Bristol Palin
Bristol Palin announced she is pregnant with baby No. 2. She did not say if ex-fiance Dakota Meyer is the father. Getty Images/Tommaso Boddi

It looks like the Palin family is about to get even bigger. Bristol Palin, the eldest daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, took to her blog Thursday to announce she is pregnant with baby No. 2. The 24-year-old wrote she was forced to share the news much sooner than she would have liked because of “constant trolls who have nothing better to talk about.”

The post, in its entirety, has been shared below:

“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant.

Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.

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.

Life moves on no matter what. So no matter how you feel, you get up, get dressed, show up, and never give up.

When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher.

I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.

But please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.

My little family always has, and always will come first.

Tripp, this new baby, and I will all be fine, because God is merciful.”

Palin was supposed to marry U.S. Marine veteran Dakota Meyer last month, but they broke up days before they were slated to say their “I dos.” She did not say if Meyer was the father of her unborn child.

Though the pregnancy might be breaking news to some, the gossip apparently has been spreading in her Alaska hometown of Wasilla for weeks, Radar Online wrote in an exclusive report Thursday. “Bristol has been telling pals she’s preggers,” a source said. “Three months along.”

Some have labled her Palin hypocrite since she became an abstinence advocate after she became pregnant with her first child, Tripp, in 2008. She and his father, Levi Johnston, split when he was a few months old. “Bristol is a hypocrite! She has made a ton of money by preaching abstinence but yet is going to be an unwed mother for the second time in a matter of months. Typical Palin fashion, not practicing what they preach,” an insider told Radar Online.

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