Bristol Palin, who shocked America by showing up 16-and-pregnant to the Republican National Convention in 2008, is pregnant again. She announced the news via her blog today, which was “a lot sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!!”
In a post titled, “Big News,” Bristol barely suppresses her extreme dread at the thought of having another child. “I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant,” she writes. “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.”
Eeek. She continues:
At the end of the day there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace.
Life moves on no matter what. So no matter how you feel, you get up, get dressed, show up, and never give up.
When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher.
I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.
Yikes! It sounds like nobody, least of all Bristol, wants her to have this baby?
But please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.
My little family always has, and always will come first.
Tripp, this new baby, and I will all be fine, because God is merciful.
Not so merciful, of course, to suggest that she has any choice in this matter.
Bristol did not reveal any more information about the nature of her pregnancy or whether a partner is involved—again, she’s “announcing this news a lot sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!!”
Congrats on the baby!