Editors Note – As I mentioned yesterday, Megan is gone for a few days, but fear not, the Teen Mom 2 recap is still here. We have someone new who wants to write for us, and this is her first piece. Nothing like jumping right into the fire. Please be kind!
As seen on last episode Jenelle’s charges were dropped, but Nathan’s were not. Jenelle reveals she is going to school to be a medical assistant. Jenelle comes over to Barbara’s and tells her that her charges her dropped but Nathan has to go to jail for 30 days. Barbara expresses concern that Nathan is violent and that she hopes he has learned his lesson, and is also worried about Jenelle being alone for 30 days since she’s never been without a guy.
Jenelle and Nathan’s lawyer call and tell them the plea has to be moved a week earlier than originally planned. She also calls to warn them that people have seen Nathan driving around which he is obviously not allowed to do. Nathan swears up and down that just Jenelle drives or he “walks to the gym.” He claims he is being charged with a DUI he does not deserve and is depressed that he has to miss some of the pregnancy.
Later Nathan and Jenelle come home after Nathan has been drinking all day. They get into an argument about Nathan’s drinking habits where he gets very defensive when Jenelle tells him that he binge drinks and makes dumb decisions when he drinks. He then says “Why am I with you? I just use you,” which absolutely comes out of the blue, and Jenelle says he is putting words into his own mouth. She remains surprisingly calm compared to most arguments we’ve seen.
They both come to the conclusion they need to quit fighting, especially since Nathan is going to jail in a week, and they want Kaiser to grow up in a household without arguing.
Javi breaks the news that he has to work in Texas for a month, and Kailyn expresses worry about being alone with the kids since it will be their first time away from one another since basic training.
Later Kailyn meets up with some friends and expresses it might be good that Javi is leaving for a month because they have been fighting a lot and it could be a good break. She tells them that she going to extend an invitation to Jo and also to Vee, and admit that it was immature for her to be upset about Vee being in Jo’s life.
She calls Jo and tells him she would like to invite Jo and Vee to Issac’s 4th birthday party which is very refreshing to see. Jo says that he will have to speak to Vee about it and seems pretty apprehensive about it. Jo and Vee discuss it and Vee explains that she feels awkward going. Jo says he doesn’t mind missing it because he already had a birthday for Issac. They both express they need to make the co-parenting situation but for some reason this time they decide going to the birthday is not a good idea.
Issac’s 4th birthday comes up and Kailyn and Javi seem pretty insulted that Vee and Jo did not show up. Kail tells her friends that she would have gone to Jo’s house if she had been invited because she would want to see where Issac is living.
The birthday goes on with a bunch of friends, family, and a very sleepy and grumpy Issac that does not care to open presents.
Chelsea is still having problems with her obtaining her license. Her job informs her that the rules have changed and she cannot work without a license, so for now her job is also on hold. It sounds like she’ll be able to come back once everything is squared away.
Chelsea is in the process of moving to her new house, and decides to ask her friend Chelsea Grace (different Chelsea, I know confusing), to come move in with her. Adam tells his friend that he gets Aubree every other weekend and would like more visitation.
Chelsea and her friend all move into the new house where Aubree picks out her room, and they all seem pretty excited about it.
Chelsea gets a letter from the Department of Labor which unfortunately informs Chelsea that she still cannot have her license. The reason is so bizarre…it states that based on tweets from Chelsea’s friend Landon, that he hired her and the wedding was not a one time job. She still does not have the results whether she passed the license or not.
Overwhelmed with the girls, Leah asks her grandma to come help out so she can go to her part time job at the tanning salon. Ali could not go to school because she was complaining about pain in her legs which is really heartbreaking to see.
Leah is working at a tanning salon and says how she feels thankful that she has family support to watch the girls so she can work. She also explains how she feels so overwhelmed with three kids, and especially because Ali is complaining about pain.
Leah drops the girls off to Corey, and Corey reads a letter from the insurance company basically saying they have not been approved for the wheelchair because there is not enough medical evidence to prove she needs one. Without the insurance covering it, the wheelchair will cost $20,000. Leah tells Corey that he needs to call and push for the wheelchair because it is needed for school, and also because Ali feels free and can keep with Aleeah when she’s in the wheelchair.
Later Leah meets with a friend and tells her how overwhelmed and stressed out she’s been lately. She says that with Corey not coming to terms with the wheelchair, the insurance, and Jeremy being gone all the time, that she feels alone raising the kids. She also tells her friend that she’s thinking of seeing a professional because of all the depression and anxiety she’s feeling with everything.