Hello faithful readers. Today we wrap up Season 8 of Teen Mom 2. I read an article elsewhere that the show may possibly not continue. Not sure how I feel about that. It’s sort of like Dance Moms for me. Yeah, the girls are getting older, but I was still sort of sad when it stopped. Same with the Teen Mom franchise. I started watching this back in 2009 with my then 14-year-old. We already had a good dialogue in our household about taking responsibility for your own actions, etc. but I still thought there were some decent messages in there. Plus, I like seeing the kids grow up. Frankly they could make an Addie, Isaac, Aubree, Jace spin off and I’d be perfectly happy. Well, mostly happy.
Naturally, Jenelle and David have “worked things out” and the wedding is back on. Jenelle says she was just angry because things weren’t getting done and David’s friends had not shown up to help. Jenelle reiterates that she did not invite Barbara to the wedding and says she wishes she could have “a” mom there, but not Babs.
It’s Jenelle’s big day! David’s mom is there to help him get ready. The kids all look super cute dressed up and Jenelle’s dress is very pretty. Barbara is still very upset at not being at the wedding and talks to her friend again about her feelings.
It’s time for the big moment! Jace looks so grown up walking Jenelle down the aisle. Kaiser is also a very cute ring bearer and Maryssa looks so beautiful as well. It’s official and there is a random dog roaming among the seated guests. No reception footage though.
Kailyn is waiting to have the baby anytime. She was right and went into labor that night. This time she elected to not give birth on camera. Can’t say I blame her there. Welcome baby Lo. Javi tells Lincoln that he has a new brother. Javi talks to his sister about the baby and says he and Kail are in a good spot now. Javi seems sad that the new baby is not his, but accepting.
Isaac is anxious to see his new brother. Lincoln gets there first and is very excited about baby Lux. He does ask Kail if she has another baby in her tummy and she tells him she’s just still fat. Frankly, I think she looks pretty good for only a few days postpartum. Lincoln suggests they name the baby “Climber” since he still didn’t have a name at that point. Kailyn shares her birth story with Javi who looks sad.
Isaac, Vivi, Jo and Vee show up to see the new baby with gifts in hand. They also brought enough food for everyone. Kail tells everyone how great Chris was when she was in labor. Javi continues to look sad.
The twins are doing well in separate classes and Addie is ready to start pre-school. Leah has picked up some preschool workbooks. Since Addie is starting the next day, it might be a little late to start those books. Addie seems excited though. Leah calls Jeremy to see if he will be there for Addie’s first day. He says he will try his best to be there.
Jeremy’s mom shows up at the bus stop and tells Addie “I wish daddy could have been here.” Way to make Addie sad, grandma! Addie heads out on the bus with Gracie. Later, Leah picks the girls up from the bus stop. Ali arrives first and seems very annoyed that Leah keeps asking her if the aide is helping her. I don’t really blame the kid. It seems that Addie had a good first day of preschool. Addie does let her mom know that Gracie said a bad word on the bus. Leah tells Addie not to be a tattletale. Addie tells her mom what Gracie said and Leah admonishes Addie not to say that.
Chelsea discusses the upcoming wedding reception with Aubree who seems very excited. Later Chelsea and Cole talk about the reception and how happy they both are.
Chelsea and her bridesmaids are ready for hair and make-up. They have a good time hanging out, including Aubree who looks so big now. Chelsea and Cole arrive at the reception and look so happy and so cute together. Aubree has a voiceover that plays during the first dance that I cried like a baby throughout.
Nova is starting school. Devoin can’t be there because he has to work. Briana has told him that she filed for child support, but said he didn’t seem to care. The She Woman Man Haters Club walks Nova into her classroom. Nova looks unhappy, but I think she sometimes has a hard time with all the cameras around and three hovering women. Brittany tells Nova that since Nova is on TV, everyone will want to be her friend. Devoin shows up for pickup and of course the DeJesus Women are grilling him as soon as he walks up. So Briana is not happy that he isn’t there, but isn’t happy when he is there. Gotcha! Nova looks much happier after school, which is good to see.
Nova and family plus Devoin go to get lunch after her first day. Roxanne takes that opportunity to grill Devoin some more on his working situation. Briana talks about Devoin like he isn’t sitting right at the same table with her and says he should be helping her with Nova. Devoin counters that there is no reason Nova can’t come to his house. Of course, Nova is right there, taking it all in. Briana’s reasoning is Nova can’t go to Devoin’s house because Nova doesn’t know Devoin’s family, since, you know, she never goes to her house and I doubt very much they want to pack into the House of Man Hate. Briana then states that she is “putting him on child support”. Frankly, I hate when she uses that phrase, it just makes her sound more ignorant than usual. Devoin points out that if he is paying, he will have visitation. Briana doesn’t like that at all. Briana, as usual, when things get heated, looks away like she didn’t cause most of this huge mess. Devoin takes issue with Briana’s original statement that Nova’s babydaddy “sucks ass” on national television. He tells her maybe it’s her. Briana is of course offended and once again starts the “I take care of both kids by myself” song. Roxanne then climbs up ON the booth and threatens Devoin. Briana continues to act like she didn’t help escalate that situation.
Roxanne boo hoos outside that she really doesn’t want Nova to see all that. Roxanne needs some type of anger management. Briana claims it as all her fault. Briana states that she was fine until Devoin said he has two jobs. Devoin talks to the producer and tells her that he is tired of being made out to be the worse person ever. He claims he doesn’t mind paying child support as long as he also gets some visitation time.