Never say never, folks.
For Kailyn Lowry, this isn't just an empty platitude. It's become a saying she must live by.
In the event that she wants to add to her immediate family, anyway. You can't rule it out!
On her latest Coffee Convos podcast, the Teen Mom 2 star and mother of four opened up about the consequences of her polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis.
"I was having such heavy periods," Lowry explains to listeners.
"I would bleed through my mattress," she said.
"I would bleed through everything.”
That's scary-sounding stuff.
For the record, polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that causes one's ovaries to grow enlarged and to sometimes develop small cysts on the outer edges.
The cause is unknown and there is medication one can take to treat the medical disorder.
However, there isn't an actual cure.
Kailyn said on the aforementioned pocast that an ultrasound revealed these multiple cysts on her ovaries and, after Googling her symptons at the time, Lowry thought she had cancer.
“I was, like, crying, ‘I don’t want to die,’” she recalled.
“I literally cried myself to sleep."
The actual diagnosis was "overwhelming," but Lowry has it under control, she now says, and is planning for her future.
This future may include another kid.
Lowry just told Us Weekly that no, she's not pregnant right now, but this is a scenario she's actively prepping for.
"I don’t have any intentions any time soon to have more children," she says, "but I’m going through IVF and egg retrievals so that I can potentially have the chance in the future, if that’s what I want."
“You know, my kids are getting older."
Are they, though? One isn't even a year old.
Kailyn, of course, has four children by three different men. Those kids are, in order:
- Isaac, 11.
- Lincoln, 7.
- Lux, 3.
- Creed, 8 months.
Chris Lopez fathered the second too. Javi Marroquin is dad to Linc and Jo Rivera to Isaac.
This isn't the first time she's talked about having a fifth child, who we would have to imagine would also be fathered by Lopez, if it came to that.
Those two just can't quit each other.
In any case, it is the first time, though, that the pride of Delaware has admitted to taking a significant step toward making this happen.
In November, the 29-year old told her podcast co-host, Lindsie Chrisley, that she is “never trying for a girl” after welcoming four baby boys.
“I’m not gonna say that I’m gonna have another child because I truly don’t know,” Lowry said at the time.
As far as we know, she is NOT dating anyone right now. Though she and Chris are probably still hitting it.
She added a few months ago:
“It’s not on my radar anytime soon.
"And I always say this, every time I’m trying to get my life on track and I end up pregnant again. I know this. This time I might be done."
"Like, this time I might for real be done."
"I’ve got four f–king kids," she added, lest we forget. "I’m not really down to have a starting five basketball team.”
And yet, here we are talking about it, right?
As for how she's feeling at the moment ...
“The medication has insane side effects," Kail says.
"I’m just trying to figure out the best ways to manage the symptoms because the diagnosis came just as fast as the symptoms came."
"So, it’s just kind of all new and overwhelming."
"But," she adds, "we’re gonna figure out a way to manage it, and we’ll work it out. It’ll be fine.”
Teen Mom 2 Season 11 premieres on MTV this evening, Tuesday, May 4, at 8/7c.
Don't expect it to end with any Kailyn Lowry pregnancy news. Probably.
Because she says she's enjoying her "independence" right now and hopes she doesn't create any new life in the "near future."
Down the line, however?
“Maybe. Maybe not."