You can never predict what life will throw at you, however much you try to stay in control. Kayden Coleman, 29, became pregnant almost a decade after he started to transition from a woman to a man.
He slowly started to gain weight, became less energetic and started to go to the bathroom more frequently. One day he had some back pain, and his boyfriend at the time, Elijah, gave him a massage.
When Coleman laid on his stomach, he felt like a pillow was under his stomach. He suggested, as a joke, that they get a pregnancy test. So they did. And it came back positive.
“It felt like there was a pillow under my stomach but there was no pillow.”
When Coleman discovered his pregnancy, he had stopped taking hormones for six weeks. This was the doctor’s order: he had to have a mastectomy, and hormones might have complicated the procedure.
After the good but shocking news, Coleman and Elijah chose to do the right thing. They got married, readied their apartment for the coming baby and–perhaps hardest of all–revealed that Coleman was transgender to all the people who didn’t know, including Elijah’s family. Coleman’s family was supportive, but Elijah’s family was a little bit pissed off.
A short time later, the couple became the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Azelia. Earlier this year, Coleman mentioned how he loved raising Azelia in a family that isn’t traditional. He also believes that being a trans with a male partner doesn’t make them any less capable of being great parents.
According to Coleman, Azelia won’t be any more confused than a girl with a single parent. What do you think? Is having a trans parent okay for a kid, or will it bring problems further down the line (Especially in her teenage years)?
I personally think that, with the world the way it is today, the family has every right to be happy. As long as they keep their daughter in a loving environment, that’s more than many kids out there can ask for.