London, May 20 : He is happy and content with being the world's first pregnant man but when it comes to 'man-ternity' clothes things get a bit dicey for Thomas Beatie, who is just over six weeks away from giving birth.
Married transsexual Thomas insists he is little different from any other expectant mother and has said: "I always feel so bloated.
"Unfortunately there is no such thing as man-ternity clothes," the Mirror quoted him, as saying.
The 34-year-old, born a woman, claimed he was like any mum-to-be and said: "To neighbours, my wife and I don't appear unusual."
He added: "Wanting to have a child is neither a male nor female desire, but a human desire.
"To our neighbours, my wife Nancy and I don't appear in the least unusual. We're a happy couple deeply in love. My belly is growing with a new life inside me. I am stable and confident being the man that I am."
Thomas had a partial sex change 10 years ago, receiving hormone treatment and having his breasts removed. But he kept his female reproductive organs so he and Nancy, 45, who had a hysterectomy in the 80s, could have children.
His pregnancy first made world headlines in March. Days later he was quizzed by US chatshow queen Oprah Winfrey while having a scan.
Thomas, inseminated by his wife using an anonymous donor's sperm, is due to have a baby girl on July 3.