After weeks of rumors, we now know Kailyn Lowry is pregnant with her third child.
There's still word on the identity of Kailyn's baby daddy (though we know it's not Jo Rivera or Javi Marroquin, the fathers of her first two kids), but Lowry is no longer hiding the pregnancy from fans.
The beloved Teen Mom 2 star took to Snapchat yesterday, and made no effort to conceal her burgeoning baby bump:
As you can see, the bump is still in its early stages (no word yet on how far along Kailyn is) but the important thing is that she's no longer keeping it under wraps.
The pics uploaded to Snapchat over the weekend show nothing more intriguing than Kailyn engaged in some light home repairs, but they were quickly screen-captured and shared across other platforms as Lowry's first visual acknowledgement of her third pregnancy.
Kailyn has long had a complicated relationship with Teen Mom 2 fans, and the controversy of the past weeks seems to have encapsulated many of her mixed feelings.
Fans were speculating that Kailyn was pregnant well before she was prepared to go public with the news.
In fact, when she first commented on the rumors, she issued a firm denial in a statement to Radar Online.
When Kailyn did share the news with fans, she seemed to do so reluctantly:
“I am pregnant,” she wrote on Instagram last week.
“Please know that this was a choice I made. I already know some won’t agree, but I’ve been showered with support by the ones I love since I found out.”
So it's not the glimpse of slight bump that fans are excited about.
No, it's the fact that Kailyn is openly and proudly acknowledging the fact that her family will soon be expanding.
Lowry was slammed on social media last week by fans expressing their disgust with her for having three children by three different men.
It was a sad display, and it seemed to briefly get under the outspoken reality star's skin, as she was uncharacteristically quiet in response.
These days, however, Kailyn seems to be through with letting the haters get her down.
And she's back to displaying the sort of bold self-confidence that made fans fall in love with her in the first place.
Amazing how much can be conveyed in a few simple Snapchat selfies.