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I’m back from a weekend of relaxation, and I’m ready for more Teen Mom writing.  The recap was great and it looks like all of you enjoyed it too, judging by the fact that there are over 400 comments on that thread!  Thank you for always being so supportive of the blog and understanding of my time off.

I get a lot of requests for updates on some of the people that have been featured on 16 & Pregnant throughout the seasons, so during the next month or so, I’m going to be posting small updates on each of them.  I’ve been touching base with several sources in order to get inside information and figure out where things are headed for several of them, but for this post I’m just doing a quick update on some people you’ve heard more about recently.

jordan

First up is Jordan Cashmyer, who was featured on season 5 of 16 & Pregnant.  During her episode, she and boyfriend Derek were homeless and living in a family friend’s living room for a while before making the decision to move to Texas in order to be closer to Derek’s dad after their daughter Genevieve was born.  The couple has since moved back to Maryland where Derek is going to school in hopes of becoming a physical therapist down the road.  Jordan had already graduated before MTV’s cameras started rolling, and it appears that she’s returned to school with the plan to become a cosmetologist, and her first day was last week.  Jordan is attending Regency Beauty Institute, which has a school set up right in Baltimore where the couple is living.  Not many of the girls featured on 16 & Pregnant ever achieve any education after high school, so congrats to Jordan on going to school and making an effort to have a career that she’s passionate about.

summer

Next is Summer Rewis, who was featured alongside Jordan on season 5.  Summer has had a tumultuous relationship with her mother who struggles with addiction problems, and also has been in the middle of a few cheating scandals since her episode was filmed.  Summer has left her husband, D.J., but they are still legally married at this time.  The couple has spent countless hours bashing each other on social media.  D.J. allegedly dated one of the girls he cheated on Summer with, but they have since broken up.  Summer dropped out of school in her episode, but has since decided to return to high school and get her high school diploma instead of getting her GED like she had planned on during her episode.  Summer took to Facebook to share the news by saying,

I’m so excited about going back to finish high school. Even though I won’t be graduating with my class, I will graduate by next December! It’s gonna take time and a lot of hard work, but looking at Peyton every single day lets me know that I can do this. And in the end, it’s going to be more than worth it. Not only will I make mine and Peyton’s life more successful, I can show all those people who ever doubted me how wrong they really were.

izabella

The last update for this post will be focused on Izabella Tovar, who was featured on season 3 of 16 & Pregnant.  Izabella gave birth to her son, Enrique (who they later renamed Henry) on her episode which aired in 2011, and has stayed with her boyfriend Jairo since filming ended.  Izabella graduated high school and moved on to college, but shocked the 16 & Pregnant community when she ended up planning and announcing a second pregnancy last month.  Izabella is currently around 23 weeks pregnant with her second child and just announced today that she will be having a daughter this time around.  Izabella and Jairo had a gender reveal party where they shared the news that they will be welcoming a baby girl into their family this fall.  Izabella shared the news with fans on social media with the following picture of her son with a bundle of pink balloons.

izabella

izabella

16 & Pregnant season 3 girl, Izabella Tovar, has announced that she and her boyfriend of several years, Jairo Rodriguez, will be welcoming a new child into their family in November 2014.  Izabella was the teen from Utah who spent the majority of her summer hiding her pregnancy.  She eventually told her friends and extended family, and welcomed baby Enrique (whom they now call Henry) into the world in September 2010.

Izabella shared the news with fans on Instagram with the following picture of their son.

enrique

The chalkboard in this picture reads, “I’m so cute my parents are having another in November 2014.”  While Izabella and Jairo are excited for their second baby, it seems like she knew that people would be criticizing her choices, so she captioned the photo with a long message.  She wrote:

Jairo, Henry & I have a very big announcement to share. After weeks of contemplation we have finally decided to share this news. I AM PREGNANT! The reason it took me so long to share this is because I am not interested in hearing the negative feedback from negative people. But that is part of life and it is something I have learned cannot be avoided. I want to make clear that this pregnancy has been planned for years. Ever since Henry was born Jairo and I decided that we wanted our kids to be 4-5 years apart. Then in October of 2013 I was having complications with my IUD and it was taken out. Jairo and I then began talking about trying for another one. So, in February 2014 I became pregnant! We are THRILLED to announce that we are expecting our second bundle of joy in November of 2014. We are not sharing the gender or the name at this time. Please if you don’t support our decision to have another child, or if you have anything negative to say at all I ask that you unfollow me. I do not respond to negative feedback, I simply erase it and block the negative people. To those of you that support my family and me, I thank you. I hope you enjoy following my pregnancy journey! Sharing my pregnancy publicly is a new experience for me as you may know. I kept my first pregnancy a secret for 8 months. So I truly appreciate all the love and support I receive. Thank you in advance for your kind words.

Izabella and Jairo were engaged and planned to get married last summer, but due to unknown reasons, they called off the ceremony.  While they are still engaged, there are no known plans on a wedding.  Izabella and Jairo also still live in the same home as Izabella’s parents.  There was talk of them getting a house to themselves, but nothing has been confirmed at this point.  To top it all off, Izabella is still only 19 years old, which means that this is her second teenage pregnancy.

While many viewers have praised Izabella for her determination to go to college, her maturity throughout her episode, and her parenting abilities, I’m not sure that all of those people will be excited about a second pregnancy for one of the most respected couples to hit this franchise.

Izabella joins a handful of other season 3 girls who have gotten pregnant again, including Jordan Ward, Jamie McKay, Danielle Cunningham, and Jennifer Del Rio.

Izabella, who lives in Utah, was 7 1/2 months pregnant before telling anyone other than her boyfriend, Jairo, and her immediate family.  Here are my thoughts on the episode:

  • Jairo looks 12. I kind of want to give him matchbox cars to play with.
  • Izabella spends most of her time on the phone making excuses to her friends as to why she can’t see them. I’m surprised she was able to think of so many excuses.
  • When she finally tells her friend, Cassidy, she said she had already heard but seemed a little annoyed she didn’t hear it from Izabella herself.
  • One of Izabella’s fears is her friends parents will say, “Oh, you can’t hang out with her because then you might get pregnant.” I totally get what she’s saying, but it kind of sounds like she’s saying pregnancy is contagious and I admit I cracked up a little.

I hope pregnancy isn't contagious!

  • After she told Cassidy, they finally got around to telling her aunts and uncles. One of her uncles was saying how hard it will be for her as a girl. Jairo, being a guy, would get high fives and stuff. Is that true? Do guys really get high fives for knocking someone up?
  • She goes to church and the building is immediately struck by lightning. Just kidding.
  • Cassidy starts blowing her off. First, she skips Izabella’s baby shower, then she doesn’t keep her up on school assignments like she promised she would. Maybe Cassidy’s parents just don’t want her to get pregnant too.
  • She gets induced due to high blood pressure at 38 weeks and when the doctor announces it, they decide now is a good time to decide what to do. They decide Jairo can move in with her on two conditions…he has to enroll in college and they don’t sleep in the same bed. Because having sex is impossible unless you sleep in the same bed every night.

It’s baby time

 

  • After Enrique is born, Izabella’s uncle is all up in their business again, saying Jairo should go to work instead of college. Izabella’s dad sets him straight and is all, “I would rather support them for 4 years so they can get a good education and don’t end up working in McDonald’s.” Burn! I don’t think Jairo’s old enough to get a job anyway. Oh, yeah, these “Jairo looks really young” jokes are never going to get old.
  • When Izabella starts back up at school, she finally talks to Cassidy. Cassidy was all butthurt that Izabella didn’t tell her about the pregnancy right away. That’s pretty much what I suspected.
  • When Jairo picks Izabella up from school, he’s acting like he’s on his period and won’t tell her why. And guys say that girls are confusing? puh-lease.
  • So he storms off, then comes back later and tells them what the problem was. Supposedly, he didn’t have all his high school credits, so he couldn’t start college. He had been lying to Izabella’s parents. Instead of doing his online courses, he had been busy impregnating girls. Well, one anyway.

Don't mess with daddy!

  • Her dad rips him a new asshole. If he doesn’t shape up, he’s going to have to ship out. Did I mention that Izabella’s parents are pretty awesome? They’re so supportive of her. It’s great to see.

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