Bristol Palin is a new mommy again!
The daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin got an early Christmas gift when she welcomed her second child, a daughter, into the world on Wednesday.
“My sweet Sailor Grace was born yesterday, our family couldn’t be more complete,” Palin wrote on Instagram alongside a sweet photo of her cuddling the newborn in her hospital bed. The photo was shared Thursday, Christmas Eve.
“My heart just doubled,” she captioned a second photo, showing baby Sailor and her big brother, Tripp, who turns 7 this weekend.
The entire Palin family seemed ready to welcome little Sailor, whose name was revealed back in November. Around the same time, grandma Sarah gave an interview to CBS News, gushing about how excited she was to meet her new granddaughter.
“I can’t wait for about 45 more days, and I’m gonna have a little baby granddaughter,” she said at the time. “And I’m happy about it.”
She added, “Being a single mom is, oh, my goodness, my heart goes out to the single parents. But my enormous admiration for what it is that they’re able to accomplish doing double duty. And I watch Bristol do double duty all the time, you know, with her little boy, Tripp.”
Bristol Palin, who has been a staunch advocate for abstinence outside of marriage, has come under fire for now having two children out of wedlock. She announced her second pregnancy in an honest and humble blog post.
“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. “But please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”