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Spencer and Kelly’s Pregnancy and Fatherhood Journey: The Birth!

Written by Erin Feher

Photography by Peter Darnley-Stuart

The big day is finally here! And we don’t know about you, but we think we may be just as excited as these two dads-to-be! After a five-year journey that was marked by hope, uncertainty, heartbreak, across-the-world moves, new jobs, and some really REAL conversations, Spencer and Kelly Dezart-Smith are about to become the family of three they have been dreaming of for so long.

Today they walk us through their entire birth story, from their unique birth plan to their final meal as a family of two to the birth itself, and of course those bittersweet first few days afterwards, as they stumble blissfully through the earliest moments of brand-new parenthood. And a name reveal for baby Dezart-Smith!

This is part four in a five-part series following the pregnancy and fatherhood journey of two loving dads based in Sydney Australia. Spencer, a transgender male, is the gestational carrier of their baby, and the couple has graciously invited MOTHER—and you!—to walk beside them (and cheer them on!) they go though the experience of a lifetime.

Read Part One: The First Trimester, here.

Read Part Two: The Second Trimester, here.

Read Part Three: The Third Trimester, here.

Read Part Five: Life as Dads, here

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  1. Sara says...

    Congratulations Spencer and Kelly! Alexis is a beautiful and very lucky kid and you both are incredibly strong. Enjoy your wonderful family!

  2. Jenny says...

    Damn onions. Congratulations! If only every child in the world was this loved

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