Sarah Palin's son Track and his wife of two months, Britta Hanson, are reportedly expecting a baby.
The news was first announced by Gawker, who published photos - ganked from Facebook - of a visibly pregnant Britta Pie at what appears to be a baby shower.
It certainly looks as though congratulations are in order.
While the reports of a pregnancy have not been confirmed - the Palins declined a request for comment from Gawker - if it is true, it seems very unlikely that the child was conceived within the last two months. Social mores dictate that expectant parents generally keep the news to themselves during the first trimester, and most women do not begin to show until well into the second trimester.
The timing of the conception would not normally raise eyebrows, save the fact that Sarah Palin and her daugher Bristol - the country's most famous unwed mother - have taken to serious soapboxing about abstaining from sex before marriage: The two are among the most vocal advocates of abstinence in the media, and another out-of-wedlock conception in the Palin family might invite further accusations of hypocrisy.
Rosie Pope, 'pregnancy concierge' and star of the Bravo reality series Pregnant in Heels, told the Daily News that she is convinced Britta Hanson is well beyond the two month mark.
I'd predict she is well into the second trimester, around six months, even seven, Pope said.
In my opinion it looks like she is more than four months along, as it is not customary to have a baby shower so early in a pregnancy and first-time moms usually take longer to pop, she added.
Whatever her mother-in-law might have to say about it, Britta does not look like someone who feels she has anything to hide in the photos. The allegedly expectant mom is beaming as she displays a baby's article of clothing for the camera, and is happily photographed sitting on a bed, surrounded by gift bags and packages in pastel colors (the abundance of pink makes us think it's a girl).
Track Palin and Britta Hanson were married in a surprise wedding in May on a ski slope in Alaska. Sarah and Todd Palin as well as Britta's parents were in attendance.
The Palins and Hansons provided a joint statement to People magazine to coincide with the wedding announcement: Our families couldn't be happier! These are two hard working, humble, active, studious young adults who grew up together. We're tickled that after two decades of friendship we proudly witnessed their marriage, knowing their new life together will be blessed.
Track Palin is an army reservist who recently did a tour in Iraq, and Britta was a nursing student at the University of Alaska when they were married.
Britta's father is the Pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wasilla, Alaska.