Another former star of “Teen Mom” and “16 & Pregnant” is expecting her second child. According to Us Weekly, Dec. 29, 2014, Maci Bookout and her boyfriend, Taylor McKinney, are adding to their family.
According to an interview with In Touch Weekly, Maci said that she is in her 16th week of pregnancy. She is due sometime in June 2015.
Maci and Taylor have been dating for several years and this is their first child together. Maci, 23, already has one son, 6-year-old Bentley. He was born while Maci starred on “16 & Pregnant.” Bentley’s father is Maci’s former boyfriend Ryan Edwards.
Maci considers her second child truly special. She firmly believed that she could never get pregnant again because she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) after Bentley was born. She wanted another child and was considering adoption. She had even talked to Taylor about it.
Little did Maci know that she was already pregnant. She said, her legs itched, her breasts were tender, and she felt like she was swelling up. She and Tyler bought a pregnancy test kit. She couldn’t believe the results, so she took the test four more times. Each time, it showed that she was pregnant.
Maci said, “This baby is such a blessing. I’m calling her my miracle baby.” Maci believes that this pregnancy will be much easier. She was only 16 when she had Bentley and during that time, she had too many worries and concerns to deal with. Back then, “It was just me and Bentley facing the world together and I had to figure things out as I went.”
This time things are different. She said, “This time I’m able to be excited because I’m older and able to give my baby the stability of the relationship that Taylor and I have.”
Even amid all her happy moments of being pregnant, she still has a worry or two. She is concerned about what people will say about her having another child and that they won’t be as supportive.
When asked if she wants to get married, her answer is rather surprising. She does want to get married, but only after her baby is born. She didn’t want to be a pregnant bride. As for being engaged, well, that can wait until late 2015.
“Obviously I wish we could be married first, but everything will come together afterwards.”
It sounds like Maci knows what she wants and isn’t reacting to circumstances because she prefers to wait before becoming engaged. She doesn’t want to rush into the decision just because she’s pregnant. Do you think she is making a wise decision? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
Maci, along with other former “Teen Mom” stars, Catelynn Lowell and Amber Portwood will be returning for a new season of Teen Mom. The special episode will show where and how these mom’s are doing after leaving “Teen Mom.” Catelynn Lowell is also expecting her second daughter in January 2015.