16 & Pregnant Season 4 Episode 8
Hope was a highschool graduate before giving birth which is a great thing considering most teen moms are not so lucky. She ended up getting pregnant by someone she was not dating. Her child's father at first didn't want anything to do with the baby but changed his mind and asks Hope to move into an apartment with him so they can be a family. Her parents didn't meet Ben before Hope got pregnant and didn't until later in her pregnancy.
Hope is a working girl and gave up her dreams of going to a party college. She planned on having a wild college life which her friends are having while she is working her booty off. Unfortunately the swelling of her feet and ankles becomes too much for her and she has to quit her job. I give her props though, she was working 9 hour shifts on those pregnant feet.
Hope and Ben's relationship is an interesting one. They were just hooking up and then he bailed when she got pregnant, then changed his mind and they started their relationship. When he finally meets the parents he is very polite and says all the right things. So he won them over which is pretty amazing because I'm pretty sure any parent would instantly hate the guy who knocked up their daughter!
Hope moves in and things seem to be going well. She goes to the doctor to see if she could be induced since she was so uncomfortable. They find out that she is 2 cm dilated and that inducing would be fine. She goes through 10 hours of labor and the doctor tells her she should probably just have a c-section.
After their little boy is born they take him back to their home and Ben is surprisingly hands on and interested in his little one! Hope ends up having to take over the nighttime feedings though when Ben goes back to working nights. She gets pretty stir crazy being home alone all the time. So she decides to go out and get a part time job. She still misses her friends and wishes she was with them at college.
Hope goes to visit her friend at college and you can see the jealousy and sadness in her face as she listened to her friends making plans to go out to parties.
I have high hopes for Hope and Ben. They seem to have it together and I wish them luck!