16 and Pregnant Season 2b alum Brooke Smitherman-Tarrant posted some very good news on her Facebook page earlier today – she and husband Cody Tarrant are expecting their second child!
“Hey everyone!!!!!!” Brooke wrote, “I just wanted to announce Brody will be a BIG BROTHER in December. Cody and I are very excited to share the news with everyone.”
Brooke, who is now 19, later revealed in the comments section that she is 7 1/2 weeks along and they do not know the sex of the baby yet. (If it does turn out to be a girl, it should be fun to see if Brooke still likes the name Emma Dawn, which is what she wrote on Formspring would have been the name of her son Brody if he had been a girl.)
And speaking of Brody, here he is (now 2 years old) from Easter 2012:
UPDATE – Brooke’s mom was kind enough to leave a comment below to help clarify a few things:
Just to clear up a few issues here… Brooke and Cody were together 1 1/2 years before she got pregnant with Brody. They have been married almost 3 years. They both have good jobs, they own their home, have 3 good vehicles, are great parents to Brody and not on any form of welfare. They have very good insurance through their jobs. They pay their own bills. This is a planned pregnancy, Brooke had her IUD removed the end of March. They wanted Brody and the new baby somewhere close to 3 years apart, which they feel is a good distance between the two. So yes, this is a family to celebrate. Breaking all the negative statistics.
Need a memory boost? Brooke was the race car driving 16 year old from Mansfield, Texas. She made 16 and Pregnant history by being the first cast member to get married before she gave birth. She and her husband Cody, who is one year older than Brooke, would later famously purchase their first home – a small barn house! (You can find out all about Brooke and Cody and their son Brody in our detailed profile post HERE.)
Congratulations to Brooke and Cody! They are one of my favorite couples from the series, which given the 16 and Pregnant track record for break ups may not seem to be saying all that much. But, I really, really liked Brooke and Cody! They seemed genuinely kind-hearted, fun, and hard working, and it seemed like they really had a shot at making their marriage work – which they apparently have!