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post #41 of 209
Oh my gosh these episodes are getting more and more frustrating. I dont remember being this frustrated last season.
post #42 of 209
I had a whole paragraph about Janelle, but realized it would probably get me banned ha. She gave Farrah a run for her money. Seriously this show upsets me because it gives young moms a bad name, and they already have one. I never even did so much as hold a baby before I had mine and did everything completely alone, day, and every night, dealing with his dad going to jail and just dramaness. didn't even try to go out for "me time" til he was uhhh like two years old (i could of). It's what happens w your a mom and I don't feel like I missed out on ANYTHING. Of course they wouldn't dare show a mom like that on teen mom.

On another note I really heart Maci from last season
post #43 of 209
I couldn't even comment on the first girl... but I am here for the second...

I LOVED the relationship she had with her brother. The family seemed really close...

I did think the mom needed to back off a *wee* bit but overall I think there was a good balance there between being grandma and being mom.

Did anyone see at the end where she was nursing?! When she was wearing the red top and the baby was definately more than a few weeks old. It looked like maybe she was combo feeding!

I was also happy to see that she was going to school, and that his mom was trying to be there...

However I don't have much to say about the "boy"... in fact that is all he was... a boy. He was no man... Actually I said to DH at one point during her labour that I was happy to see his mom there trying to support her how she wanted but if that was my son I would have probably been sent to jail as his behaviour was HORRID and I would have taken him outside and probably lost it on him. And I am NOT a violent person... but wow I would have a really hard time supporting my son and also supporting my grandson...

But the mom seemed like she didn't want to "rock the boat" any more than her pregnancy had already rocked it and that's why she was being a big wishy washy... But I see a good mom in her, and hopefully a great future.
post #44 of 209
I thought the boy was awful...then I watched the bonus online clip where he was "joking" about "smashing a chair over [her] head" and my jaw just dropped. During the aftershow that was posted online Nikkole talked about how they have broken up for good and she seemed really confident about it. I was really happy to hear her talk about how much better off she is without Josh...because she is.

Also, as a PP mentioned, it was nice to see a girl that was just incredibly naive as opposed to being a total brat. It was a nice change to see a teen mom who wasn't whining every moment about caring for her baby or not getting to go out.
post #45 of 209
I agree with whoever said they didn't remember being this frustrated last season. I watched Nikkole's story last night and was SO angry for her! She seems so sweet and seemed to genuinely be trying. There was none of the drama after bringing the baby home like Jenelle had. The drama was all in the UAV of a father. That kid was irking me off badly. I hope she gets stronger and stronger and stays away from him. Poor girl.
post #46 of 209
If some previous posters have said last week made Farrah look like mom of the year this one made Ryan look like dad of the year. It really bothered me. I'm glad to hear they are no longer together. Watching it was giving me a bad vibe that maybe one day it could turn into an emotionally abusive relationship. (I didn't see the clip about smashing the chair so that would definitely have made me feel even worse about it!) He seemed so controlling and hurtful to her.
post #47 of 209
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Originally Posted by Madalyn View Post
If some previous posters have said last week made Farrah look like mom of the year this one made Ryan look like dad of the year. It really bothered me. I'm glad to hear they are no longer together. Watching it was giving me a bad vibe that maybe one day it could turn into an emotionally abusive relationship. (I didn't see the clip about smashing the chair so that would definitely have made me feel even worse about it!) He seemed so controlling and hurtful to her.
You took all the words I was going to say out of my mouth and typed them to here. I felt really bad for Nikkole because Josh is by far the most immature father I've seen here and that trumps Ryan from last season, Ryan is a saint compared to this guy and Who the EFF cheats on their girlfriend and then tells her he doesn't care that she doesn't like it because he's doing it anyways, break up with her then holy EFF
post #48 of 209
Oh my the boyfriend. What can I say about him that wouldn't be a UAV! How he was behaving while Nikkole was in labor was so wrong.
I am really glad they are broken up.
It was a nice change from the last show to see Nikkole parenting her son.
Did you all see her breastfeeding! My daughter and I both caught it and just looked at each other and smiled!
post #49 of 209
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I couldn't even comment on the first girl... but I am here for the second...

I LOVED the relationship she had with her brother. The family seemed really close...

I did think the mom needed to back off a *wee* bit but overall I think there was a good balance there between being grandma and being mom.

Did anyone see at the end where she was nursing?! When she was wearing the red top and the baby was definately more than a few weeks old. It looked like maybe she was combo feeding!

I was also happy to see that she was going to school, and that his mom was trying to be there...

However I don't have much to say about the "boy"... in fact that is all he was... a boy. He was no man... Actually I said to DH at one point during her labour that I was happy to see his mom there trying to support her how she wanted but if that was my son I would have probably been sent to jail as his behaviour was HORRID and I would have taken him outside and probably lost it on him. And I am NOT a violent person... but wow I would have a really hard time supporting my son and also supporting my grandson...

But the mom seemed like she didn't want to "rock the boat" any more than her pregnancy had already rocked it and that's why she was being a big wishy washy... But I see a good mom in her, and hopefully a great future.
I agree with all of this. If he was my kid, I'd have sent him off to reform school. Clearly he's going down a bad path. At 16, he gets a girl pregnant, parties, shows extreme disrespect to his partner and to adults... sounds like grounds for an intervention. Literally every scene with him made me want to throw something and what was worse was how Nikkole reacted to him. Like she didn't care how he treated her, she just wanted to be close to him. She genuinely wanted him to care about her, which I guess is typical behavior for a 15 year old girl. This is just another reason why 15 year olds shouldn't have sex, because they don't seem to have a grasp of mature realtionships.

It's interesting that the characters on this season seem to be younger than the ones on last season. They were all 16 going on 17, these ones are just turning 16. It's scary.
post #50 of 209
Nikkole's mama seemed to be so sweet and she really seemed like she was trying to do the right thing. It must have been so painful to watch that UAV of a bf treat her baby so awfully when she was in labor.

I saw her nursing too! I hope that has worked out for her
post #51 of 209
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Originally Posted by tinyactsofcharity View Post
Nikkole's mama seemed to be so sweet and she really seemed like she was trying to do the right thing. It must have been so painful to watch that UAV of a bf treat her baby so awfully when she was in labor.

I saw her nursing too! I hope that has worked out for her
I know! I kept thinking how heartbreaking it must have been for Nikkole's mom to watch her daughter being treated in that way! I thought Nikkole seemed so sweet and as others have said, naive. She really wanted to believe he loved her..I hope this is a learning experience for her that shows her how much more she deserves. Also, it was so nice to see her caring for her little baby! And I loved her relationship with her brother.

I felt sorry for Josh's mom when they were at the hospital, since it did seem like she was trying to be supportive of Nikkole..but then I felt too like if I had been in her shoes there would have been some reform school or something going on..I kept thinking that if that were my son, I would be just beside myself with anger and frustration and sadness.

At any rate it was nice to see that they weren't yelling over the baby in this episode.
post #52 of 209
I would be so, so, so sad if my child treated women like that, especially the mother of his baby.
post #53 of 209
Hey all. I realize that shows like this can engender strong responses in viewers. However, please keep in mind that threats of violence against others-- even vague threats of violence-- are not in the spirit of Mothering and are not permitted on the boards. Thanks!
post #54 of 209
I am watching Nikkole's episode right now. I am only 26 minutes in and my heart aches for that poor girl Her Mother and Josh's Mother have both ben amazing, in my opinion. Very supportive and helpful. I think that Nikkole has awesome communication skills. It just makes me very sad that her boyfriend wont hold her hand and doesn't want to support her
post #55 of 209

Breastfeeding???

OK, so I almost never watch MTV, and I hadn't really ever heard of this show, but I caught it by chance and watched a couple of episodes...

...and it's compelling tv, but it just leaves me so sad.

I'm sure the producers look for situations they can tape that will pull viewers in.

And do any of the teens breastfeed? I haven't seen enough episodes to really judge, but of the ones I saw everyone seemed to be formula feeding those poor babies and I also felt so sorry for the teens who seemed so, well, uneducated about birth...it all seemed to be about "give me an epidural."



The show left me feeling pretty depressed.
post #56 of 209
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Originally Posted by Bunnyflakes View Post
I am watching Nikkole's episode right now. I am only 26 minutes in and my heart aches for that poor girl Her Mother and Josh's Mother have both ben amazing, in my opinion. Very supportive and helpful. I think that Nikkole has awesome communication skills. It just makes me very sad that her boyfriend wont hold her hand and doesn't want to support her
Yeah, of the episodes I've seen, the parents of the teens really seemed pretty understanding and accepting.

If I'd come home 16 and pregnant with my mom, she wouldn't have helped me at all. I know that for sure.

So, in that respect, these kids do seem pretty lucky. They all seem to have a pretty decent support system in place, but maybe that is deliberate on the part of the producers.
post #57 of 209
Thread Starter 
bump!

any comments about Valerie? I'm still watching.
post #58 of 209
I forgot it was on tonight. I'll have to catch a rerun this week (they seem to do it every day) or watch it online.
post #59 of 209
so she just announce that she made a wise decision to get an epidural...i doubt she knows the real risks of an epidural.
post #60 of 209
This one was much easier to watch. Yeah she seemed pretty misinformed about epidurals and whatnot but she is only 15 years old. Overall, though, it seemed like there was a lot less drama. Even though the Dad situation was far from perfect, he seemed miles better than many of the guys we've seen. I thought it was a good episode.
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