'Teen Mom' Leah Calvert Introduces Baby Adalynn to the World

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Leah Messer CalvertLeah Messer Calvert has been so mysterious about her baby's birth, we were starting to get worried. But she's finally come out with the story of baby Adalynn! The Teen Mom 2 star and her daughter got the star treatment from US Weekly with photos of the baby girl and the whole nine.

The money Leah and husband Jeremy Calvert are sure to have gotten for the magazine spread explains why everything's been so hush hush. But what was it they were hiding anyway?

Turns out baby Adalynn was born premature! Leah's water broke a full five weeks early, sending her rushing to the hospital to deliver her baby, at which point the radio silence started.

Leah's little girl is home now, not to mention insanely adorable (which we could have guessed -- have you looked at her parents?).

But if you didn't think the Teen Mom had her hands full before with twin girls, including one with a variety of health issues, good grief ...

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Technically at five weeks early, little Adalynn is a "late preterm" baby, which is just a fancy way of saying she was early but not too early. Typically babies at this stage look more like full-term newborns. The risky stuff is typically on the inside. They run a higher chance than full-term babies of having under-developed lungs, and they're at a higher risk of being hypoglycemic and having trouble regulating temperature.

Late preterm kids also tend to present more of a challenge when it comes to feeding, which means Leah could be spending a lot of time trying to make sure her new daughter is gaining enough weight. Even if she's breastfeeding, she may have to pump AND breastfeed to keep up filling that little girl's tummy.

Sheesh.

I can't imagine handling twins, period. Then you add in a preemie? No wonder this girl doesn't have time to jump on Twitter with her co-stars and gab about every minute detail of her life! She's got bigger fish to fry.

Here's hoping everything turns out OK for the family!

Did you have a late preterm baby? Any tips for Leah?

 

Image via MTV

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nonmember avatar Kate

My little guy was also born 5 weeks early- he looked like he had little twigs for arms and legs when we brought him home! But with time and a lot of patience he is nearly 90% on the growth chart. Best of luck to Leah and Addalynn!

Robyn Gogue

According to her facebook page her daughters name is spelled Adalynn (one D not two, like it was previously bashed by one of your writers).

youth... youthfulsoul

Yes. My son was 4 weeks early and spent 9 days in NICU for breathing problems. He was 6 lbs 11 oz. and you never would have known by his size that he was a premie. I didn't want any visitors during this time. My focus was solely on pumping (he couldn't breast feed, didn't know how), visiting at every feeding, and driving back and forth to the hospital multiple times a day.  


I didn't have time for the outside world.

Missi Cook

I had a 5year old when I had my second child and he was 6weeks early ...my 5yr was a big help ..... it was a challenge but by God we made it

keriley1 keriley1

Oooooh....I love the name. I might have to steal it if we have another girl baby.

Carmen Gill

I myself am a premature baby and I will be 20 in August. I spent almost my first months to a year in the hospital due to my health issues so I would say just have patience and if you have faith and religion use it. Just know if you have family support they are there for you and so are your two beautiful girls. Just take a day at a time.

Candi Marie Roberts

I had my twins girls seven weeks early. I had them at 33 Weeks and 6Days:) They only had to spend 9 days in the NICU!! Thanks goodness. they also were both over 4 pounds. Was very lucky and so glad..

Candi Marie Roberts

I had my twins girls seven weeks early. I had them at 33 Weeks and 6Days:) They only had to spend 9 days in the NICU!! Thanks goodness. they also were both over 4 pounds. Was very lucky and so glad..

nonmember avatar jlove91

Happy for the girl don't get me wrong is just I don't understand why knowing 1 of her twin already needs a lot of her attention why she decides she needs to have another baby so soon every baby is a blessing but I just thing she should of waited now she really needs to pay close attention well extra attention to 2 of her daughter's and so they are saying she has a job its really not the right time if her newborn needs to be monitor at all times she is a preemie! I am not trying to talk bad its just an opinion but i do wish the family nothing but happiness :D

nonmember avatar Jessica miller

I had a baby at 31 weeks he was two months premature he is perfectly healthy that The Lord preemies get sick very easy.. Make sure to wash hand before anything!!! She's beautiful. & so r the twins my advice becareful who she's around and keep her away from many public places!!

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