Moments ago, the MTV reality star and her husband Tyler Baltierra announced that they are expecting their third child together, just weeks after celebrating their third wedding anniversary!
“The big news is that we are expecting our rainbow baby,” the expectant mother revealed to US Weekly on September 13. “This is our rainbow after the storm. I’m super excited.”
The reality couple, who are also parents to 3-year-old, NovaLee Reign, and 9-year-old Carolyn “Carly” Elizabeth, whom they placed for an open adoption in 2009, suffered a miscarriage last year.
“We just sat in the bed and cried and just held each other,” Catelynn revealed about the loss. “I mean, there’s nothing you can really do, so it felt very similar to Carly.”
Tyler agreed that the loss was difficult to process.
“I mean, Carly’s a little different because we have to–we get to see her every year, but it’s a loss, and you feel it. Like, I feel like you process it as a loss. So I guess it’s something I didn’t really understand before,” he said.
The couple has also dealt with a host of mental health issues, as Tyler announced in April that he had been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and Catelynn sought treatment for the third time earlier this year, after experiencing suicidal thoughts. Both have been open about sharing their journey.
“Well they say third times a charm..I’m going back to treatment people for 6 weeks to work on my trauma and getting on different meds,” Catelynn tweeted in January. “THANK YOU @TylerBaltierra I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!! You are my light!! And nova you are my sunshine#KeepTalkingMH.”
Tyler also took to Twitter to discuss his diagnosis and his search for a natural remedy.
“Well tbh it’s still so new to me. So I’ve been doing non stop research on the diagnosis, the different remedies to combat the symptoms, & how to better understand it,” he shared in April. “I did refuse medication, but only because I wanted to try all of the natural remedies first. It’s a journey!”
Well tbh it’s still so new to me. So I’ve been doing non stop research on the diagnosis, the different remedies to combat the symptoms, & how to better understand it. I did refuse medication, but only because I wanted to try all of the natural remedies first. It’s a journey! ?? https://t.co/1GdhH1ZbPR
— Tyler Baltierra (@TylerBaltierra) April 24, 2018
Catelynn said that they planned to wait to have another child after the miscarriage, but said the baby had other plans.
“We were using protection and everything and still got pregnant,” she revealed. “This baby just wanted to be here. It was very unexpected.”
Well, it seems the third time really is the charm!
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