Bristol Palin refuses to let the haters ruin her little bundle of Christmas joy.
Palin gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Sailor Grace, on Dec. 23, but critics are claiming that she actually gave birth more than a month earlier.
Palin took to Instagram to set her haters straight.
"For all the people saying I gave birth 11/4/15... here is my IV that was started on 12/22/15 when I was admitted, my baby girl was born 12/23/15 stop trying to create controversy where none exists, desperation is the ugliest thing," she wrote.
The photo has two images: a photo of herself in a hospital bed alongside her famous mother, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and a close-up of her IV bracelet showing the date Dec. 22. The photo has been deleted from the account.
Palin is used to pregnancy drama by this point. As an unwed teen, she announced her pregnancy just as Republican presidential candidate John McCain picked her mother, former conservative Alaska governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate in the 2008 election. Both announcements brought a magnifying glass to the entire Palin family.
Palin surprised everyone seven years later when she announced her second pregnancy. She hasn't named her daughter's father.
"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 in a post on her blog at the time.
"But please respect Tripp's and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy," she added regarding her 6-year-old son.
The good news is that Sailor is healthy. As for when she was born, does it really matter? Why would anyone go out of their way to try to disprove Palin's claims about her daughter's birth? Whether Sailor is a week old or a month old, she needs her mother's full attention. There's no need to distract her with birth date drama.
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