Watch out, Amber!
If Teen Mom has taught us anything over the years, it’s that everyone has their own style of parenting. Sometimes one style is more popular than another, and sometimes these “styles” are actually very dangerous.
Over the years, the Teen Mom stars have managed to get a hang of this whole motherhood thing, especially since many of them have two or three children. But that doesn’t mean they’ll ever stop coming under fire for their less than popular motherhood techniques. In fact, even the most respected of moms are no stranger to a bit of dissent.
Amber Portwood surprised all of her fans when she revealed that she was having another child. After a long relationship with the nefarious Matt Baier, fans were relieved when she found a much more mellow and caring soul in Andrew Glennon. But fans didn’t have very long to get to know him, since it wasn’t long into their relationship that Amber announced that they were going to be parents! Even though hers was one of the most unexpected pregnancies in the Teen Mom franchise, fans could not be happier for her and her growing family.
But there has been a significant amount of time between Amber’s first child, Leah, and her second child, James. Could Amber have gotten rusty over the years? Many fans seem to think so! Amber has come under fire for this shocking picture of her son in a position that many believe could be life threatening!
Keep reading to watch Amber spill some exciting news!
When Amber Portwood first revealed the identity of her new boyfriend Andrew Glennon, fans were just relieved that she wasn’t dating Matt anymore. We’ve only had one season to get to know Andrew, but it’s generally believed that he’ll be a much more supportive and loyal partner than Matt was, and be a great source of calm support for Amber. But fans only had a short while to get to know Andrew as Amber’s boyfriend before they had to get to know him as her baby daddy!
Amber surprised us all when she confirmed rumors that she was pregnant. And even though she obviously didn’t plan to have her second child, she was endlessly optimistic about it. Teen Mom OG finished airing just a few weeks before Amber gave birth, but she became a mother of two soonafter.
Amber had been nothing but excitement throughout her pregnancy, but her thrill peaked when she announced she was up all night in the early stages of labor. “Another nocturnal night with my uncomfortable pregy belly,” she wrote on May 7 on Twitter. “But it’s all worth it! I’m 3cm dilated and home waiting for labor. Wonder if I’ll make it to my due date? Wish me luck loves! Goodnight.”
As bae and baby daddy Andrew Glennon had previously announced on Instagram, Amber’s due date wasn’t for a few more days. “Due date: MAY 13th, Mother’s Day! One day before Amber’s actual birthday. She was born on Mother’s day 1990. The stars really aligned on this one,” he wrote. But apparently their little son just couldn’t wait to meet his new family.”
Amber’s son, James Andrew Glennon was born at 1:39 a.m. on May 8, 2018, and weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces, according to a report by Us Magazine, who shared the exclusive photo. Amber shared on Instagram, “So excited to announce the birth of our son!”
It’s clear that James will be welcomed into a family that loves and cares about him, and he’ll also be carrying a legacy in his name. “It’s Andrew’s father’s name who passed. Andrew was very close to his father. That’s the main reason he got into cinematography — his father and his grandfather,” Amber explained to In Touch Weekly. “He really wanted to honor his father and I thought that was a beautiful thing. I even was thinking of putting my dad’s middle name in there, but my brother is named after my dad so we just went with James Andrew Glennon. It means a lot and I love the name.”
Amber will have to re-learn a lot of her mothering toolkit, but luckily she has some faithful friends in her corner.
On top of support from family and fans, she’s revealed that her co-star Maci Bookout will be there with tips on raising a boy. “I’m gonna have to call Maci [Bookout] to know what to do. God, I love Maci. That’s my girl,” Amber told In Touch.
“She helped me out during pregnancy with this lemon water thing, so that helped my tummy out a little bit. She’s such a sweetheart. I’m nervous about taking care of a boy and raising a boy, but I think it’s gonna be so fun. I love how I’ll have a little boy and a little girl now. That’s just perfect to me, honestly.”
But that doesn’t mean she won’t still mess up now and then, and recently fans have been alarmed by one of her decisions.
“Loving my new Carseat Canopy caboodle set for baby James! My angel looks so snuggly 🤗” Amber captioned a shot of her holding James in his new carseat. Amber’s post was in advertisement for the product, but many fans believe it could be more dangerous than cute.
“GAAAH!! As a public figure please educate your self on car seat safety!” wrote Instagram user @emily_ouellette92. User @emmajeanbudruweit wrote, “nooo amber. This is NOT safe.” User @brittanylynnhayes chimed in, “As a public figure you shouldn’t be spreading unsafe car seat recommendations!”
Even though car seats seem simple enough, it’s important that a child’s seat follows strict guidelines to ensure safety. Fans seem convinced that Amber’s new product don’t meet the criteria.
“None of that is safe to be in a car seat,” wrote @mrs.williams1775. “If [it] didn’t come with the seat it shouldn’t be in the seat.” User @kashasmithxo wrote “Idk why you’d promote such an unsafe sh*tty product,” and @p_jojo88 agreed, “Yepp.. was gonna say same thing. Its super cute but its unsafe. Not supposed [to] use an item in car seat that didn’t come with it. A certified car seat technician will tell you same thing if you ask one near you.”
Apparently, Amber caught wind of all of the comments, because she has disabled comments on the specific image. But it seems her days of fighting with fans over social media are behind her, as she has yet to speak out otherwise. But she may not be able to handle even more negative comments.