Maci Bookout Dishes About Life With 3 Kids, Her Upcoming Wedding & the Best Birthday Present Ever

To say life has been moving at breakneck speed for this lovely lady would be an understatement. Maci Bookout has welcomed two babies in the past 15 months, gotten engaged to the love of her life, and started a business, all while continuing to raise her 7-year-old son, film for MTV, and, oh yeah -- breathe.

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We recently got to chat with the Teen Mom OG star about the craziness known as life, how she and Taylor manage to keep so many balls in the air, and some details about her upcoming wedding.

Maci and Taylor McKinney welcomed their first child together (she also has Bentley, with ex Ryan Edwards) in May 2015, and named her Jayde Carter. Shortly after they got engaged in early 2016, they made the announcement that they were expecting again -- this time a little boy named Maverick.

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Maci said life with a kid, a toddler, and a baby is more difficult than she anticipated, and also "chaotic but very fun." She continued, "I think having three children is a lot harder than having two. We weren't expecting it to be as difficult as it is ... but we're having a blast. We're definitely never bored."

When asked if she's getting any sleep at all these days, she laughed as she replied, "Um, not really getting much sleep these days." She also told us that the night before, her parents gave her the best birthday present possible -- they took all three kids for the night so she and Taylor could get a full night's rest. Best. Grandparents. Ever.

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Speaking of Taylor, we also got to chat with Maci about her man, and their upcoming wedding plans. Unlike her Teen Mom costar Chelsea Houska, who is also getting married this fall, Maci and Taylor have decided to let MTV cameras in for filming. Maci said that they made the decision for a few reasons.

Not only is having the wedding professionally filmed "definitely a plus," Maci also said that they wanted to share their special day with their fans. "Just knowing our friends and family, and how happy they are for us that we're getting married, it was important for us ... to share it with our fans too," she explained. "Especially the longtime fans who have been following the show since 16 and Pregnant."

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As for how their three adorable kids will be involved ... Bentley is going to be a mini–best man (have no fear, Taylor's adult buddies are handling the bachelor party), and Maci revealed that it's all going to depend on Jayde and Mav's moods on the big day as to how much they'll be involved in the actual event. We can't blame them!

Congrats to the happy family, and we can't wait to see what happens on the new season of Teen Mom OG.

 

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