Teen Mom OG Star Maci Bookout Is Finally "Allowed to Be Happy" as She Reveals the Name of Her Second Child

MTV reality star also shares new details about her second pregnancy

By Mike Vulpo Mar 24, 2015 12:27 AMTags
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If there's one thing Maci Bookout enjoys about being pregnant the second time around, it's the simple fact that she's older and so much wiser.

"It's a positive experience and I feel like I'm allowed to be happy and allowed to be excited," the Teen Mom OG star told E! News shortly before her new show premieres. "Before, it was just negative. I wanted to hide from the world and not talk about it because I was only 16."

She added, "It's been nice to be able to enjoy it."

The 23-year-old reality star, who is already a proud mom to six-year-old son Bentley, announced her latest pregnancy last December. It will be her first child with boyfriend Taylor McKinney.

Watch: How Maci Bookout Decided on Baby No. 2's Name

As far as pregnancy journeys are concerned, Bookout is also happy to report she is enjoying the ride with little to no struggles.

"As far as the pregnancy itself, it's been very similar," she confessed. "I've been blessed with two very easy pregnancies thank goodness and not too bad of symptoms."

Even though her due date isn't until June, the 16 and Pregnant alumna and her boyfriend of more than two years has already come up with a name for their baby girl. Warning, it will likely leave your hearts melting.

"It's Jayde and her middle name is Carter," she confessed after weeks of speculation. "No more changes. We finally agree and really feel like this is the perfect fit." Awww!

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Until baby No. 2 arrives this summer, fans can catch up with Maci, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham, and Catelynn Lowell on MTV's Teen Mom OG.

While some castmembers aren't exactly thrilled to see Abraham in the mix, it won't stop them from sharing their personal stories.

"As far as the way I felt when she was returning, it's not about Farrah. I don't hold a grudge against her, I'm not mad at her, I don't judge her—nothing like that," she assured E! News. "But there's also a fine line with what I find appropriate and I just don't think it's appropriate for my six-year-old son to be involved with some of the things that Farrah is involved with."

Teen Mom OG airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. only on MTV.