Bristol Palin is expecting baby No. 3

Dec 10, 2016 at 6:30 a.m. ET

Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer are expecting their second child together.

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"We are so excited to announce that our family is expanding!" said the couple in a statement. "God has blessed us so much; we are thankful for His grace and new beginnings. A springtime baby in the Meyer home and we can't wait!"

The new arrival will join the couple's 11-month-old daughter, Sailor Grace, and Palin's 7-year-old son Tripp from her previous relationship with Levi Johnson.

Palin and Meyer married earlier this year after something of a rocky relationship. They announced their engagement in March 2015, but less than two weeks later, Palin wrote on her blog that the engagement was off. The following month, Palin revealed that she was pregnant with her second child, although she didn't confirm until later that Meyer was the father.

"Honestly, I've been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one," she wrote. "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."

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"I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you," she continued. "But please respect Tripp's and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy."

Daughter Sailor Grace was born on Christmas Day, 2015, and both Palin and Meyer shared a picture of the newborn on their social media pages. In March 2016, the parents reached an agreement on joint legal custody, and over the next couple of months, they shared their co-parenting journey with followers. On Mother's Day, Meyer praised his ex on Facebook, writing, "Bristol, we definitely haven't always seen eye to eye but one thing that's never been a question is how amazing of a mother you are."

In June, Meyer shared a photo that seemed to say everything about their relationship status.


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