It’s true! I’m pregnant with baby number two!

As all of you may know, I am pregnant for the second time with my long time boyfriend Justin Lane, who also happens to be the father of my daughter Callie.

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I just wanted to offer you a quick, personal perspective about how things are between us and why we are ready for a baby.

I know it’s early to announce, but I’m so excited and I’ve had two doctor visits already and my body is holding the baby perfectly!

This wasn’t an “accident” this time.  Not to say that Callie was accident, but at 17 and 18 we definitely weren’t ready for a baby.

We are 22 and 23, both doing extremely well for ourselves and sure, we aren’t married, but have we ever done things traditionally?

Also, Justin is putting money aside every day and saving up for a ring.

We plan to get married sometime after the baby is born AND guess what guys?

I DID IT! Remember all my hope and dreams of graduating college, especially for Callie? Well, I did it! (Almost.)  As of May, I will be an official college graduate…with a bachelor’s degree!

It’s hard and we don’t know what Callie will think, but we will make it work and I pray she will understand when she is older and when that time comes.

I promise I will write more later, I just wanted to clear the air with that.  I am also going to turn this into a mommy-type blog.  I’m going to be breastfeeding, so I’ll be writing a lot about that, too! :)  Can’t wait to keep you updated once again!!!

10 thoughts on “It’s true! I’m pregnant with baby number two!”

  1. Super happy for you. People are going to have so many negative things to say, but they don’t even know you. You are a great birth mom to Callie, and she will understand that you did the best possible thing for her when you were younger. And how exciting for her that she gets to make up her own definition of what her family looks like. Congrats again to you and big sister Callie!

  2. Wishing you and your family all the best. So proud of you for finishing up with school. Life will bring you blessings

  3. Eagerly awaiting your next update! So happy for you. I’ve been following your blog since 16 and Pregnant and can’t wait to see this new baby :)

  4. Congrats!!!!!! I feel like you are one of the few that were on the show that did well. I’m really proud of you!!

  5. Ashley, I tweeted you the day you announced but I hate that you can only type so many characters on Twitter.

    Anyway, I *want* to say not to worry about Callie. However, as a parent, I know that’s not possible. Know though, that every second, third, forth, etc. time parent worries about their first baby’s reaction. I know your situation is different but it’s also much the same. Y’all in a much different place than you were at 17. Callie will one day (maybe?) see your episode of 16 and Pregnant and read this blog and she will understand. She will realize that it wasn’t an easy decision and that you didn’t do it out of anything other than love for her. As far as the new baby, she is going to adore this baby. This baby will be a lifelong friend and gift to her. As a sister, I’m sure you know how fabulous it is to have a sibling! She will probably (especially as a teen) struggle with the fact that you have “given her up” but chosen to keep baby number two but it will be short-lived, I’m sure. Just keep those lines of conversation open and as you know, your whole family will be helping you get through to her and understand the situation, if and when the time comes.

    Stay strong! I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  6. Very exciting news! Congratulations to you both and wishing you a healthy, happy, and uneventful pregnancy!

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