Bristol Palin gave birth to her daughter, Sailor Grace Palin, on December 23


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Here is a photo of Bristol Palin with her new baby girl. Bristol gave birth on December 23rd, and announced the birth on Christmas Eve. Months ago, she confirmed she was having a girl, and after Kristin Cavallari gave birth, Bristol joked that Kristin stole her baby name. For what it’s worth, Kristin named her daughter Saylor Grace, and Bristol named her daughter Sailor Grace. So… there’s a spelling difference, but that’s it. Bristol posted the above image with the message, “My sweet Sailor Grace was born yesterday, our family couldn’t be more complete.” Couldn’t be more complete? Except Bristol belongs to a political party that demonizes single mothers and tells women that their families will never be complete without a husband/father.

Speaking of the father… I sort of wondered if Bristol waited one day to announce the birth so that a quickie paternity test could be given. We were supposed to think that the father of little Sailor Grace was/is Bristol’s ex-fiancé, Dakota Meyer. Dakota and Bristol’s engagement ended in mid-May, meaning… if Bristol gave birth at full term (which I think she did), then she was about five or six weeks along when she and Dakota split. There were a lot of rumors that they split because of infidelity, that perhaps Dakota wasn’t the baby-daddy. I still don’t know. I do find two things interesting though. One: the baby’s name is Sailor Grace PALIN, not Sailor Grace Meyer. Sarah Palin was the one to let that one out of the bag. Two: Dakota Meyer is sort of claiming Sailor as his child. He posted this on Twitter:

Except that by most accounts, Dakota was not there for the birth and he has not been involved in Bristol’s life (or her pregnancy) since mid-May. And after he posted this, his Twitter feed blew up with people saying he needs to call Maury. Um… I agree.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Glad the baby is healthy. Everything else about this woman makes me vomit.

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    As far as celebrity names go, Sailor Grace sounds nice. Much better than Saylor. And Dakota is a guy name?

    Anyway, poor kid to be born into a family with such antiquted views of the world.

  3. Serenity says:

    Man. This hypocritical one makes me want to slut shame her.

    If this POS goes on to squawk about abstinence and what not, I swear, I’ll book a ticket to the US to insert her IUCD! Blathering on about denying women their rights to proper reproductive health, giving kids unrealistic sex ed advice, judging women who are not as financially fortunate as her – what an utter moron.

  4. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Sailor Grace, the most conservative Sailor Scout (so few people will get that reference).

    …cute baby. That’s it, that’s all this woman-child gets from me. Watch her leave the hospital, clean up and then start talking trash about unwed mothers and teenage sex. Mess of a family.

  5. NewWester says:

    I can see Dakota finding out about some fling Bristol had with another guy. Mama Bear( Sarah Palin) convinced him to stay quiet until after the birth or the results of a paternity test can be known.
    No need to know the identity of the other man, just confirm Dakota is the father of the baby.
    Then a press release in the near future where Bristol and Dakota are back together. Their estrangement was due to the pressures of a wedding and a surprise pregnancy. I predict a marriage in the spring.

  6. Jwoolman says:

    Yeah, if the Palins did the DNA test, I think a recount under strict court supervision would be wise…. Preferably a non-Alaskan court far far away from Palin influence. This is the first time he’s ever said anything remotely paternal, though.

  7. Nancy says:

    Bristol the pistol had a sailor. Good for her I guess. She might want to work on herself and maybe have her next ten kids with someone who might even want to marry her. Can’t thank McCain enough for bringing this family into the world’s spectrum. The Beverly Hillbillies do Alaska. Wonder if moose baby food exists or if the child will start out on banquets. Ugh

  8. lisa2 says:

    I hope after this She will be ignored.

    If that is in fact his child and he is tweeting about “Blessings” then why in the world does that “Blessing” not have his last name. I think the first child has his father’s last name. So why not this child. I think that Levi does have a relationship with his son. But this whole thing seems so strange to me. Why is this next guy Dakota not involved so far.

    • Bettyrose says:

      In some families, the boys take the father’s last name and the girls take the mothers. It’s one way to address the patriarchal nonsense that children should have the father’s last name for “legitimacy.” Obviously, the Palin’s aren’t making a feminist statement here, but there’s nothing wrong with a child using the mother’s last name.

      • censored says:

        I agree there is nothing wrong with the child having the moms name (which incidentally is still patriarchal as it is the moms fathers name) anyhoo given that its the Palins I hardly think they are making a feminist statement there is something going on there maybe they had to come up with a name before the paternity was confirmed ??

      • Jwoolman says:

        Censored- if you’re right, that might be support for the idea that the baby was actually born earlier (maybe before Thanksgiving) and they were trying to figure out what to do with a paternity test. If it didn’t show Dakota was the father, maybe it took a while to manipulate the data, so to speak. I think Dakota only found out on the claimed date of birth or soon after.

      • Maria A. says:

        You might be onto something there, Jwoolman. There is quite a lot of suspicion in some circles that the baby was born in November. Someone snitched elsewhere that she had attended the family Thanksgiving get together with new baby in tow, and that the baby had had diarrhea. We may never know for sure…if we can be bothered to give a damn about this hypocrite Bristol’s machinations.

  9. grabbyhands says:

    And just remember kids, when she has two kids out of wedlock, they’re jeebus’s little miracles. When you do it, it is because you’re an atheist whore who sympathizes with terrorists.

    Can’t wait to hear how she still justifies accepting money to be an abstinence ambassador.

    I’m glad her baby is healthy. But she herself is still a poisonous, hateful, hypocritical little toad.

  10. Dragonlady sakura says:

    ” I am Sailor Moon, champion of justice! On behalf of the moon, I will right wrongs and triumph over evil, and that means you! In the name of the moon, I will punish you!”

    Sigh…couldn’t help myself

  11. Jwoolman says:

    The Palins might be playing games with birth dates again. My guess is that Sarah announced she was pregnant with Trigg once Trigg was born, most likely to Bristol. Trigg looked awfully old for a newborn in pics and Sarah’s wild ride by plane and car to a small regional hospital (bypassing major ones in Texas and Alaska) was bizarre. But they might have planned a quiet outside adoption, which fell through when Trigg was born with Downs. (He’s so big now! Looking cute, healthy, and happy in pics with Bristol and Tripp, so maybe the Palins did something right with him.)

    A blogger (obviously not a Palin fan, take that into consideration) claims she contacted all the possible Alaskan hospitals every day around the time of Sailor’s alleged birth date and they all said Bristol was not a patient. She also says pics of Bristol suggest she may have been no longer pregnant weeks ago, and maybe the mid-November statement (her first public acknowledgement) by Sarah came after the birth. Also the lack of family Thanksgiving pics (too hard to fake pregnancy?) and the lack of current hoopla over this birth seems odd. Some people are even saying Sailor doesn’t look at all like Dakota and may be “mixed” (I assume they mean part black), but how you can really tell with a tiny newborn is beyond me. Skin color and hair texture can change a lot. But I wonder if the Palins decided to fudge the birth date (as they also seemed to do with Tripp, actually) to make for a neater timeline and also in this case to allow for paternity testing. Maybe Dakota wasn’t told until the 23rd for that reason, if they’re telling him the truth about the DNA test. Or if they’re not.

    I’m really surprised nobody has produced a soap opera loosely based on the Palins (or loosely enough to avoid getting sued or shot). It would be a hit, easily on the level of Dallas or Dynasty….

    • PoliteTeaSipper says:

      Re: the hospitals saying Bristol wasn’t a patient.

      She could have requested to be listed as confidential, which meant she wouldn’t show up in a patient search, or she would show up but PRIVATE or CONFIDENTIAL would show up by her name. When that happens you treat it like she is simply not there, and you tell the caller “I do not have a patient listed by that name at this time.” You do not for any reason confirm she is/was there. Huge privacy violation if you do. Source: worked in hospital.

    • Dirty Martini says:

      I am no fan of the Palins for sure. But all this reads tinfoil conspiracy theory crazy to me.

    • mayamae says:

      I’ve always suspected that Sarah hid her pregnancy so long because she was considering an abortion. She slipped when she later said that having Trig was the hardest decision she ever made. There’s no decision involved unless she was contemplating terminating. Bristol carried pretty big with Tripp, how could she have hidden a previous full-term pregnancy while also going to school?

      • Jwoolman says:

        Bristol wasn’t in school, she was with her aunt in another city. It was winter and the only pics show her with a heavy coat. Sarah was huge with all the other babies, but her staff was surprised when she said she was 7 months pregnant (which is when Trig was most likely born and it was discovered he had Downs, throwing a monkey wrench into any adoption plans). Experts looking at pics felt Sarah was having a pillow baby… Even Sarah wouldn’t bypass city hospitals in Texas and Alaska well after her water broke for a high risk birth. Even if she was trying to kill the baby (unlikely), she would be endangering herself as well. But she did. 8 months pregnant allegedly, airline staff weren’t informed, she traveled by plane and car for many hours to get to a regional hospital with much fewer resources.

    • Veronica says:

      Technically, that information falls under HIPPA protections, so hospitals will most often refuse to release patient information, particularly with celebrity care. We had a fairly famous hockey player at my hospital a few years back, and we were all briefed on the privacy rights surrounding his case. A newspaper reporter should be well aware of that clause.

  12. foxface says:

    there is nothing conservative about Bristol Palin.

  13. Murphy says:

    If that baby was Dakota’s, Sarah Palin would be screaming it from the roof-tops.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Basically, they’re being quiet for a reason. Same reason they rushed out of this engagement without saying a word. I think dude has the receipts and they’re afraid to anger him.

      • Gen says:

        Something’s up, because he is making himself look every bit the deadbeat dad already by not being involved during the pregnancy or showing-up for the birth. He must have some motivation for that, or he really is a deadbeat and doesn’t even care who knows it.

      • Original T.C. says:

        I suspect the silence was because no one knew who the father was before delivery. Major reason Bristol was confessing to being disappointed at being pregnant. Vaginally delivered babies and their moms are sent home 24 hours later and they have to put a last name on the birth certificate.

        Best bet is the Palins sent for a private DNA paternity test soon after. So Meyer’s now claims the baby after the test proved he is the daddy.

      • Jen43 says:

        The paternity was absolutely in question. They did a DNA test immediately following the birth. Turns out Dakota is the father.

        I wonder what will happen next. Will they get back together? Will Bristol keep the baby away from him? I am sure we are in store for some Palin drama.

      • Murphy says:

        Yeah something is up, because Dakota is perfect fodder for Sarah’s “GOP JESUS WE LOVE GUNZ AND MAVERICKS” PR machine. He’s been able to muzzle the machine and I’m impressed.

  14. Lurker says:

    Someone on here has inside Palin info because her friend had an on and off thing with Todd’s brother. She went into some detail about the Palins awhile back. Talked about how Tripp really is Bristol’s baby etc. I can’t remember her username but she posts a lot on here. Come back and tell us what you know!

    Also I think there was a DNA test for sure on this kid and that Dakota is throwing her a bone only. If the kid was his, wouldn’t she have his last name?

  15. FingerBinger says:

    Is the baby’s last name Palin or Meyer? If it’s Palin this Dakota fellow should get a DNA test.

  16. kri says:

    I’m glad the baby is healthy. FFS what is with these weirdos and the names?! It’s like a random collection of plecs and verbs! “Bristol (city or sherry Sarah drank on night of conception?) Tripp ( someone was drunk and “Tripped” onto a penis?) “Sailor”?? too easy. I just cannot Palin today.

  17. Pansy says:

    Well, if a woman wants to practice abstinence, fine. If a woman is strong enough to have a child on her own, fine! But the two don’t mix….

  18. Jenba says:

    I believe Kristin named her daughter Saylor James, no ?

  19. themummy says:

    I love the name and the baby is adorable. Bristol is still a big chunk of loser, though.

  20. J-Who says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Bristol stop her wedding to Dakota because he was possibly still married to someone else? I think I remember there being a big story about that and that was why Bristol ended the engagement.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Yes he was married briefly when he was much younger but it didn’t sound like a deep dark secret. I’m sure they knew about it. Sounds like just an excuse to give their political followers. If there really were any question about him having had a legal divorce, that could have been remedied earlier. Stuff like that can happen, at worst people might delay the wedding.

  21. anne_000 says:

    What a mess she is. I predict one or two more children without the benefit of marriage. And by different fathers. While collecting socialized healthcare for the kids and herself. And after each baby, some idiotic conservative abstinence group will hire her to be their spokeswoman.

  22. Amelie says:

    Bridget Moynahan also gave her son with Tom Brady her last name given they had split up when she found out she was pregnant. I don’t believe there was ever a question about paternity. But yeah the whole situation is sketchy. Good luck to Saylor Grace.

  23. Louise says:

    “he needs to call Maury”. Love Maury! thanks for making me laugh.

  24. Size Does Matter says:

    I’m kind of surprised ole Bristol didn’t name her Trap.

  25. iheartgossip says:

    Now maybe she will learn about birth control, or keep her legs closed.

  26. lisa says:

    eventually she will take someone to court for support so it should come out then

    they are a feisty bunch

  27. lucy2 says:

    Good luck, little baby. You’re going to need it in that family.

  28. Kris says:

    “Except Bristol belongs to a political party that demonizes single mothers and tells women that their families will never be complete without a husband/father.”

    So, sick of people making sweeping generalization of Republicans. I’ve been a Republican all my adult life and I’ve never demonized single moms. I was raised by a single mom after my dad was killed in a car accident. She did an awesome job but there wasn’t a day in my life I didn’t wish for my dad. In a perfect world, all children would have the support of a mom and a dad.

    • Bridget says:

      I get what you’re saying, but there’s no denying that the Republican Party, as a larger entity, very specifically emphasizes the nuclear, ‘traditional’ family, with a married father and mother. Being a Republican is no longer about desiring a minimal role for the federal government so much as a party that is about socially conservative values. It doesn’t mean that every single Republican believes that, but you better believe that’s what the folks that actually run the party are pushing for.

      • Jwoolman says:

        The problem in recent years is that elected Republicans have become very likely to try to cut off needed help for single parents and their children. A fringe group really has taken over the party, it used to be much more diverse. Senator Mark Hatfield was a Republican! Can’t get much further away from a Tea Partier. Ordinary folk who identify as Republican still are diverse, but the ones getting elected today are too often downright scary. Big money is pouring into their campaigns for unsettling reasons and Congress more and more closely resembles the world Through the Looking Glass. But Kris is right, it’s annoying when everybody gets tarred with the same brush. Better to be more specific – in this case, it’s Sarah Palin’s target audience that fits your description. I certainly know lifelong Republicans who are not Palin fans.

    • Original T.C. says:

      @Kris
      Your Mom would be considered a “widow” not a “single Mom”. The GOP looks down on women who have children before marriage or women who enjoy their God-given natural sexuality. Bristol, the Palins and most of the GOP candidates running for government office have made campaigns based on the demonization of single moms. Many of their pro-life and no sex education are based on misogyny.

      The commercials come into our living rooms yearly. Bristol Palin had to quickly promise to marry Tripp’s Dad when the news came out of her pregnancy. You can’t run for office in the party with your daughter being a single mom. This has been the GOP since the Regan era.

  29. Deeana says:

    That little baby sure does have some curly hair.