Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra — congratulations on your new pregnancy! And I have to say, you totally did the right thing when you gave up your first baby, Carly, for adoption and then waited to have a second child.
Teen Mom Catelynn Lowell, 22, and fiancé Tyler Baltierra, 22 — you have defied the odds faced by most teen parents. You didn’t drop out of school, you didn’t break up and you didn’t make another baby right away, like so many other accidental teen parents.
Catelynn Lowell Waiting For New Baby With Tyler Baltierra: Good For you
Instead, you made the courageous decision to give up your first baby daughter, Carly, even though it was heartbreaking for you. You both realized that as high school students, there was no way that you could provide for your child, nor offer her a stable home environment — even though you both loved her beyond life itself. And let me also point out that when you made your brave decision to give up Carly, you had to do it against the continuous objections of Catelynn’s mom, April Baltierra.
Nevertheless, you realized that Carly would have a better life with older parents Brandon and Teresa Davis, who could provide for her and nurture her in a way that you simply couldn’t do as teens. But now you two are in a completely new stage in your lives, and you are truly ready, psychologically and financially, to have a child. So I think it’s wonderful that you are expecting again!
“We’ve learned from what our parents did wrong. Tyler and I own our home, have two cars and actually have money to support a kid,” you, Catelynn, told In Touch magazine in April, 2014.
Catelynn and Tyler — you both have full-time jobs caring for mentally disabled adults and are also guardians to Tyler’s younger sister. It’s clear that you are now responsible adults who are prepared to raise a child — something you’ve both dreamed of since your first pregnancy. And importantly, you’ve stuck together for more than six years now, through thick and a lot of thin, and your relationship has strengthened and matured. That’s exactly what your new baby will need.
“We have no doubt that raising a child will be hard, but I know that we’re going to be great parents,” you, Catelynn, told In Touch.
It’s so great that you’ve both had a chance to see how important it is to raise a child in a secure, non-dysfunctional environment.
Catelynn & Tyler — You Should Get Married
Your first daughter, Carly, is now five, and you still see her a few times a year, and are very much in touch with her lovely adoptive parents, who are stable and and functional.
Carly is growing up in a very different family situation than the ones in which you both were raised. If you hadn’t been able to see how different it could be for Carly, you might not have understood how much better things could be for yourselves and your new child.
Catelynn, you’re four months along, so you and Tyler have plenty of time to really prepare for the arrival of your new loved one. I hope that as part of that preparation, you go ahead and get married. If you’ve made the commitment to have a new baby, you should also finally go ahead and say your vows. That way, your child will have parents who are totally committed not just to him or her, but to each other.
So HollywoodLifers, do you think Catelynn and Tyler made the right decision to wait until now to have another baby? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
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