16 and Pregnant Recap of Season 4, Episode 5: Alexandria Sekella
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This week's extra-long16 and Pregnantboldly went where no episode has gone before ... by which we mean there was more than the usual amount of tie-dye.
Meet Alexandria Sekella, a sweet sixteenager who gets the surprise of her life when her birth control fails and she gets knocked up by her party-loving boyfriend.
Sigh, someone pass the Kleenex, this is going to be a tearjerker.
Alexandria and her boyfriend, Matt, were sexing up a storm until one day their condom broke. They decided not to get the morning after pill because Alex was already on birth control, and we all know how that turned out. Major life lesson alert!
Alex has a responsible head on her shoulders, and she works two jobs to support herself. Unfortunately, Matt's a whole different story.
This dude might be smart, sweet and vaguely sexy (minus his unruly hair and preference for hemp necklaces) — but he isn't exactly father of the year material.
Matt knows he can't handle being a dad, and both he and Alex's mom want her to give the baby up for adoption. Alex is torn — she wants to keep the bun in her oven, but if she does, she'll have to give up her dream of owning a dance studio.
Even worse? He mom refuses to let the baby live in the house. Way harsh!
Baby Makes Two
It's T-minus just a few weeks until the end of Alex's pregnancy, and it looks like Matt has taken a leaf out of Kieffer Delp's School of Hard Knocks.
This guy is partying up a storm while Alex tries to raise money for the kiddo by walking a mile to work and back. That's right, an entire mile. The horror!
Alex's best friend's family offers to adopt the baby, and they even find Alex a place to stay if she decides to keep it. Sounds ideal — but this troubled teen still has no idea what she's going to do.
Alex goes into labor on her first night away from home, but Matt is MIA (per usual), and she has to chase him down and drag him to the hospital, where she pops out Baby Arabella a few hours later!
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Give a warm welcome to Baby Arabella! The second this little bundle of joy arrives, Alex and Matt decide to live happily ever after and forget that whole adoption thing.... until Matt goes back to his partying ways, leaving Alex all alone with a crying kid, barely any sleep and zero cash flow.
It doesn't look like Alex's hopes and dreams of being with Matt are panning out, so she moves back in with her mom and enrolls in cyber school for her senior year!
Alex is thrilled to have baby Arabella at home with her, but the major downer in her life is Matt, who only comes around "every once and awhile" to see his baby.
There's no doubt that Alex has it rough, but her family are willing to help and she finally realizes that she doesn't need Matt in her life. Things come to a major head when Matt and Alex get into a fight about his terrible parenting, and she finally kicks him out of her life for good.
Will Alex be able to handle the responsibilities of being a single mom? And will Matt ever get his act together? That's where Teen Mom 3 comes in (we hope)!