Last week’s episode of I’m Having Their Baby was an emotional roller coaster, and in case you missed the intense episode, we thought we’d take a minute to give you a brief recap. Our recap was posted on the Oxygen Network, so begin reading below and be sure to head on over there for the full recap! Make sure to tune in next Wednesday at 10/9c for another impactful episode of I’m Having Their Baby on Oxygen.
Recap: At the top of the show, Amanda sits in front of her Diary Cam with only three weeks left until the baby’s due. Emotions are high and it’s her goal to stay clean, healthy, and positive for the remainder of the pregnancy so she can welcome a happy, perfect baby into this world.
In St. Petersburg, Florida, Amanda shops with her mother, with whom she’s always been quite close. The mother and daughter talk about placing the baby into a new family, and Amanda’s mother admits that it will probably be the hardest thing they’ll ever have to witness. Amanda confesses that she feels bad about the situation, but her mother consoles her and says “the facts can’t be changed.” However tough it may be, Amanda realizes this is for the best. She says that this child deserves a better life than the one she can currently provide.
Megan, 25, pregnant with a boy she’s named Parker, opens her Diary Cam: “My boobs aren’t growing [. . .] which is the only symptom I wanted from this pregnancy.” She’s currently staying with her parents until she’s ready to give birth and she jokes that her mother follows her around the house with a plastic sheet — to protect the fine furniture should her water spontaneously break! The living situation takes a toll on Megan, and she admits that it gets awkward at times, especially with her parents’ conservative perspectives regarding marriage, pregnancy, and relationships in general.
Megan’s mother says that a complete family unit should be established before bringing a baby into this world. Megan thinks that by placing the baby for adoption this will alleviate some of the familial tension between her and her parents, but there’s no hiding the fact that Megan’s struggling with what to do. Part of her wants to experience the joys of raising a baby boy; the other part of her wants to make sure the baby’s raised by a complete home—she’s already found the perfect set of parents prepared for the task.
Her father’s adamant she go through with the adoption: Keeping the baby’s not an option, he says, primarily because Amanda doesn’t have an education, a husband, or any life plan firmly established yet. His perspectives seem harsh and, to some, unsympathetic, but he tries to keep his daughter’s best interests in mind.
For the complete recap, head on over to the IHTB blog.
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