Allie is a senior in high school living in Pasadena, Texas. She’s not from Texas, but when her dad moved down there a year ago, her mother Lauren was unable to afford to have Allie live at home with her. Allie met her boyfriend Joey and ended up pregnant after dating for only a month or two. Allie’s dad pretty much disowned her when he found out she was pregnant, and she’s currently living with Joey and his family. Joey’s mother Yolanda doesn’t like Allie and doesn’t want her around. Joey’s mother has had a drug problem for years, and you never know when she’s going to snap, and who wants to be around that? Not Allie. She wants to live with Joey’s grandma Belen, but Belen says she doesn’t have enough room for them and the baby.
Grandma Belen sat down with the family to figure out what Allie and Joey are going to do after the baby is born. Allie said there’s a daycare next to her school they could use, and it’s free since she and Joey are still in school, but Yolanda doesn’t want the baby in daycare. Grandma Belen and Yolanda also mention how bad it was for her dad to kick Allie out of the house. Allie doesn’t like hearing everyone put her dad down, even though what he did was shady. She’s uncomfortable around Joey’s family and has contemplated moving to New Jersey with her mom, but she wants her baby to have his father.
Allie lights up whenever she talks to her mom Lauren, and during their latest talk, her mom promises she’ll be in Texas when the baby is born. Maybe not there for the actual birth, but she’ll be there before Allie leaves the hospital. Allie’s heading to her check-up appointment and it’s nice to see Joey by her side. She’s starting to get nervous about the birth and who’s going to be in the room when the baby is born. Joey’s mom Yolanda is such a hot mess, Allie doesn’t want her in the room. Seeing what has happened with her family and Joey’s, she doesn’t want herself and Joey to turn out to be parents like they had. You know, the kind that don’t really give a sh*t once you’re old enough to do things on your own.
Yolanda takes Allie and Joey over to Grandma Belen’s house because she has been on edge lately, and she totally explodes over a banana. She asked Allie for a banana, which she tossed to Joey’s son and asked him to hand it to his mom. She flipped telling Allie not to throw a banana at him (which she didn’t) and started telling Allie she gets on her nerves. She told Allie told go stay with her mom or dad, and Allie tells her she told her she could live with them but she doesn’t take care of them and that’s why they’re now at Grandma Belen’s. Yolanda jumped up and Joey gave her the straight arm as she went after Allie. She started claiming he hit her in the mouth (which he didn’t) and threatened “I’ll f*ck you up, and I’ll f*ck her up. I don’t even care if she’s pregnant.” She also took jabs at Allie telling her “So what I’m a dope fiend. At least I see my kids. What’s your f*cking parents’ problem? They don’t even do drugs and they don’t want to see you!” Holy crack head.
Allie told her mom what happened with Yolanda and she’s furious. She wants Allie to come back to Jersey but she’s still not willing to leave Joey. Yolanda doesn’t want them back at the house, so Grandma Belen is willing to let them move in for a year. They still have to pick up their stuff and Yolanda takes the moment to jump on Allie’s sh*t again. Yolanda’s not all bad, she did help Allie get Medicaid insurance for the pregnancy, but she still wants to throw in Allie’s face how her mom and dad aren’t there for her.
It’s time to break away from the drama for a minute while Allie learns how to put a diaper on…. a cat! That poor feline looked paralyzed while Allie tried to put a diaper on him, which fell off shortly after putting it on. Note to pregnant girls in my neighborhood: Just because you’re knocked up at Halloween, doesn’t mean you should dress up or paint your belly like a pumpkin and go trick or treating. That’s just weird.
Yolanda wants to sit down with Joey and Allie, but Allie’s worried since she hasn’t seen her since the last blowout. It turns out it’s all good as Yolanda tells them she has decided to go through rehab and detox and finally get clean. Doing pills for 10 years is hard on your body, and she’s finally ready to get clean for herself.
While Yolanda is away, Joey and Allie are busy getting everything ready for the baby, getting through school, and attending doctors’ appointments. During Allie’s 39th week visit, they decide to induce her the end of the week. Allie calls her mom to let her know, but Lauren isn’t going to be able to be there for a month because of scheduling with her job. Allie is upset her mom isn’t going to be there and is quick to cut off the rest of the conversation. All she wants is for her mom to be there, and now that’s not happening.
Yolanda is out of detox and is a hell of a lot better than she was before. Allie is getting along with Yolanda much better and decides to have her along with Grandma Belen and Joey in the room with her when she gets induced. While she was in the hospital, she was texting back and forth with her mom, which helps a little, but it’s not the same as having her there. Even though Lauren isn’t there, there was no drama, just the usual contraction pains after being induced, and little Aydenn was born into a peaceful environment.
Once they get home from the hospital, it’s obvious Joey isn’t going to be much of a help and that seems to carry on day after day. Allie’s friend K.B. stops by and Allie vents about Joey not being responsible.
Allie’s mom finally makes it down to Lauren, and it’s a tearful reunion for the two and Allie’s new baby boy Aydenn. This is the first time Lauren has met Joey and she has questions about what he plans on doing career wise and what he would settle for. He initially said the fast food business. Really dude? While Lauren’s in town to visit, it’s becoming clear Joey isn’t much help. Lauren and Allie went out to dinner and Allie finally vented about Joey being a wet blanket and slacking when it comes to taking care of Aydenn. Lauren’s worried about Allie and wants her to know she can move back to Jersey any time she wants. Next thing you know, Lauren’s visit is over and she’s going back to Jersey.
Allie works out a plan for Joey to help her more with Aydenn now that she’s back in school and he promises to do more, but he’s still lagging. She talks with Grandma Belen, who tells them they need to work out with each other. Allie again sits down with Joey and asks why he doesn’t help out more, and his response is that he’s lazy. The baby is 6 weeks old and he still doesn’t know how to make a bottle. That’s pathetic. Allie tells him if he wants to go back to his old life without her in it, to let her know and she’ll move on. Heck, she might as well since he’s not lifting a finger anyway.
As time goes on, their relationship gets worse and Joey starts telling Allie he’s miserable. Ashley and Joey go head to head and she’s ready to move out. Joey claims he was trying to help out, even though that was only about once a week. Joey didn’t realize how much a baby would change their relationship and the responsibility he would have to take on. Allie moves in with her friend Ashley for the next couple of months while she finishes high school, but she’s moving back to New Jersey after she graduates.