It has just been announced that the legislation is about to go through so that mothers can put their same sex partner on the birth certificate as a co-mother.
It is retrospective.
I will be able to be put on Al's birth certificate as his co-mother.
This also means that Gaye will be legally recognised as Thomas' step-mother in the same way that his other step-mother who is married to his father is.
So will all those 'other mothers' just like us.
Gaye has been teary all week in anticipation. She keeps saying how happy she feels about it. I refused to believe it or get engaged until I saw it released in the press. Now I am allowing myself a tear or two. Tears of happiness and legal acceptance.