Jamie Lynn finds teenage motherhood "so much fun"
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OK! magazine, the publication that Jamie Lynn Spears revealed her pregnancy at sixteen years old, features the teen mom and three-week-old Maddie Briann on their cover this week.
And in spite of troubling reports of teenage pregnancy pacts and the efforts of shows like Baby Borrowers to de-romanticize having a baby at a young age, Jamie Lynn wants everyone to know that "being a mom is the best feeling in the world!"
The unwed mother shares in an interview that her pregnancy and delivery were "perfect" (She was only in labor three or four hours), the baby eats every two or three hours and isn't fussy ("When she wakes up in the middle of the night, I'll feed her and she goes right back to sleep. There's no screaming and crying."), and that she's managing to keep her own personal hygiene up. "We get up in the morning, and she gets her little bath. Then I get my bath. We have a routine, and I love routines. I've worked one out with her, and we're happy going about our little life."
While it is wonderful, for her sake and the baby's, that Jamie Lynn is adapting to motherhood so well, this interview is adding to the fairy tale notion Zoey 101 fans likely already harbor about early motherhood: It's fine to sleep with your boyfriend and not worry about birth control if you're in love! If you're in love, the baby you get pregnant with won't cry or fuss for hours on end for no discernible reason, you won't have post partum depression, or problems breastfeeding, run out of money, find yourself crying during the one shower you manage to take in a week, or have to deal with an upset, poopy baby and soiled bedding at 3 a.m.!
Nope, life as an unwed teenage mom according to Spears is bliss. "I love taking care of her. It is so much fun. I just want to hug her and kiss her, and I'm happy all the time."