Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin, Pregnant, Baby


Bristol Palin may have delivered her brand new baby just in time for Christmas, but some are trying to steal away her holiday cheer. 

The 25-year-old mother of two took to Instagram to slam claims that she gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Sailor Grace, over a month earlier than her reported delivery date of Dec. 23. 

"For all the people saying I gave birth 11/4/ 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 captioned a split photo of herself in a hospital bed alongside her famous mother, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palinas well as a close up of her IV bracelet. The photo was later deleted from the account. 

Bristol Palin, Instagram


Palin is no stranger to baby bump controversy. As an unwed 18-year-old, she famously announced she was expecting a baby 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. The series of events elevated the entire family to national prominence. 

The former Dancing With the Stars contestant surprised the public again seven years later when she revealed in late June that she was pregnant with her second child, though she has not declared the baby's father since the initial announcement. 

"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 first son. 

Bristol Palin, Sailor Grace, Instagram


Still, it seems Palin is making every effort to keep her spirits high and her children free from scrutiny as she rings in the new year.

"Never thought 2015 would play out like it did, but I look at my babies and know everything is exactly where it should be," she captioned an adorable photo of her two children professionally posed together.

"[Cheers] to a new year and [peace sign] to anyone who's got anything to say about it."

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