James feels like he doesn’t need to attend a childbirth class because he’s a middle child. I think he’s confusing childcare for childbirth. Very different. This is where a doula would come in to help during a birth where the partner is scared, needs support, or not participating! Many cities have volunteer birth partners, especially for teen parents.
James: I have 7 brothers and sisters.
Lilly: You weren’t in the room when they were birthed.
Lilly is going to be the only mother alone in class, dickhead. She’s already going to be self-conscious of her age and marital status. I hope James isn’t already slowly backing away from fatherhood. That’s nice for you, James, that you don’t need to know about an experience that your girlfriend and child can’t avoid.
Lexus’ grandmother was a teen mom and is “shocked” this happened without birth control. Lexus is 1 cm, 50% effaced and her provider wants to induce at 39 weeks. WHY. Are you going on vacation? Ugh. I hope there’s a reason they’re not sharing.
Of course Lexus is excited because she wants to see her baby, not be pregnant, and trusts her doctor. Get ready for a long, painful labor that may lead to cesarean and a long recovery! Has anyone explained to her that contractions will be more painful? God, I hate obstetric culture!
McKayla, do not give in to the joint baby shower. I am so sorry your adult mother is putting you in this awkward position. BOUNDARIES. Probably a PD going on here with the guilt trips, substance use, multiple children, lack of interest in McKayla until a camera crew rolls up. Mama McKayla looks familiar; was she on Intervention? Such a victim. It’s so sad that you are an outsider because you chose drugs over your children and then chose…? You’ve been sober since 2009. You don’t work. What have you been up to?
Oh, the longest text ever that Mama McKayla sends after Shelley disengaged and hangs up on her. I’ve received a few of those from people with borderline traits. I am all about Shelley stepping in as an adult to protect her son and McKayla. Pregnant ladies, daughters, teenagers, humans should not have to deal with this woman.
90DF reddit has created an r/TLCunexpected