Bristol Palin welcomes her daughter, Sailor Grace

2015-12-28 20:00
 

Alaska — Bristol Palin, the 25-year-old daughter of 2008 U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is a mother for the second time.

Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, posted on Instagram that she gave birth to a girl, Sailor Grace, last Wednesday.

"Our family couldn't be more complete," she wrote beneath a photo of her and her sleeping baby.

My sweet Sailor Grace was born yesterday, our family couldn't be more complete ??

A photo posted by Bristol Palin (@bsmp2) on

My heart just doubled

A photo posted by Bristol Palin (@bsmp2) on

Palin has not publicly identified the father, but announced she was pregnant shortly after her engagement to Medal of Honour recipient Dakota Meyer was broken off last spring.

"I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you," she wrote on her blog when she announced her second pregnancy. She asked for privacy for her and her son, Tripp.

"I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy," she wrote.

On Thursday, along with a picture of the new born baby, Meyer tweeted: "Best Christmas present ever!! I couldn't be more proud of this little blessing."

Bristol Palin was 18 when her mother, then governor of Alaska, was selected by U.S. Sen. John McCain to be his running mate. Shortly after that, it was announced the teenager was pregnant with her first child. At the time, Sarah Palin said her daughter and the baby's father would marry. They did not.

Bristol Palin later became a paid spokesperson advocating abstinence and warning against teenage pregnancies. She also performed on Dancing with the Stars and had a short-lived cable TV show called Life's a Tripp.

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