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Bentley is going to turn 6 in a few days. Maci and Taylor break the news to the MTV camera crew that they’re having a kid together. They’ve known for about a week at this point, and nobody really knows about it. Later that day, Maci and Taylor go out with a couple of friends and tell them the news. Maci tells her friend that they weren’t doing anything to protect themselves from getting pregnant because Maci had been formerly told that she couldn’t have kids. Maci plans on telling Bentley that she’s pregnant on his birthday.
Maci meets with a friend and talks about the classes that she’s taking. Maci says that she’s going to graduate next May and wants to get a job in social media. Maci started college in January of 2009, and she’s been in college for 5 years. Maci picks up Bentley and asks Ryan about doing Bentley’s birthday together. Maci is going to do his party at the jump park and invites Ryan along. Ryan says he isn’t worried about it but that it seems like a hassle to not argue.
Bentley has his birthday party, but Maci hasn’t heard from Ryan. Ryan’s parents are there, which is a little awkward that they’re putting in the effort, but Ryan isn’t. Ryan shows up about 45 minutes later. Jen tells Maci that Ryan and Shelby have been fighting a lot and that Ryan is planning on moving out. They start arguing on camera. Maci is glad that Ryan showed up, and Maci feels like it’s awkward because it’s the first time they’re all in the same place. Bentley has a pretty sweet Ninja Turtle cake. Later that night, Bentley gets to open his presents and he opens a present from the baby. Bentley isn’t so sure about it, and he doesn’t think that his mom is really having a baby. Maci shows him the ultrasound and he seems kind of excited about it after that.
Bentley and Maci talk about the new baby. Bentley thinks he’s ready, but that he is nervous about things. Bentley says he’s worried since he’ll have a different dad than the new baby. Maci tries to reassure him that he’ll have a lot of the same things even though the baby is new. Bentley just doesn’t want to clean diapers.
She’s still pregnant and gaining a lot of weight. Her boobs look seriously gigantic. Tyler regrets posting the video of Carly, and is concerned that it might keep them from getting their yearly visit. They get to hear the baby’s heartbeat, and then the doctor talks to Catelynn about her diet and her weight gain.
Tyler is really harping on Catelynn about her weight. Catelynn doesn’t care about how much she gains, because she’s going to enjoy her pregnancy. Tyler decides to Google things and talks about how Catelynn was self conscious when she was pregnant with Carly. Catelynn says she doesn’t want to be fat when she gets married.
Catelynn and Tyler head off to find a wedding venue. They’re looking for a late summer wedding. The venue that they look at is gorgeous, and they end up booking it for August. Catelynn wants to lose weight after Nova is born, and tells a friend that she’s already gained 20 pounds. Catelynn’s glucose test came back pretty crappy, so they think she might have gestational diabetes. She has to go back for a 3 hour test to see how it goes. Cate and Ty still haven’t heard about a visit with Carly.
Teresa calls Catelynn to talk about some adoption things. She wants to have a meeting with Cate and Ty and Dawn to talk about things. Tyler wants to be able to talk about his frustration that was captured on camera, and Catelynn wants them to realize that they’re sacrificing emotions to try and accommodate for Brandon and Teresa. Their meeting is scheduled in a couple of weeks, so we’ll see how that goes.
Catelynn goes to see Kim and April to make chocolates for her baby shower. Cate tells them about the meeting with Brandon and Teresa while stuffing her face with chocolate. So much for not gaining much weight. Tyler talks to his mom about Cate’s weight gain, and tells her about the conversation with Brandon and Teresa. Tyler has some serious issues with all of the adoption regulations, but he needs to work on how he comes across.
Amber’s brother is graduating from college so her family drives to Nashville in order to see his graduation. Amber lets her family know that since she’s on parole, she has to have a traveling permit so that people know where she’s at. Amber looks very healthy, and I’m honestly impressed at how much better she’s doing. Congrats to Bubby on graduating. I feel weird even typing Bubby as someone’s name. Meanwhile at Gary’s house, his girlfriend is officially knocked up. Gary asks if he’s the dad, and then they start talking about options. Kristina says that she got pregnant during a birth control switch, and that neither of them really wanted to have another child. Gary thinks that Amber is going to be really upset. Why the hell is Gary counting quarters on the table?
Gary has told Leah that she’s going to be a big sister. Leah thinks it’s going to be a girl, and Gary straight up tells her that this baby was an accident. Amber sits down with Bubby and talks about her future goals. He says that anything worth doing is going to take hard work. Amber talks about custody and talks about the fact that she doesn’t pay child support, but that she does help financially. Bubby is scared about what will happen if Gary takes Amber to court.
Gary is bringing Leah over after school. Gary talks to his girlfriend about their commitment issues and such. Gary basically says that just because they’re having a kid together doesn’t mean that they have to be together forever. Gary plans on being polite when he tells Amber about the new baby, but we can probably guess how that will really go.
Gary and Leah head off to Amber’s house. Leah talks about how her teacher wouldn’t let her use the bathroom so she pooped her pants. Gary thinks she’s joking about it. Gary comes in to talk to Amber about Kristina being pregnant. Amber’s “oh my god” reaction which we thought was about Farrah’s return, was actually about Gary having a kid. Amber tries to talk to Gary about watching his words on national television so that he doesn’t end up hurting Kristina’s feelings by being an asshole on television.
Amber’s cousin comes over and Amber tells her about Gary’s new baby. Amber says that with Gary having a baby, it sealed the deal that she won’t ever be with him again. Amber said she felt like she was going to explode, and that she wanted their family together regardless. Amber realizes now that she won’t be with him. It’s obviously a lot for her to take in, but she’s seeming to really handle it well.
Amber is having a rough time with all of this, and Heather the producer tries to talk to her about stuff. Amber says she’ll never be able to get over Gary having a kid with someone else. Amber breaks down on the couch, and says how she’s scared that she can’t even have a relationship with a guy because of how much Gary hurt her. Amber asks to be left alone, and it’s really sad to see her like that.