Last night we took a break from the midterm election returns to watch 16 and Pregnant. After Brooke’s episode of 16 and Pregnant we were worried that this season would not live up to the prior seasons of the show. This week’s episode of 16 and Pregnant, however; reminded us why we love this show.
The teen mom featured on this week’s 16 and Pregnant, Felicia, had a compelling and inspiring story which we were entertained and moved by. We also loved watching the drama Felicia’s mother and her baby daddy, Alex, created during the episode.
Felicia’s Mother v. Alex:
Felicia’s mother was not a member of Alex’s fan club. Felicia’s mom did not like that Alex and Felicia spent time behind closed doors. Felicia’s mom also did not like the fact that Alex would not grow up and kept going out with his friends instead of spending time with her pregnant daughter.
Alex and Felicia’s mom went at it throughout the episode. Felicia’s mother did not just let Alex walk all over her and her daughter. We loved that Felicia’s mom continued to fight on her behalf and kept trying to get through to Alex.
Watch Alex and Felicia’s mom fight and see other scenes from Felicia’s 16 and Pregnant Episode here:
When Felicia’s mother was not getting on Alex’s case about abandoning her daughter she was getting on Felicia’s case about graduating.
Felicia’s mom wanted her to be the first person in her family to graduate from high school. During this week’s episode of 16 and Pregnant, Felicia’s mother mentioned that, “out of all my five kids only one gave me want I want. I gave up with the other ones but with this one (Felicia) I continued pushing and pushing and pushing.”
We thought that her mom was hard on Felicia but we also realized that her mother was doing it because it was in her daughter’s best interest. Felicia’s mother pushed her to not give up and quit and as a result Felicia stayed in school after her daughter, Genesis, was born and got an education.
Felicia and Alex:
We thought that Maci’s baby daddy, Ryan, or Nikkole’s (season 2 of 16 and pregnant) baby daddy, Josh, were the worse baby daddies to ever be featured on the show but after watching Felicia’s episode of 16 and Pregnant and seeing Alex, we may have to hand the title of the worse 16 and Pregnant baby daddy title over. During last night’s 16 and Pregnant Felicia’s baby daddy proved to us that he was completely selfish and thoughtless.
Alex did not care about his baby, his baby momma or his baby momma’s momma. He just cared about himself, his homeboys, showers and going out. He kind of reminded us of a male version of Farrah during her first season of 16 and Pregnant.
Here are a couple quotes from the episode that prove that Alex may be the worse baby daddy in 16 and Pregnant history:
Alex when Felicia asked him if he was going to go out after the baby: “I can’t answer that.”
When the baby did not come out by the due date he told Felicia: “there’s something wrong with you. Why won’t the baby come out.”
Alex when Felicia started to have a reaction to the labor inducing drugs Alex’s response: “Why are you crying? Whats wrong baby? You scared? Just relax!”
Alex on Felicia’s labor: “Come on guys, it’s taking forever just push!”
Alex also did a couple things during Felicia’s 16 and Pregnant episode that put him in the running for the worse baby daddy ever title:
- He convinced Felicia to move out of her house so he would not have to deal with her mother and rented a truck that night so they could move before her parents came home. When Felicia’s mom returned home her pregnant daughter was nowhere to be found.
- He convinced Felicia to move out of her parents home, even though she wanted to stay so she could have support for the baby, and by promising that he would spend more time with her. When she agreed and they moved he continued to go out and ignored Felicia.
- He refused to agree to stay up with the baby at night and told Felicia they could switch off week to week.
- He told Felicia that he did not like spending time with her and wanted space 1 week before the baby was born.
- He left right Felicia and his new daughter minutes after she was born so he could get a shower and did not return until the afternoon the next day.
- When Alex was suppose to be feeding the baby he called the baby a cry baby, stuck the bottle in her mouth, propped her up so she could feed herself and then walked away so he could eat Taco Bell. When Felicia mentioned to Alex that the bottle was falling he continued to eat and ignored Felicia and the baby.
- He demanded that Felicia stop doing her homework so she could watch the baby and he could take the shower. This was after he promised to come home and take care of the baby for the first time since she was born so Felicia could get her homework done so she could graduate high school.
- Alex used his money to buy $80 Nikes instead of a $30 stroller for his baby.
- Alex continued to go out after the baby was born and left Felicia home alone.
There you have it. All the evidence which proves that Alex will not be winning a father of the year award.
Felicia fights for herself and for her daughter:
Felicia had to deal with Alex’s negligent parenting, her mother and her school work. How Felicia managed to do that without having a mental breakdown during the episode is beyond us.
We were really proud of how strong and determined Felicia was during the 16 and Pregnant episode. Felicia did not give up on her goal of graduating high school and continued to try to get through to Alex, telling her that she could care less what happens between the two of them but that her daughter Genesis deserved more from him.
We were really moved, almost to tears, by Felicia’s final statement at the end of the episode. In her final statement Felicia told 16 and Pregnant viewers that having a baby was “not what she had planned for her life.” She said she wanted to finish school but that she needed support, which she was clearly not getting from Alex.
What we’ve learned about 16 and Pregnant’s Felicia on the web:
Are Felicia and Alex still together: Yes
Felicia and Alex are still together and still living with one another, they never broke up after their conversation during Felicia’s 16 and Pregnant episode.
cia graduate high school: Yes
During the After Show interview she mentioned that at that point she was on track to graduate high school and on her formspring page she mentions she graduated.
Where did the name Genesis come from:
Alex picked it out of the bible (hint: it’s the name of the first chapter. Alex probably picked it out because it was the first thing he saw and he was too lazy to read the rest).
Does Felicia’s mom know about her tattoo: Yes
During the After Show interview Felicia mentioned that her mother discovered it and flipped out. Felicia’s tattoo is a little heart with wings.
How long were Felicia and Alex sleeping together before she got pregnant:
They were having unprotected sex for over a year and a half. They did not use any protection and she was not on the pill.
Felicia is currently using birth control and has an IUD. She wants to have another baby in 3 years.
Did Felicia get paid for 16 and Pregnant: Yes
While she will not disclose the amount she did disclose that she bought a car, a Neon, with the money she made for the show. She said she did not know she would get paid when she initially emailed MTV to get on the show.
Did Felicia ever consider other options when she got pregnant: No
Felicia mentioned on her formspring that she did not believe in abortion and during her After Show interview she mentioned she did not consider adoption. Alex was supportive.
If you want to catch up with Felicia from 16 and Pregnant and read more about her life or ask her questions catch up with her here:
See Felicia’s 16 and Pregnant After Show interview here:
Out of all of the stories we’ve witnessed on 16 and Pregnant, Felicia’s was the most inspiring. We were really moved by her story and we hope to see her on again on the next season of Teen Mom. We really enjoyed Felicia’s episode of 16 and Pregnant and we will tune in next week to see if the next teen mom’s story entertains and inspires us as much as this one did.