Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are in shock.
First, that they are having a baby at all.
The Teen Mom stars suffered through a miscarriage very early in 2018 and admitted last month that they weren’t trying for a baby when Catelynn learned she was pregnant.
Nevertheless, the child is due in March. How exciting, right?
Catelynn and Tyler are also in shock over the gender of this impending bundle of joy, revealing the key piece of information to Us Weekly on October 17, 2018.
Will it be a boy or a girl? A brother or a sister for little Nova?
Scroll down to find out!
These Two Have Been Through A LOT to Get Here
For What Reason?
Tyler said on air, and many times in the past, that he had grown frustrated with focus constantly being on Catelynn and her mental illness struggle. He loves her. He worries about her. But he also has needs and issues that require attention.
That Was Then, However
After attending couples therapy and talking openly about the obstacles in their marriage, Tyler and Catelynn have managed to push through the big ones and remain together, seemingly happier than ever.
And Then the Bombshell Dropped!
“We are expecting our rainbow baby. This baby is our rainbow after the storm. I’m super excited,” Catelynn told Us Weekly a few weeks back, using the name given to a baby after its mother suffers a miscarriage. (Catelynn went through this trauma in January, as documented on the previous season of Teen Mom OG.)
“It was a huge shock at first,” Catelynn admitted in this same interview. “We were not planning it, especially after the miscarriage and how I went downhill with my mental illness.”
An Unexpected Miracle
Concluded Catelynn upon revealing the news to the world: “We were using protection and everything and still got pregnant. This baby just wanted to be here. It was very unexpected.”