It’s the moment Teen Mom fans have been waiting for. After choosing adoption for her first child and raising her daughter Nova, Catelynn Lowell has been vocal about trying to conceive once more with her husband Tyler Baltierra.
It hasn’t been a particularly easy road, and Catelynn was justifiably anxious about the process after suffering from postpartum depression after her pregnancy with Nova. However, in last night’s episode of Teen Mom OG, this couple revealed the exciting news that they are expecting once again.
Practically from the beginning of this season of Teen Mom OG, baby fever has gotten the best of Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra. Catelynn had her reservations about the process, and it isn’t hard to see why. Compounding childhood trauma and mental illness, her second birth resulted in a severe postpartum depression that was enough to make her apprehensive about another pregnancy. However, things began to look up for Catelynn’s mental health, and the couple decided to try.
In a recent episode, Catelynn went in to a physician to have her birth control removed and discuss her goals for pregnancy. In addition to quitting smoking tobacco, her physician requested that she get to a healthier weight while she tried to conceive. From there, the couple was sent off to try to have a third child.
Conception often takes a while, so on last night’s episode, fans — and Tyler — were shocked to hear that Catelynn had already conceived!
Tyler made it clear from the beginning that he wanted Catelynn’s pregnancy to be a surprise, and surprise him she did. To reveal her pregnancy, she dressed their daughter Nova in a shirt that read “I’m Going to Be a Big Sister.”
“Why do we have that shirt?” Tyler asked Catelynn, clearly confused, but Catelynn cleared it up quickly. “Well, because she’s going to be a big sister!” she said.
“No she’s not,” Tyler said, in disbelief. “I’m not lying, I swear to god!” Catelynn said. Tyler was clearly shocked, responding, “Oh my God, you have to be on drugs right now.”
But Catelynn wasn’t leaving it up to chance. She revealed that she had taken four pregnancy tests to confirm that she was expecting. “Fertile Myrtle!” Tyler exclaimed.
Catelynn also shared the big news with her daughter Nova. “There’s a baby in mommy’s tummy,” she told her daughter.
This episode aired on Jan. 29, but was filmed at least one or two months ago. That’s why fans, though excited about this announcement, are concerned about Catelynn’s mental health in the present day. She recently revealed that she was going back to a treatment center for the third time after experiencing dangerous suicidal thoughts.
“Well they say third time’s a charm,” she tweeted on Jan. 16. “I’m going back to treatment people for 6 weeks to work on my trauma and getting on different meds.”
She also thanked Tyler for his support. “I love you so much,” she wrote to him on Twitter. “You are my light! And Nova you are my sunshine. #KeepTalkingMH.”
In the meantime, there are more complications on her radar. Tyler Baltierra has recently spoken out about rumors that he has been cheating on his wife, which would be a devastating revelation if true.
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