When Trystan Reese and Biff Chaplow look back at the past year of their life together, it can be hard for the two men to see where all the time went.
“I look back and think, that happened so fast,” Reese told NBC News from the family’s home in Portland, Ore. “[However], there were times when it felt like the longest time of my life.”
That’s because in the past year a lot has happened for the couple, who have been married since 2013 and are the adoptive parents of two children, Hailey and Riley.
One of their biggest milestones happened late last year when Reese — who is a transgender man — became pregnant with the biological child of Chaplow, who identifies as gay.
Reese, who was assigned female at birth, went through hormone therapy but not surgery in his transition to male, and he was able to conceive a child not too long after he went off of testosterone.
Sadly, their first attempt at conceiving a child ended in a miscarriage, but Reese and Chaplow were successful in their second try.
Last month, Reese gave birth to a healthy baby boy, whom the two parents named Leo.