PHOTO 16 & Pregnant’s Lori Wickelhaus delivers baby girl

Lori Wickelhaus Baby - Rylynn Amos

16 & Pregnant alumna Lori Wickelhaus and her new fiance, Joey Amos, welcomed baby Rylynn Jo Amos on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported baby Rylynn weighed 6 lbs., 15 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

When Lori’s first pregnancy was documented on 16 & Pregnant, the overarching theme was whether she would choose adoption or parenting for the baby. At the behest of her parents, she ultimately selected an open adoption.

After that experience, Lori largely withdrew from social media and declined to appear on MTV’s follow-up 16 & Pregnant: Adoption Special. She also enrolled in a wilderness-based therapy program in West Virginia, which required Lori how to manage money, do chores, work, cook and pursue an education.

She is now taking college classes and was working at a nearby nursing home until the latter part of her pregnancy. Now that she’s taking a bit of a maternity break, it certainly helps that Joey has a stable job at a local logging company.

Congratulations to the family!

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  • sammy

    Her mother commented on the photo, “she’s a keeper”. Normally a harmless line, but seems a bit inappropriate considering she all but forced Lori into not keeping her first son.

    Hopefully Lori has matured some. I understand her rushing into another kid since she’s probably never gotten over her first one, but I hope she’s more ready for baby #2. Time will tell.

    • frontdoormom

      She didnt rush IMO. And you dont know if it was anunplanned pregnancy or planned. Her mothers comment was super inappropriate though, i have to agree.

      • sammy

        I use the word “rush” as she is only 20 years old, and to my knowledge, has only been with this guy a little over a year. I’m not saying it’s TOO fast, but when you consider she has a good 10 some-odd years left to have a safe pregnancy, having one now is rushing it a bit, in my opinion. I didn’t mean it as an insult since you’re right, I don’t know the girl at all.

        • frontdoormom

          I see your point :)

        • jen

          Ya, she has about 15 “good” years left to have babies (35 is the medical cutoff where risks start increasing), so I feel like she is def rushing having another one so soon- with someone that she has not been dating long.

    • Emily

      I hope the mother’s comment was not a note to the public that Lori isn’t placing this child for adoption. Either way, it’s pretty distasteful.

  • LexiconD1

    I remember this girls show. She seemed to be, well said nicely (and I’m trying to be), ‘slow’. It was clear why her parents pushed for adoption.

    I hope everything goes well for her and the baby.

    • Dana

      I didn’t think she was slow at all.

    • Bec

      She always seemed extremely immature for her age in my opinion.

  • Kara

    I wonder how often she sees her first child?

    • Miss-Mandy Lynn

      well it’s an open adoption i know but he is only biologically her son now, so it might do more harm to HER than good also the child may not even know who she is!.. i had a cousin go through open adoption and she did do visits the first couple years and pictures but than decided to just leave the family be it was no good for her mentally and honestly the child is well cared for and loved!

      • hmm

        It’s heartbreaking to lose a child to adoption. it’s like a death. and open adoption is re-living that loss over and over and over. Many women who gave up their children choose to close their own open adoptions because of this. but that doesn’t mean it gets better. they deep, life altering grief still affects you every single day of your life. adoption loss is horrible.

  • Kate

    Damn looking at the picture I thought this was about Mama June and Sugar Bear….

  • Jessica

    So… she gave her baby boy up.. what.. 2 years ago? And now her and her family think she is now capable of taking care of this one? Because that makes sense. If she was going through troubled times mentally and went away to a therapy rehab place, it is way too soon for to have another child. She obviously isn’t mentally stable quite yet, I’m sure she got pregnant on purpose.

    • Laura

      I agree and I bet Aiden will be bitter about it.

  • Tina

    poor thing, she looks like she’s late 30’s I thought it was her mom with a new baby