“Also I nova was FINE two minutes after I left! That was my first time by myself in MONTHS!!! And it was my birthday! If you are a parent you know that sometimes u need me time!” she tweeted.
Fans were supportive of the couple. “People act like it it doesn’t break a parents heart when they leave the house and their child has a meltdown. But you need to take some time to yourself,” wrote user @meganl72.
Another user named @Tacoferrari said, “The fact that you have to even defend yourself about this is ABSURD.”
Catelynn and Tyler don’t take parenting lightly. They put their first child up for adoption because they felt they wouldn’t be the best parents at their young age. Tyler opened up about the adoption in a birthday post for his first daughter in May.
“10 years ago yesterday, we were only 17. 10 years ago, we brought you into the world. 10 years ago, we only got to hold you by ourselves for a half hour in the hospital as we just cried & stared at you, remembering every little detail of how absolutely perfect you were, since we knew that even though we just met, we had to say goodbye.”
Tyler continued on, saying the adoptive parents were “the only parents that were worthy to be yours.”
“10 years ago, we had to make the hardest decision of our lives & give you everything your innocent life deserved that we just couldn’t provide at the time. 10 years ago, we held each other & wept.”
Fellow Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry showed her support, commenting, “I have the chills!!! So so proud of y’all & happy birthday to Carly!”
Tyler finished his post with a final message, “Your life changed so many others for the better & has blessed more lives than I can count. We love you so much & hopefully get to see you soon baby girl. Happy Birthday Carly!”
This wasn’t the first time he’s opened up about the adoption process. Last year, both Tyler and Catelynn posted on their daughter’s birthday.