Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer has been through a lot in her young life: Two babies, one of whom has had developmental problems, two marriages, a divorce, and now another baby. As the new season of Teen Mom 2 gears up to start on November 10, we finally see Leah telling Aleeyah and Ali, her twin daughters with ex-husband Corey Simms, that she and current husband Jeremy Calvert are expecting another baby.
"Mommy's having another baby," she tells her two little ones in the preview. It isn't clear how early it is in the pregnancy, but we do know that she and her husband have just announced it to the general public as well.
When children are as young as Leah's, they can't possibly grasp the concept of another baby and what that is going to mean for them. My daughter was 18 months old when we brought her brother home. At the time, she didn't understand what was going on. She was a baby, even though we felt like she was a big grownup.
We told her about the baby and had her put her hands on my belly, but she definitely had no clue what was going on until there was a baby in her house, taking her toys. Even then, I am not sure she totally got it.
So what is the best way to tell kids? I'd say just the way Leah did it. Straightforward and honest. The younger the kids, the less likely they will get it anyway.
As for Leah's decision to have a third baby now, I guess it isn't my place to judge, and you know what? She will be glad in 15 years that she got it over with. If she had waited a few years, she would have one in diapers and two in school. Having them closer together will be a good thing.
I am so excited for the new season!
Do you think Leah told them well?