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Bristol Palin Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's 18-year-old daughter Bristol Palin gave birth to a healthy 7 lb., 4 oz. baby boy Sunday in Alaska. The baby's name is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, according to a family member who also said the baby and Bristol are "doing well."

The baby's father, Levi Johnston, is an apprentice electrician who has been dating Bristol for three years and has said he and Bristol plan to marry in 2009 and raise the child together.

The teenage mother announced her pregnancy during Palin's campaign amid rumors that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for Bristol.
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StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
My mother never received a home visit. She still complains that even after 20 years since she was on welfare, they still get away with driving their suvs and having plasma tvs? My sister, who is on welfare, asked her, yep no home visit. Maybe county by county, which I will not argue, but my personal experience is opposite. I would love to see the comments posted about some random teen in the inner city that got pregnant... all the heartfelt pouring out of support. Sugar please post something like that!
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
My mother never received a home visit. She still complains that even after 20 years since she was on welfare, they still get away with driving their suvs and having plasma tvs? My sister, who is on welfare, asked her, yep no home visit. Maybe county by county, which I will not argue, but my personal experience is opposite.I would love to see the comments posted about some random teen in the inner city that got pregnant... all the heartfelt pouring out of support. Sugar please post something like that!
stephley stephley 7 years
You're probably right Sushi, but it's not about the random person, it's about condemning one person while excusing another."I am just saying give her a break"I never said anything about Palin, I don't care what she does but don't want to hear how great her family is or that they're somehow morally superior to the 15-year old welfare mother YOU raised as a negative comparison. There are home visits for welfare recipients in California.
stephley stephley 7 years
You're probably right Sushi, but it's not about the random person, it's about condemning one person while excusing another. "I am just saying give her a break" I never said anything about Palin, I don't care what she does but don't want to hear how great her family is or that they're somehow morally superior to the 15-year old welfare mother YOU raised as a negative comparison. There are home visits for welfare recipients in California.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I think both of you are putting way too much time and energy into some random person's baby. Just because you may know of her mother, doesnt mean she isnt random, she is. Shes a stranger to both of you, and you in no way really have any say over her situation or future choices. Secondly, she IS 18 now, and a legal adult.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I think both of you are putting way too much time and energy into some random person's baby. Just because you may know of her mother, doesnt mean she isnt random, she is. Shes a stranger to both of you, and you in no way really have any say over her situation or future choices. Secondly, she IS 18 now, and a legal adult.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
home visits.. ha not in cali. And the clinics, again in cali, still no different. What I meant was the standards of living were no different. We still lived in the same place, same car, etc. And I am not saying that Bristol Palin is the perfect specimen and that no matter what she does all she has to do is confess and keep doing what she was doing, that would be Catholicism. The whole point of confessing is not doing it again and you cannot say one way or another she is still doing it, but I am just saying give her a break. I don't hear you complaining about all of those welfare mothers, and until you do you shouldn't complain about her. You don't know your situation, and you are not paying to raise her baby. I don't even fully believe in the married in the eyes of God, simply as being a sexual thing. You just truly don't know what she and her baby's daddy have said to the Lord. That is what I meant. And no there isn't an income requirement to being married in the eyes of God. Just making a reference to a lot of the welfare mothers that i see (which is many working in a hospital and having worked as a clerk in a welfare related field) that they tell welfare they aren't married or don't know who the daddy is so they can qualify for more, meanwhile living with them in sin (so you call it). It goes to question their morals. So they are either not with their baby's daddy (perhaps with their next baby's daddy already) or they are lying about it. Either way, it is kind of a question in their morals.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
home visits.. ha not in cali. And the clinics, again in cali, still no different. What I meant was the standards of living were no different. We still lived in the same place, same car, etc. And I am not saying that Bristol Palin is the perfect specimen and that no matter what she does all she has to do is confess and keep doing what she was doing, that would be Catholicism. The whole point of confessing is not doing it again and you cannot say one way or another she is still doing it, but I am just saying give her a break. I don't hear you complaining about all of those welfare mothers, and until you do you shouldn't complain about her. You don't know your situation, and you are not paying to raise her baby. I don't even fully believe in the married in the eyes of God, simply as being a sexual thing. You just truly don't know what she and her baby's daddy have said to the Lord. That is what I meant. And no there isn't an income requirement to being married in the eyes of God. Just making a reference to a lot of the welfare mothers that i see (which is many working in a hospital and having worked as a clerk in a welfare related field) that they tell welfare they aren't married or don't know who the daddy is so they can qualify for more, meanwhile living with them in sin (so you call it). It goes to question their morals. So they are either not with their baby's daddy (perhaps with their next baby's daddy already) or they are lying about it. Either way, it is kind of a question in their morals.
stephley stephley 7 years
"the couple is married in the eyes of God when the physical union is consummated through sexual intercourse. It isn't the "ceremony" that is important in a marriage, it is the couple's covenant commitment before God." By that ridiculous standard, the world is filled with married couples who have no idea that God considers them married - and a right lot of them are serious bigamists, having played out that same 'covenant commitment' before God and in the back seats of cars a number of times – it is possible for people to think they’re ‘deeply in love’ and find after the sex that they were mistaken. "And yes welfare mothers can be "married in the eyes of God" but considering that a majority of welfare mothers claim no father on income means 1 of 2 things.1-they are not with the father any longer therefore negating the fact they could be married2- they are liars." I thought all the couple needed was 'covenant commitment, when did an income requirement show up? What would having an income have to do with anything - certainly a couple can love each other deeply without having any money. How long does a couple have to be apart for commitment covenant marriage to be negated? What makes the welfare mother a liar? Are you judging her commitment level? Why couldn’t a teenaged welfare mother be just as committed to her male companion as the daughter of a Alaskan politician? Doesn’t the bible mention humility in believers? I am positive Jesus did.What I'm still getting from you is that anything's pretty much okay as long as someone CLAIMS to be a christian and claims they live by certain moral standards. Mess up tonight, tell God you're sorry tomorrow and all is forgotten - so that you can do it all again tomorrow night. Forgiveness is a fine thing, but born again virginity, like born again credibility, is a myth. There’s no way that the only difference between being on welfare and being middle class is where your mother is. Did she enjoy being on welfare? The home visits? The paperwork? The endless waiting at clinics?
stephley stephley 7 years
"the couple is married in the eyes of God when the physical union is consummated through sexual intercourse. It isn't the "ceremony" that is important in a marriage, it is the couple's covenant commitment before God." By that ridiculous standard, the world is filled with married couples who have no idea that God considers them married - and a right lot of them are serious bigamists, having played out that same 'covenant commitment' before God and in the back seats of cars a number of times – it is possible for people to think they’re ‘deeply in love’ and find after the sex that they were mistaken. "And yes welfare mothers can be "married in the eyes of God" but considering that a majority of welfare mothers claim no father on income means 1 of 2 things. 1-they are not with the father any longer therefore negating the fact they could be married 2- they are liars." I thought all the couple needed was 'covenant commitment, when did an income requirement show up? What would having an income have to do with anything - certainly a couple can love each other deeply without having any money. How long does a couple have to be apart for commitment covenant marriage to be negated? What makes the welfare mother a liar? Are you judging her commitment level? Why couldn’t a teenaged welfare mother be just as committed to her male companion as the daughter of a Alaskan politician? Doesn’t the bible mention humility in believers? I am positive Jesus did. What I'm still getting from you is that anything's pretty much okay as long as someone CLAIMS to be a christian and claims they live by certain moral standards. Mess up tonight, tell God you're sorry tomorrow and all is forgotten - so that you can do it all again tomorrow night. Forgiveness is a fine thing, but born again virginity, like born again credibility, is a myth. There’s no way that the only difference between being on welfare and being middle class is where your mother is. Did she enjoy being on welfare? The home visits? The paperwork? The endless waiting at clinics?
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
Totally not bs, not made up. Most recently I heard it from Sandals church in the LA area. Which is a very liberal church. Look it up. But actually, whether you marry them or not consummation and a commitment to god makes it a marriage. The religious ceremony started well into human existence. In Malachi 2:14 we see that marriage is a holy covenant before God. (read: God-not state/ not public)In the Jewish custom, God's people signed a written agreement at the time of the marriage to seal the covenant. The marriage ceremony, therefore, is meant to be a public demonstration of a couple's commitment to a covenant relationship. So the ceremony is just proving to the public that you are actually married. It's debated, again as many things in Christianity and other religions, people like to translate the book to mean what they want it to. But I grew up Baptist, and I remember always hearing that is why you should remain a virgin until marriage, because God considers you married in his eyes. That is not saying that if you do have sex before marriage, realize the wrong in their ways, confess to God, they can be seen as a born again virgin. Since my God is a very forgiving God.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
Totally not bs, not made up. Most recently I heard it from Sandals church in the LA area. Which is a very liberal church. Look it up. But actually, whether you marry them or not consummation and a commitment to god makes it a marriage. The religious ceremony started well into human existence. In Malachi 2:14 we see that marriage is a holy covenant before God. (read: God-not state/ not public)In the Jewish custom, God's people signed a written agreement at the time of the marriage to seal the covenant. The marriage ceremony, therefore, is meant to be a public demonstration of a couple's commitment to a covenant relationship. So the ceremony is just proving to the public that you are actually married. It's debated, again as many things in Christianity and other religions, people like to translate the book to mean what they want it to. But I grew up Baptist, and I remember always hearing that is why you should remain a virgin until marriage, because God considers you married in his eyes. That is not saying that if you do have sex before marriage, realize the wrong in their ways, confess to God, they can be seen as a born again virgin. Since my God is a very forgiving God.
MacDre MacDre 7 years
Well, I know you "don't have time" to debate, but one last thing: "the couple is married in the eyes of God when the physical union is consummated through sexual intercourse. It isn't the "ceremony" that is important in a marriage, it is the couple's covenant commitment before God."Then why does ANYONE bother getting married? Also, where did you hear this? Because I'm pretty sure this is complete BS. I have an extremely extensive religious education, and I've never heard anything like this before. So, if people have sex, God considers them married? Does this apply to any old couple, or only ones who are "engaged"? Because let me tell you, I was engaged once, and I highly doubt that any God ever considered me married. :)
MacDre MacDre 7 years
Well, I know you "don't have time" to debate, but one last thing: "the couple is married in the eyes of God when the physical union is consummated through sexual intercourse. It isn't the "ceremony" that is important in a marriage, it is the couple's covenant commitment before God." Then why does ANYONE bother getting married? Also, where did you hear this? Because I'm pretty sure this is complete BS. I have an extremely extensive religious education, and I've never heard anything like this before. So, if people have sex, God considers them married? Does this apply to any old couple, or only ones who are "engaged"? Because let me tell you, I was engaged once, and I highly doubt that any God ever considered me married. :)
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
the couple is married in the eyes of God when the physical union is consummated through sexual intercourse.It isn't the "ceremony" that is important in a marriage, it is the couple's covenant commitment before God. And yes welfare mothers can be "married in the eyes of God" but considering that a majority of welfare mothers claim no father on income means 1 of 2 things.1-they are not with the father any longer therefore negating the fact they could be married2- they are liars.And Mac Dre- I was speaking to steph. I am sure many people would love to debate with me, I just don't have the time.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
the couple is married in the eyes of God when the physical union is consummated through sexual intercourse. It isn't the "ceremony" that is important in a marriage, it is the couple's covenant commitment before God. And yes welfare mothers can be "married in the eyes of God" but considering that a majority of welfare mothers claim no father on income means 1 of 2 things. 1-they are not with the father any longer therefore negating the fact they could be married 2- they are liars. And Mac Dre- I was speaking to steph. I am sure many people would love to debate with me, I just don't have the time.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
I grew up on welfare steph, for a good part of my childhood. The rest of the time was spent in what Obama assumes as middle class. And you know what??? no difference except for when I was on welfare, my mom stayed home with us and middle class she worked. The system of welfare does nothing but keeping people on it. Like a crab trying to climb out of the pot of boiling hot water, but they keep getting tossed back in.
stephley stephley 7 years
So if she's married in the eyes of God, why can't a 15-year old welfare mother be married in the eyes of God? You say people make mistakes in terms of Bristol, but didn't offer the same understanding for the less fortunate - THEY deserve to suffer the consequences of their acts. I'd love to get welfare from the state you're describing - not many 15 year old welfare mothers know how to work the system so well that they could clean up the way you claim. Try living on welfare, then come back and tell us all how great it is.
stephley stephley 7 years
So if she's married in the eyes of God, why can't a 15-year old welfare mother be married in the eyes of God? You say people make mistakes in terms of Bristol, but didn't offer the same understanding for the less fortunate - THEY deserve to suffer the consequences of their acts. I'd love to get welfare from the state you're describing - not many 15 year old welfare mothers know how to work the system so well that they could clean up the way you claim. Try living on welfare, then come back and tell us all how great it is.
MacDre MacDre 7 years
"I speak of the morals being different in this way, they believe in family."When you say "they", whom are you referring to -- the Palins? Republican teenage mothers? I can't tell what you are trying to say here. Because she had an abortion, she cares about family. But women who have abortion don't? Maybe they DO care about family -- enough to not start one when they are not ready to adequately provide for children. Did that ever occur to you? Not every teenage mother is fortunate enough to have a family to provide a great support system, either (financial, emotional, or otherwise). "Whether or not she is married by the precious state, She is married in the eyes of God. Would you like to get started on that subject?"Yes. I would. What are you talking about? How is she married in the eyes of God? Because she had a child out of wedlock but *intends* to get married? But I'm glad you can speak for God.
MacDre MacDre 7 years
"I speak of the morals being different in this way, they believe in family." When you say "they", whom are you referring to -- the Palins? Republican teenage mothers? I can't tell what you are trying to say here. Because she had an abortion, she cares about family. But women who have abortion don't? Maybe they DO care about family -- enough to not start one when they are not ready to adequately provide for children. Did that ever occur to you? Not every teenage mother is fortunate enough to have a family to provide a great support system, either (financial, emotional, or otherwise). "Whether or not she is married by the precious state, She is married in the eyes of God. Would you like to get started on that subject?" Yes. I would. What are you talking about? How is she married in the eyes of God? Because she had a child out of wedlock but *intends* to get married? But I'm glad you can speak for God.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
I wasn't trying to duck any of the issues. I stand by them. I speak of the morals being different in this way, they believe in family. That family is the support system. They don't believe in aborting your troubles away. You cannot say what her reasoning behind not getting married is. You don't know. We can only take her words at face value. She is engaged to be married to start a family. People make mistakes and to think that republicans are immune from them, or to say that because you make a mistake means you have no morals is ridiculous. The girl got pregnant and now she is trying to stick to her morals. Whether or not she is married by the precious state, She is married in the eyes of God. Would you like to get started on that subject? And see my previous comment about the money. I also think that a welfare mother will see more than $300,000 in that child's adolescence considering all of the public assistance programs that are out there. Including the ones I mentioned before but also free telephone service, discounted power bills, public assistance for school the list goes on and on. I will have to do some research so for now we shall agree to disagree on that subject.
stephley stephley 7 years
Of course you won't see it, providing a route through which to duck the issues you raised.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
"But, if a celebrity politician's daughter gets pregnant before getting married, and gets $300,000 - which is way more than a welfare mother will see - how does she learn the sacrifice that it is to have a child?"when i see her get paid that 300,000 then we can talk.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
"But, if a celebrity politician's daughter gets pregnant before getting married, and gets $300,000 - which is way more than a welfare mother will see - how does she learn the sacrifice that it is to have a child?" when i see her get paid that 300,000 then we can talk.
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