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Catelynn and Tyler go to get an ultrasound to figure out the sex of their baby. Spoiler alert – it’s a girl. They think it’s a boy when they go to the ultrasound, and the producer helps them hide the gender in an envelope.
Catelynn and Tyler talk about the weight gain of their pregnancy. Catelynn has gained 20 pounds so far in this pregnancy. She says that she can’t enjoy her pregnancy because she just wants to be able to eat what she wants when she wants it. April stops by and drops Nick off for a while so she can go shopping. Butch is currently in jail for 3 years for domestic assault, and the two chose to get divorced because of it. Butch sent something in the mail for Nick. Holy cow, Nick is a big kid now and he can read! It’s really sad that Butch missed Nick’s birthday but he had the quote of the episode with this gem: “You can’t buy nothing like that at no Walmart store!”
Butch’s letter really brought up some emotions in Tyler. You can tell that Tyler relates to how Nick felt after reading the letter. Butch says that he never planned to go to prison for 3 years because of a fight with his wife. Butch says that if he gets out in March, it would make good TV for him to live there. Butch also says that he could get ahold of Farrah and land a spot in the porn business.
Catelynn and Tyler get a fetal Doppler and listen to the baby’s heartbeat. Tyler and Catelynn get filmed while posting the news that they’re pregnant. Tyler had like 100 likes in 10 seconds and then it turned into a little competition with who had the most likes on the picture. Catelynn ended the episode with 3000 likes. Tyler and Catelynn discuss baby names. They agree on Nova Reign and Tyler would like to name a boy Slade. Catelynn wants to only have Tyler in the room when she delivers the baby. Tyler goes into detail about what it was like to watch Catelynn deliver the placenta.
Catelynn and Tyler have their gender reveal party. Tyler is so set on a boy. Tyler’s mom is so upset that he might name a boy Slade because he’s the world’s best assassin. The time comes for the big reveal, and when the couple pulls the strings on the pinata, it’s a girl! Tyler is peeved for sure, but he does his best to be happy about things towards the end of that scene.
Amber and Gary prepare for Leah’s first day of Kindergarten. Are these kids seriously old enough to go to school? Gary calls Amber and asks if she’s willing to go with them to get her school supplies. Gary’s girlfriend mentions that her daughter goes to the same school that Leah will be attending. Did anyone catch those ugly ass glasses that Gary had on during the scene when he was tickling Amber? The scenes where Amber and Gary are together are always a little awkward to me.
Gary’s flirting has Amber super confused. Amber’s cousin comes over and they talk about things. Gary goes out to eat with his brother and they talk about things. Apparently Leah says that she wants her parents to be back together and Kristina can just be their neighbor. Gary keeps considering “what ifs” and his brother says to simply pull out old episodes and watch Amber slap him across the face. The tickling is getting brought up so much. Tickling obviously leads to sex if you live in Indiana.
Kristina’s ex-husband doesn’t want their kid on MTV, so she goes to her aunt’s house to avoid having her kid filmed. Amber heads over to Gary’s house to help Leah get ready for school. Amber gives Leah some cute pink cowgirl boots, and they’re headed out the door for school. Leah looks very excited for school. It just so happens that Kristina is at the school too when they drop Leah off so Amber doesn’t go inside. She’s basically attempting to avoid confrontation, which I think is a good thing. Gary says that Leah did well at the drop off. Awkward silence between Gary and Amber ensues in the car for the remainder of the car ride. Amber refuses to be filmed on her drive back to her house, and doesn’t tell the producers what’s going on.
Amber finally allows the cameras back into the house. Amber was thinking that once she got out of prison that Gary would be there to have a family. She’s finally realizing that Gary has made a family with Kristina and that Kristina probably pays too big of a role in Leah’s life at this point in time. Amber is calm and collected at this point, and it’s pretty impressive.
Amber calls Gary while he’s having family dinner. Leah basically says that she doesn’t want to talk to her mom. Robert says that Leah was really mean to her mom and tries to talk some sense into her. That’s more than Gary did, so props to that guy. Gary cooks some food. His fingers are the size of bratwursts and it’s honestly disgusting. Not even fat shaming here – but his fingers are so fat. Amber says that the only thing she’s really worried about is that she doesn’t have a family home and that all she has is herself. Leah has more people to hang out with when she’s with Gary. Amber wishes she could provide that for her, but that at this point, she just doesn’t have that yet. Amber makes a really mature comment about not wanting to rip Leah out of her home by filing for full custody.
Maci is trying to figure out if Ryan is going to be at Bentley’s first day of Kindergarten or not. Since he works out of town during the week, Maci has a hard time getting ahold of him. Ryan’s dad talks about how the only time that they really talk is when the camera crew is around. Ryan seems pretty tense. Maci talks about Kindergarten and says that she had a lot of boyfriends when she was that age. Maci talks to Ryan’s mom and she breaks the news that Ryan won’t be there for Bentley’s first day of school. Maci feels like Ryan just doesn’t care about Bentley. Taylor suggests that Maci should seek therapy in order to sort out her emotions.
Ryan and his parents go out to breakfast with Bentley. Ryan tells Bentley that he probably won’t like school. Ryan says he hasn’t seen Maci in a while or even really talked to her. Bentley says that his mom’s house is his real home, and Ryan kind of just agrees. Ryan walks away from Bentley for a whole week and barely even gives his son a hug. Larry is mad about Ryan’s actions, and Mimi Jen tells him to stop. Nothing good comes from shit talking your son on national television, but don’t worry Larry – we’re all thinking it too!
Jen drops Bentley off with his mom, and wishes him good luck on his first day of school. Bentley calls Tyler “T-Money” and it makes me smile. Maci confirms that MTV isn’t allowed to film at the school, which is a relief to Maci and Jen. I’m glad that regardless of the situation with Ryan, that Maci still has support from his parents.
Maci wakes Bentley up to go to Kindergarten. They’ve got some strange military music playing in the background. MTV gets his microphone on, and they’re off to school. MTV follows him to the entrance of the school. Bentley says that he can learn to read in Kindergarten. The kids might be my favorite part of the whole season so far. Maci is visibly shaken up when she gets back to the car, and cries while she’s driving away. It’s honestly pretty emotional.
Maci goes to see a therapist to talk about what’s going on in her life. Maci tells Dr. Stoney that there are a lot of things going on in her life. Her main concern is that Ryan is so absent from their son’s life. Maci is struggling with finding a balance of what to tell Bentley about his dad. Maci says that she just wants to be able to call Ryan about things dealing with Bentley. The therapist talks about how Maci is still struggling with giving up the dream that she had about a family.