Teen Mom O.G. Recap: Back to School Daze

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On the second episode of Teen Mom: OG, it was back to school time for Maci Bookout and Amber Portwood, who received a little schooling of their own.

Catelynn Lowell, meanwhile, prepared for the arrival of her second child, while Farrah Abraham was still MIA. She has yet to debut on the new series.

If you watch Teen Mom online, you know Farrah's comeback has been both polarizing and hyped up, so seeing her absent for two weeks has been surprising.

In any case, what did we learn from the Fab Three this week on MTV?

Kicking things off on Teen Mom Season 11 Episode 2 was Amber Portwood, who joined former fiance Gary Shirley in buying daughter Leah school supplies.

Despite their obvious flirting, he's in a relationship with Kristina Anderson ... whose daughter from a previous relationship attends the same school as Leah.

It was awkward, and Amber refused to walk Leah into the building on her first day of kindergarten. Portwood later admitted why she was so upset.

Not only is having a true family with Gary no longer an option, she feels Kristina is too involved in Leah's life, but at the same time, Amber was AWOL.

For awhile. That 17 months in prison was a long, long time to be away, and trying to get custody of Leah now feels unfair to her. Her home is with Gary.

Maci Bookout was a bit more excited for son Bentley to start school, although there's always going to be drama with her ex, Ryan Edwards, as well.

“He doesn’t get it. He doesn’t care,” Maci complained to current boyfriend Taylor McKinney about Ryan saying he has to work and missing the big day.

Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry, even attempted to talk some sense into him, to no avail. At least Bentley has a doting mother in Maci, that's for sure.

In that sense, Maci's situation is very different from Amber. Gary is very involved in Leah's life and so is Amber. It's awkward, but they co-parent very well.

Bookout can't say the same about her current situation.

Following the emotional kindergarten dropoff, Maci went to see a therapist about Ryan, whose lack of presence in his son's life she sadly lamented.

"He’s very, very absent. Very," Maci said of her ex.

"I don’t want to lie to Bentley and tell him that everything’s great and awesome. But I also don’t want to ruin the picture of his dad that he has in his head."

"You know? I don’t want to break his heart."

The one Teen Mom couple still together through it all has been Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, who gave up their first baby for adoption years ago.

Now expecting their second (Gary's girlfriend Kristina, and Maci, are also pregnant, FYI), they had an ultrasound to determine the gender of the child.

The technician wrote down the results of the sonogram in secret, to be revealed a gender reveal party ... where they learned that it's a girl! Again!

Tyler appeared disappointed, but came around. "Tampons, hairspray, mascara... all of my plans are just crumbling," he said. "I'll be excited as time goes on."

At least they agreed on their preferred female name, Novalee, and that's what she was officially called when she made her debut on New Year's Day!

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