The fifth season of Teen Mom 2 finally caught up to Jenelle Evans' pregnancy, and now we know what was going through her mind when she decided to have baby number two despite not yet being divorced (or having custody of baby number one!). The reality star planned this pregnancy, purposely opting not to use birth control with boyfriend Nathan Griffith. She doesn't, however, seem to have really prepared for what it means to have a baby.
Why else would she still be smoking while pregnant?
Smoking cigarettes, that is. Jenelle told her doctor that she was not using illegal substances (thank goodness), but she did fess up to smoking daily, with plans to quit. Nathan popped in with his own two cents, saying he's going to make her quit, and we later saw the two of them bickering in the car as Nathan read out warnings about how damaging even one cigarette can be to a developing fetus.
Don't get me wrong ... it's GOOD that Nathan wants Jenelle to make good choices during her pregnancy; it's certainly more than we saw out of Andrew. But isn't it a little ... late? The advantage of planning a pregnancy is that you have time to get all your ducks in a row BEFORE you've got a bun in that oven! You can start the vitamins and kick the dirty habits and all that jazz!
Let's just hope she's cleaned up her act since this was filmed, huh?
As for the other girls, there was plenty of drama to go around -- as per usual!
Chelsea Houska's daughter Aubree had an epic toddler meltdown because, toddler, and she got served with more court paperwork by her loser ex.
But Chels got some good news too -- her lawyer worked out a deal with Adam's lawyer to keep them out of the courthouse. Adam's parents will get Aubree every other weekend, and Adam will have to see his daughter with supervision. As Chelsea's dad put it, they're essentially babysitting their (grown-up) son with his daughter. Oh, and Mr. I Have a Gazillion DUIs does not get to drive with the little girl!
Kailyn Lowry's life seems to be calming down with the wedding out of the way, but her estranged mom has suddenly popped up, putting Kail in an emotional tailspin. I have to say I was surprised Kailyn was so NICE to her mom after being pretty vocal about what a crappy parent Suzi was to her, but can you really blame her? This is her MOM we're talking about. It's never easy to completely cut someone like that out of your life.
And then, of course, there's Leah, who is still going through some major relationship drama with Jeremy. It seems he dropped the "d" word on her, but after seeing her marriage with Corey go up in smoke, she's determined to work harder this time. I wasn't always a Leah fan, but this season has certainly made me like her more ... she's a young mom who has made her mistakes, but she's trying to learn from them! We'd all be better off if more folks would do the same.
What did you think of the episode? How about Barbara's reaction to finding out she's going to be a grandmother AGAIN?
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