16 & Pregnant – “It’s supposed to be love, marriage, and then a baby carriage, but it looks like we’re doing it all at once.”

Since Teen Mom is on hiatus, I decided to fill up my time with watching 16 & Pregnant.  I have never actually seen the show before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’ve decided to do these posts in a different format.  Instead of a full recap, I’m only going to post my thoughts, since I know you all love to read what I’m thinking as I watch TV.  Don’t forget the occasional screenshot too, since a picture really is worth a thousand words; or, in some cases, ten thousand words.

  • For the season premiere of 16 & Pregnant, we meet Brooke.  She has been dating Cody for 2 years and it’s a match made in heaven.  Actually, in their case, it’s a match made at the race track.
  • Misty, Brooke’s mother, keeps condoms under the bathroom sink for her daughter’s use.  I’m guessing Brooke doesn’t look under the bathroom sink very often.
  • Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a race car themed wedding.

    Yummy! A tire!

  • For half the episode, we got to hear Misty and Brooke get on Cody constantly about his schoolwork.  It’s almost like he moved in to a house full of mothers.  Oh, wait, that’s exactly what he did.
  • Brooke and Cody get into this argument about her graduating.  He wants her to just get her GED and he’ll work more hours, so they can afford to move into a barn and out of her parents house.  She gets all on his case because she wants to graduate high school.
  • They have a pretty sweet deal though.  In exchange for rent, they just have to keep the house clean.  However, they can’t even do that.
  • Brooke got Cody a pregnancy suit.  Who does that???  The only time I’ve seen one of those was on 10 Things I Hate About You when Bianca had to wear one.  But her father was an ob/gyn, so it made sense he had one just lying around.
  • Brooke said to her friends that she can’t drive for 6 weeks after giving birth.  Umm, I’m pretty sure it’s you can’t have sex for 6 weeks after giving birth, not driving.  No wonder you got yourself into this predicament.
  • I saw a Harry Potter trailer and got so excited I almost forgot what I was doing.
  • Brooke + Cody = Brody.  How clever!  I’m sure glad my parents didn’t name me Glothony.
  • Pacifiers do not belong on crusty breast pads.  I did not know that, but I’m sure glad I found out.
  • Brooke doesn’t know how to give Brody a bath.  Don’t they show you that at the hospital before you leave?

I like being stinky!

  • Brooke thinks being a teen parent is really, really hard and she never gets to see Cody since he’s working all the time to save up for the barn of their dreams.

Okay, now that I’m no longer a 16 & Pregnant virgin, what happens next?  Do we ever see Brooke again or is it a different girl every week?  I’m dying to know if they ended up moving into the barn and if Brooke ever learned to give Brody a bath.


  1. Kimberly says:

    I’ve heard quite a few pregnant women tell me that their doctor advised them not to drive 6 weeks after birth, so Brooke’s not pulling that out of thin air.

    There is a different girl every week. You won’t see Brooke again until the reunion at the end of the season.

  2. Melinda says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Kimberly! I’ve never heard the “don’t drive before 6 weeks” thing. Learn something new every day. 🙂

  3. Erica says:

    I just heard don’t drive for 2 wks after but not 6. I would have died!!! My (now) ex-h just pretty much left me to fend for myself.

    And yes, we won’t see from her again until the reunion. I can’t believe you haven’t watched this before!!! Season 3. 🙂

    I am going to make my 16 yr old daughter watch this one…. My parents provided condoms with no questions and I didn’t get pg until I was older. Just sayin’….

    And Melinda, as we talked about, yes I think she got pg on purpose.

  4. Melinda says:

    My doctor never said anything about that. I was driving around 4 days after giving birth (I still remember our first trip together…McDonald’s and Babies R. Us lol).

  5. Kylie says:

    Oh, this season hasn’t aired here! Yay!

    I can’t believe you watch Teen Mom without watching 16 & pg first!

    Anyway, this couple sounds nuts! I sometimes wish they’d do a Teen Mom series with all the girls, so you see life after baby…

    Great recap Min, and I would have forgotten everything else after a HP trailer too!


  6. Melinda says:

    Haha, I know! I did watch like half an episode of 16 & Pregnant before I saw a Teen Mom, but I definitely like Teen Mom a lot better! 🙂

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