Bristol Palin surprised fans (and family?) when she announced earlier today that she is pregnant with her second child.
In her blog entry, Bristol states “I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.”
She then adds, “But please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”
Bristol, who broke off her engagement with fiance Sgt. Dakota Meyer last month after news broke of his previous “secret” marriage, suggested in her post that she was pressured into making the pregnancy announcement. The post began with this statement–and the parentheses are Bristol’s own: (I’m announcing this news a lot sooner than I ever expected due to the constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about!!!)
I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.
Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.
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.
From there, she talks about the inevitable disappointment among fans and family, as well as not wanting sympathy or lectures.
Bristol concludes by writing, “My little family always has, and always will come first. Tripp, this new baby, and I will all be fine, because God is merciful.”
Bristol provided no information as to who the father of the baby is.