Where most women are thrilled to announce their pregnancies, it seems Bristol Palin has reservations about hers.
The unwed daughter of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palinshared the news of her second pregnancy on her blog Thursday. And it's clear from her tone that the 24-year-old has already prepared herself for a backlash from the world at large.
"I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant," she begins her message. Palin continues, "Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one."
"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."
Although it's sad to think Bristol knows the news will disappoint her fans and family, it should come as no surprise.