Teenage Daughter of Sarah Palin Gives Birth
Near US vice president, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin is a grandmother. Her 18 year old daughter Bristol just gave birth to a baby boy whom they allegedly named Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. Bristol's fiancée and boyfriend of 3 years Levi Johnston is the dad and the couple is set to marry in 2009.
Born on Sunday December 28th 2008, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston weighed in at 7 lb. and 4 oz. Come to look at it, he's gonna be depressed when he grows up for having his birthday right around Christmas time. Both occasions will blend together and he's gonna end up getting presents only once. Even if he gets them twice or twice as many, it will still feel for him like he's just getting his presents once a year, where as other kids get presents for birthdays during the year and then regular Christmas under the tree goodies from Santa Claus. I’m sure The Palins are thrilled about the latest addition to the family never the less.
The news of Tripp's birth was brought to the media by Colleen Jones, the sister of Sally Heath, Bristol's grandmother. According to Colleen, Tripp is doing fine and teen mother Bristol is very well also. I’m sure she’s already planning for the wedding in 2009.
Birth of Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston was proceeded by negative news when Sherry Johnston, Bristol Palin's future mother in law got arrested on drug charges only days prior to Tripp’s birthday. There were speculations that six felony charges she was charged with may involve meth, but new reports suggest that it may have been for dealing the prescription drug OxyContin. Sherry was however released right after the arrest on bail.
2008 has been a big year for teen pregnancies. Jamie Lynn Spears, arguably the most famous teenage mother initiated big talks regarding the issue after news of her being pregnant at the age of 16 came to light. Bristol Palin became another famous teenage mother after her mom's surprising nomination as running mate of then Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
It's disputable whether pregnancy of 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears and 17 year old Bristol Palin had anything to do with it, but teen pregnancy rates have increased for the first time since 1991.
Sarah and her husband Todd Palin have other four children aside from Bristol. Trig is 7 month old, Piper is 7 year old, Willow is 14 and Track is 19. Considering the weirdness of names, I'm sure Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston will fit the family well.
Congrats to the little guy.
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