan Juliette. “She’s so precious, I just can’t stop staring at her,” Thomas tells PEOPLE in his first interview since he and wife Nancy returned with their bundle from Bend, Oregon’s St. Charles Medical Center. “Just holding her is the best feeling in the world.” Susan – named after Thomas’s mother and conceived through artificial insemination with donor sperm – arrived after 40 hours of labor, with Nancy at Thomas’s side acting as his coach. “When Susan finally came out, it was like in slow motion,” says Thomas. “I was full of wonder.” Echoes Nancy: “There were tears of joy.” Both father and daughter came through the birth in perfect health. “I weigh two pounds less than I did before I got pregnant,” adds Thomas. “And I don’t have a single stretch mark!” At home, the couple is adjusting to their new nightly schedule: Nancy breastfeeding (by induced lactation, a process using hormones and physical stimulation with a breast pump) and Thomas keeping company while watching TV. Crows Thomas, “Susan is a miracle! And we’re finally the family we’ve been dreaming of.”

Here is video of GMA showing off the People magazine photos on the air earlier this morning:


Already the family is referring to baby Susan as “Daddy’s Little Princess” (for obvs reasons). While Susan was named after Thomas‘s mother, her middle name Juliette was given after her mother Nancy‘s middle name. Susan was born via natural vaginal childbirth and father and daughter were able to leave the hospital 4 days after the baby was born. By all accounts, everyone is happy and healthy and I couldn’t wish more for the family. It is my sincere hope that the family is able to live out their lives in peace and quiet. I’m pretty astounded by the uproar that the Beaties have generated because of all of this. Thomas Beatie told Oprah Winfrey that it isn’t a woman or man’s desire to have children, it’s a human desire … and I couldn’t agree more. Best of luck and much happiness Beaties! Congrats on your beautiful baby girl.

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  1. pooneck

    congrats to the happy family! i wish them the best!

  2. Margie

    I agree with you Trent. What is the big deal? It’s surprising how the press spun this story. I hope they fade into anonymity and live in bliss with they beautiful little girl.

  3. kerry

    i don’t get what the big deal is about this story either. yes, thomas is a man — but he was born a WOMAN. the press acted as if he was a natural born man giving birth. it’s really not that big of a shocker.

    congrats to the happy family.

  4. chela

    yeah, i don’t get why its a huge deal either..
    he used to be a woman so its pretty norm..
    might as well make every womans pregnancy as huge as this..
    any who, hope for the best for them!

  5. JP

    Just because “he” had his boobs removed doesn’t make him a man. It’s a woman having a baby that looks like a man.

  6. lala

    It is still going to be extremely upsetting to this child to have to grow up and deal with this when she is older…I am sorry it is not about not being liberal or anything, but some lines just aren’t meant to be crossed.

  7. NMB9990

    maybe im confused, but when i first read about this story, it was a woman who was surgically configured to be a man, e.i. with a penis, so how was the birth via vagina?

  8. This should be against the law and these homo’s Should not be allowed to have kids.

    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/resources/factsheets/msm.htm

  9. BB

    I don’t understand why someone can’t make the CHILD the priority instead of THEMSELF the priority. A woman that wants to be a man? Fine. A man that wants to have a baby? Fine. A man showing himself pregnant? Fine. BUT, it is UNFAIR to SHOW the child and give out HER name. SHE did not choose this. She should be able to have a say in whether or not the ENTIRE WORLD knows her situation. It is selfish to decide FOR HER that you’re going to tell the whole planet. That should have been HER CHOICE to make when she grew up, not someone selfishly making the choice for her.

  10. beamerlou

    I agree with “BB”. It’s one thing for the “man” and his wife to tell everyone about themselves, it’s something else for them to decide for the kid that everyone know what she looks like and her name. That should be a personal choice, and her parents completely took that choice away from her.

  11. HeHa

    All those celebrities selling out their children’s names and pictures are doing the exact same thing. I hope anyone complaining in this case complains about those as well.

  12. beamerlou

    Ummm…how are they doing the same thing? Did “the pregnant man” donate all the proceeds to chairty? Did the “man” directly set up an account for the money he has made off interviews, magazines, talk-shows, etc, to be 100% deposited to orphanages full of starving and neglected children, living in desperate conditions and riddled with diseases? UMM…NO. SO, MAYBE “HeHa” should know what they’re talking about BEFORE they post.

  13. tuck3r

    I’m not crazy about celebrities selling their baby photos, but I realize it’s a necessary problem. Their choices are 1-get hounded 24/7 for the first shot of the kid, 2-sell the photos and take the urgency off the shots. I applaud people like “Brangelina” who take the $20 million and give it to truly suffering people. Sure, Nicole Kidmann is right in her feelings about selling the photos…but if you’re going to let people see photos of your child, why not at least care about other people’s children who you can help with the money?

  14. BB

    Well, true, if you’re giving the photos ANYWAY, it’s compassionate to give the money to those deserving, BUT y’all aren’t bringing up the fact that it still IS NOT the same thing. The child from the pregnant man will at some point or other, be subject to unfair hatred for how she came into the world. (Which is sad, and completely WRONG.) She has the right to choose who she tells that to. She has the right to her own privacy, especially when she will be ridiculed in a way that a celebrity spawn will never know. You can’t make a parallel out of two different situations. If it were the same thing, as “HeHa” says, then this “man” would be a famous actor/singer/entertainer. He’s famous for simply being transgender, not because of his PROFESSION. So, clearly, it’s not the same thing.

  15. Joanne

    The reason they went public is because someone in their town who may not have agreed with them, would have talked and tipped off the tabloids. They really did not have a choice. At least this way they had SOME control over their story.

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