As Teen Mom OG fans are well aware, Amber Portwood’s baby is due in less than a month — May 13th.
Naturally, she and her family are preparing for the event — and that includes throwing a baby shower.
As you’ll see in the photos below, even her daughter Leah was there. This will be a big, exciting change for her, too.
Amber Portwood is pregnant with Andrew Glennon’s baby.
It’s an exciting time — even if a lot of fans still harbor some misgivings about her new baby daddy and his worrisome personal history.
Baby showers are a time-honored tradition in which friends and family gather to celebrate someone’s upcoming childbirth and motherhood.
While it’s true that it’s often a bigger deal for first-time mothers, baby showers are a wonderful time to celebrate any expected childbirth.
And celebrating is exactly what Amber and her family are doing.
In that first photo, you can see Amber attempting to quickly change the diaper of that baby doll. While blind-folded.
Additionally, fans can see Amber’s daughter, Leah Shirley, holding the doll.
Leah is her daughter with Gary Shirley, and she’s more than old enough to be excited about becoming an older sister.
We know that Amber is expecting a boy, and Amber revealed that his name will be James Andrew Glennon.
Leah is about to embark upon the experience of having a brand new baby brother.
This baby shower might be a second run for Amber, but for Leah, it’s a brand new experience.
It was sweet of Amber, and her mother Tonya, to share some glimpses of this happy occasion on social media.
Though Amber continues to battle a number of personal demons, including struggles with substance abuse and of course the explosive anger with which fans are familiar, she’s in a better place now than she was when she first became a mother.
In fact, that’s usually the case for people who become pregnant as teens.
These days, though Amber struggles with mental health issues during her pregnancy, she’s a reality star and a minor celebrity.
Her estimated net worth is around half a million.
Considering that Andrew Glennon, her new baby daddy, is reportedly from a well-off family of big-name filmmakers, we hope that Amber’s son will have the kind of stability and security that he deserves.
We do need to talk about Andrew Glennon, however.
As we have mentioned, he has a somewhat troubled history — though, especially in the world of the Teen Mom franchise, there are much more alarming men out there.
A couple of Andrew’s exes have complained and even filed restraining orders to keep him from allegedly harassing them after their breakups.
We hope that he is no longer prone to those sorts of alleged behaviors.
Amber seems to indicate that he has bonded well with Leah.
We certainly hope that Andrew will make a wonderful presence in the lives of Amber, Leah, and James.
(He has to be better than Matt Baier, right?)
Speaking of Amber’s baby daddies, Gary Shirley sent over his own gifts for her shower.
So it appears that things are going a bit better between them than they used to.
It is also possible that Gary just wanted to do the right thing, even if he and Amber are still on the outs.
Either way, it was a great gesture. Baby showers are not the place to hold grudges.
Even if you’ve been feuding like crazy.