‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Amber Portwood shares first photos of newborn son James
Say hello to baby James! Amber Portwood just shared the first picture of her little one and they will take your breath away. Amber and boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, welcomed a baby boy, who they have named James, on Tuesday, May 8. She then took to Facebook to share the adorable picture which shows her holding baby James in her arms.
Later, Amber took to her Twitter to share yet another photo of James, but this time, he was accompanied by his elder sister, Leah. Leah was all smiles as she held her younger brother close to herself. “Big Sis and little James! She was so excited to meet her little brother,” Amber captioned the photo.
James was born at 1:39 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, according to US Weekly. The reality star recently opened up about staying mentally and physically healthy during pregnancy. In an interview with US Weekly, Amber spoke up about her battle with depression and how it came to a point where she had to start taking medications.
While many might think that it is not safe to take depression pills during pregnancy, Amber assured her fans and everyone else that it was safe. One of the reasons that Amber decided to go on medications was because she feared after the birth of her child there are chances she might go into postpartum depression.
“I’m on medication for depression now that’s safe for pregnant women because it was getting pretty bad and we had a scare that maybe I would fall into a postpartum depression after the baby,” Amber explained. “But everything’s going smoothly.” She also added that she wants to share her experience with people who have been facing the same by writing about it.
“One of the main therapeutic things that I wanted to do is a blog for people who have mental illnesses and want to share their stories about how they overcame certain situations, just to show people that we’re all in this together,” she said.
The reality star also confessed that she was looking forward to welcoming their son because she could feel the happiness taking over her. “I just want a healthy baby. I want everybody — me, Gary [her ex-husband], [his wife] Kristina, Andrew — to blend together and stop the back-and-forth,” she continued. “I have a really calm, chill life and I’m happy for the first time, genuinely.”
The couple confirmed in November that they were expecting. Amber and Andrew started dating in summer 2017 after meeting on the set of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition. While the couple was anxious at first, as time went by they realized how excited they were to welcome their kid. “We’re the happiest we’ve ever been," she said. Amber added that she was a bit "nervous" about having a boy.
“I’ve had people come up and tell me that it’s so much easier, and then I have people tell me it’s harder. So, I guess I have to find out for myself.”
While it may seem like the couple has everything at this point, when it comes to marriage, it is not something either of them is thinking about at the moment.