Amber Portwood
Amber Portwood recently announced she’s expecting baby No. 2. MTV

Another baby is joining the “Teen Mom” original cast. MTV personality Amber Portwood confirmed she’s expecting her second child and first with boyfriend Andrew Glennon earlier this month. After speaking out about her surprise pregnancy, the “Teen Mom OG” star opened up about her baby news to Us Weekly in their Nov. 20 print edition.

Here’s everything we know so far:


Amber, 27, has made it clear she’ll be happy whether her baby turns out to be a boy or a girl, but she says she and her daughter Leah, 9, whom she shares with ex Gary Shirley, have openly discussing wanting a boy.

“I’ll be happy with whatever, but you know, I kind of want to have a boy and Leah also said she wants a little brother, so we’re kind of hoping for that,” she told the magazine. “But I swear, to me, it’s a joy having a baby at all.”

When Leah and Andrew do find out the baby’s gender, Amber says Leah will be the “first person” she’ll tell.

Amber’s Health

Amber conceived during a period when she wasn’t taking her medication for her borderline personality and bipolar disorders. Shortly after ditching her pills to see if she was “just unhappy because of the things that were going on” in her life -- meaning her split from ex Matt Baier -- she found out she was pregnant.

Now off the medication, Amber says she no longer feels depressed and isn’t interested in going back on them postpartum. “Honestly, I wouldn’t consider taking medication,” Amber said. “I would ask my doctor what he suggests for anxiety like different types of exercises.”

Amber is also experiencing normal pregnancy symptoms, like morning sickness. “The same thing happened when I was pregnant with Leah so I guess I know what to expect,” she explained. Amber also told the magazine she’s “excited and anxious” about welcoming a new child with “new likes, new wants, new needs.”

“It’s very nerve-wracking,” she said. “I don’t know what to expect. It’s a whole new experience from before. I’m so used to my Boo Boo [Leah].”

Pregnancy Cravings

Amber’s boyfriend has been trying to get her to eat healthy and organic during the pregnancy, but the TV star has admitted to having a cheat day now and again. “I may or may not have had Taco Bell last night,” Portwood told Us in a separate interview. “I got a Nacho Supreme and Pintos N Cheese. It was horrible afterwards. My tummy was turning in every direction, but I was like, ‘You know what? I had to do it!’”

Her Ex’s Responses

Amber has said Matt wished her and Andrew congratulations after finding out she was expecting through the media. Gary, on the other hand, had a different response. “I think she’s less controlled now. With Matt, I think she needed to take time to heal, but it’s her life, not mine,” Gary told In Touch.

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Andrew Glennon and Amber Portwood, who are expecting their first child together, are pictured attending the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in August in Inglewood, California. Getty Images

Due Date

Amber has not announced a due date for baby No. 2 but she started dating Andrew in August. The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reports the “Teen Mom OG” crew was privy of Amber’s pregnancy during her trip to Hawaii in September.

The Future

Amber didn’t tease any wedding bells for her and Andrew, but she has openly discussed being in a good place with her cinematographer beau, telling Us, “I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy in my life.”

Amber returns to “Teen Mom OG” with an all-new season on Monday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. EST on MTV.