Teem Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra made the difficult decision to give their biological daughter up for adoption when they accidentally got pregnant in high school. The childhood sweethearts vowed that they would have more children someday to keep, but they knew they couldn't properly care for Carly and wanted her to grow up in a stable home with adult parents.
I'm sure many viewers (um, like myself) doubted that the two would stay together past high school, let alone conceive any more children. But oh boy, have they proved otherwise. They are basically the sweetest couple out of reality TV. And now ... they're ready to have a baby to raise as their own.
The dynamic duo told In Touch magazine that Catelynn went off birth control three months ago, and they are actively trying to conceive! It's been five years since landing on MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom with a teen pregnancy, but they feel the timing is just right now.
They've been together 10 years, are financially stable, and have proven that their relationship can handle some pretty serious storms. Both 22, it's going to be a whole different ball game this time for the couple.
“I would’ve felt guilty if I got pregnant again when Carly was 1 or 2. But we’ve both been yearning for this,” Catelynn shared. “We’re ready to have a baby!”
“I was too young when I got pregnant with Carly -- I was sad and scared,” she continued. "We’ve learned from what our parents did wrong. Tyler and I own our own home, have two cars, and actually have money to support a kid.” AND they both have full-time jobs caring for developmentally disabled adults, so obviously they have experience in caring for other human beings.
But Catelynn's keeping it real too, admitting, “We have no doubt that raising a child will be hard. But I know we’re going to be really great parents.”
I have no doubt either that these two will make excellent parents. They've already proven that they have it in them to do the hard things for their kids in their best interest. They gave Carly the ultimate gift of love by giving her to Brandon and Teresa to raise, and they gave their future kids the gift of parents who got their crap together before making the decision to raise children.
I hope they don't have any problems conceiving, because with the amount that Tyler and Catelynn dote on each other, I can't wait to see them fall in love with not only a sweet little baby, but with parenthood too. They seem ready for the challenge.
Do you think Tyler and Catelynn are ready to raise a child on their own?
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