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Okay….lets start this off with the fact that I actually like this girl. I like her because I know how she is as a mother now, and respect that she is breastfeeding on national TV as a young mother, and because she stood her ground in saying that she didn’t need to be with someone just because she had a baby with them.
The episode began by her telling the world that her and her long time boyfriend had just broken up so she went to Facebook in search of a rebound. She found Cody and within an hour, hooked up and BOOM, two pink lines. Unlike most girls we’ve seen on 16 & Pregnant, Cody was the stage 5 clinger, not Maddy, Cody constantly told her he wanted to be with her and while she entertained the idea of that happening in the future, you could tell she wasn’t diggin’ it.
Cody went to a whopping ONE doctor’s appointment while Maddy was pregnant with his daughter and then expected Maddy to give their daughter his last name. She did not.
Maddy gives birth and surprisingly enough, Cody is there for it. He stays with her throughout her hospital stay and sleeps soundly as Maddy takes care of their crying baby.
Meanwhile, Cody’s teeth are decaying before our very eyes.
Maddy goes home and takes care of the baby on her own for a month. After that month, her mother kicks her out, as planned….saying that thee’s not enough room in the house for her and the baby. Shockingly, her mother had suggested that she move in with Cody, the guy she slept with ONCE and looks like a flat out dirt bag. You know, the ideal place for your child who is a new mother and your infant granddaughter. Thankfully, Maddy is smarter than that and her dad rocks, so she moves an hour away to live with him.
Cody acts all surprised that she doesn’t move in with him (his parent shad built a nursery), but lets be honest, you see your child ONE time in two months and you expect someone to move in with you and sleep in the same room? I think not. Ironically, Cody winds up actually coming to see his daughter once she lives an hour away from him.
Since the show, Maddy has continued to breastfeed and has to cut dairy out of her diet completely in an effort to stop her daughter’s eczema. Cody does not see her, saying there’s no point if she can’t spend the night. He is also denying that it’s his daughter all together, and is saying Maddy is refusing to get a DNA test done. Because apparently he’s incapable of doing one himself.
All in all, Maddy’s episode was great and had minimal drama, and she frankly had a pretty good head on her shoulders. For having a mom who kicked her daughter and grandchild out, she was obviously raised right, and i girls take anything from this, it’s that you don’t need no man, and you don’t stay with douche bags just because you have a baby in common.
As we all knew, Ashley and Justin are expecting their second child. Ashley has blood work done as soon as she found out she was pregnant and her hormone levels were rising perfectly, so she decided to share her excitement with the world.
Unfortunately, Ashley’s first doctors appointment did not go as well as she had hoped. She thought she was around 7.5-8 weeks pregnant but the ultrasound only measured a little over 6 weeks. That would be she had to have conceived pretty late in her cycle. They weren’t able to see much so they have asked her to come back.
Her follow up appointment is next Monday.
Ashley is worried about a possible blighted ovum. Where the uterus continues to grow and hcg continues to increase, but no baby develops. If that were the case, she would be rightfully devastated.
She has had all of the normal pregnancy symptoms like exhaustion, cravings, cramping, etc. but only a few days of nausea, so she is comforted yet concerned by some of those signs.
Please keep Ashley and baby in your thoughts and prayers, and hope that everything turns out okay at her doctors appointment next week.
Jennifer Del Rio will be welcoming her third baby boy next Friday via scheduled C-section & she is more than ready!
With her itty bitty frame and that big ole bump, this pregnancy has been less than enjoyable for her. She has been in and out of the hospital for kidney issues and has been sick off and on for the last 9 months. She has been a mommy to toddler twin boys the entire pregnancy and is frankly just ready to meet her little boy already!
Jenn has completed her baby shopping, hospital shopping, and finished her pregnancy with an adorable lion king themed baby shower. She is now counting the days until she can hold her newest addition in her arms, and it won’t be long!
Congrats Jennifer! You’re in the home stretch!
Felicia Cooke is almost 33 weeks pregnant and SO ready to meet her second baby girl!
She already has her hospital bag packed and ready to go!
Felicia had initially chosen the name “Lizette” but is now thinking about changing it to “Giselle”. Which do you like better?
Congrats to Felicia & I can’t wait to see little Liz-Elle’s sweet face!
Radar Online exclusively revealed Ashley’s new pregnancy!
Ashley & Justin are having another baby!!
They are over the moon excited about their newest little one. It’s no secret that Ashley regretted giving their first, Callie. They obviously have no intentions of doing that again.
Ashley is due on Justin’s birthday, November 22nd! Happy birthday dad!
She has been tired, but mostly hungry. The first trimester has been pretty nice to her & she’s about half way through it. Ashley plans to keep up her fitness regimens by doing things like prenatal yoga.
Yayyyy. Okay I’m too excited about this.
The New York Times recently published an article that included some pretty fascinating statistics; that shows such as 16 and pregnant and Teen Mom, may be directly linked to the lowered rate of pregnant teens!
And you thought TV was bad for you! According to their research, social media mention of “birth control” increases more than 20% the day following each episode of 16 & Pregnant. Because of the mentions, google searches on how to acquire birth control also increase, following each episode!
They believe that the shows are responsible for preventing one teen pregnancy every half hour. And before you go assuming people are just getting more abortions, think again. The abortion rate has simultaneously dropped as well.
Now, is it all in part to the show? Of course not. Rates have been dropping since 1991, according to the Times, however it accelerated greatly following the first episode, Maci’s, in 2009.
I mean, let’s be real, does screaming in pain as a baby crawls out of you vjay, while your friends are at prom, really appeal to you? How about baby daddy drama?
So there you have it! Whether you like the show or not, it’s a certain “mission accomplished”
Christine Grace – Guest Writer for Teen Mom Talk
As the girls get older, it seems like a new Teen Mom is getting pregnant with their second and third babies, left and right!
Whitney Purvis is no exception! Check out this picture of her “gummy bear” as she has nicknamed him or her!
Whitney is now, just over 10 weeks pregnant and due on Halloween! She has already assigned the position of God Mother to her best friend, Jessica, who she says is the most “caring and loving” God Mother her baby could ever ask for.
Whitney’s first son, Weston, named after his “bad boy” father, and this baby will have the same father. Whitney has not expressed whether she is hoping for a baby girl or baby boy, but she is certainly overjoyed at the idea of being a mother again!