Lindsey plans to be a pro cage fighter. I don’t want to piss on anyone’s parade, but what? Talk about a tough market. She’s fairly bitchy to her mom – maybe not more than is normal, but certainly more than is called for, and like so many moms, hers comes back for more. Babydaddy Forest lacks a stupid hat but has a stupid mustache, and his mother doesn’t want him to get a job – baby notwithstanding – I’m guessing because he sucks at school and she doesn’t want him to drop out. He doesn’t have to be told to run, because he just disappears when Lindsey starts in with the nagging. She nags herself right into early labor, which eventually subsides, not that Forest checks in to find out. She’s given the ‘roid shot for the baby’s lungs, but luck is on her side, as she manages to keep the kid in, cook her to 36 weeks, and avoid the NICU. The baby’s small, but apparently healthy.
Using the same brilliant logic that got me pregnant, if I don’t get dropped on my ass this round, I can never get dropped on my ass. Let’s fight on some concrete!
I feel like Lindsay would be smart if she knew something. Like, there’s a scene in the baby store where she’s trying to write out the baby items she needs and how much she can spend that shows a decent amount of organization and planning. But being super young and not super patient, she fails to handle it when no one else in her life falls into line with her plans.
She’s busted up about disappointing her cage-fighting coach, who’s like a father figure to her. He’s all like, “Huh?” when she brings the baby in, and he’s not disappointed at all – he’s not the one who has to support the kid and/or take off work to watch her. He’s ill-at-ease with the camera – possibly no one told him about it until the very moment it arrived.
This episode seemed rushed, very wham-bam-thanks with the camera crews, who didn’t stick around long enough after the kid’s birth to get Lindsey to admit that her little plan to go back to cage fighting when her baby’s barely a week old, and work, and go to school, while Mr. Gump (who makes a sheepish and unconvincing return) happily and willingly watches the kid all night, needs some adjustment. We don’t get to see that. We do get to see line delivery of varying quality levels from Lindsey’s two older sisters, and two adorable friends who drop the wisdom, “If you’re grown enough to stick it in, you’re grown enough to stick it out.”
So how did you cage Forest…? wait… Line!