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Sarah Palin is a grandmother again.

This time, it's her eldest son, Track Palin, and his wife Britta who welcomed their first child! Reporter Joe McGinniss, who is writing a book on the former vice presidential candidate, confirmed the news late yesterday.

Track and Britta had a baby girl named Kyla Grace Palin on Sunday night.

Track Palin and Britta Hanson

In May, it was announced that high school sweethearts Track Palin and Britta Hanson had tied the knot. The family never officially confirmed the pregnancy.

Britta was once roommates with Track's younger sister, Bristol Palin, in Anchorage. Bristol welcomed her son, Tripp, around two and a half years ago now.

Track's wife served as an executive secretary in the governor's office at one point, and she is currently a nursing student at the University of Alaska.

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and teenage daughter Bristol Palin both chose to have babies under tough circumstances. The decisions they made were honorable.

Posing with their sons on the cover of In Touch? Not so much!

It's hard to imagine a major political figure deciding it's smart to appear on the cover of a celebrity gossip magazine - a C-grade one at that - for credibility's sake.

This is not a sexist remark. We'd scratch our heads if Barack Obama were on the cover too ... next to Angie's "dangerous pregnancy" and Rachel Zoe's "scary diet" ...

They Chose Life

Bristol and Sarah Palin chose life ... and big paychecks!

Bristol Palin didn’t know what she was in for when Levi Johnston hit it without protection and knocked her up in 2008. But she gave birth to Tripp in December 2008.

Just a year earlier, at the age of 44, Sarah Palin carried her son Trig to term, even after she was told during a sonogram that he would be born with Down syndrome.

Now, the mother and daughter are sharing a unique experience - raising their baby boys together under the same roof and telling this fine publication all about it.

“The last few years have been unreal and surreal,” Sarah tells In Touch.

From our vantage point, we couldn't agree more.

Bristol Palin, Nude Tripp Johnston

Tripp sure is a cutie! And looks like Levi!

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Sarah Palin most often makes news for bashing Levi Johnston, giving props to Carrie Prejean, sitting in $2,000 seats at Yankee Stadium despite describing herself as an average hockey mom, talking about seeing Russia from Alaska or some nonsense.

But there was no controversy to be found Sunday when the Alaska Governor paid a visit to Long Island, N.Y., to speak about the joys of raising her son Trig.

Trig Palin, 1, was born with Down syndrome.

"We are just so blessed to have this child in our lives," Palin said before a crowd of about 1,000 people. "What God has shown us with Trig in our lives is 'Yes, every single person has purpose no matter their developmental abilities.'"

Also at the fundraiser for Independent Group Home Living, which supports children and adults with developmental disabilities – were Palin's husband, Todd; their daughter Willow, 14; and Palin's sister Heather Bruce and her autistic son Karcher, 14.

"Having a son being born with Down syndrome is a whole new chapter of our lives," Sarah Palin said, her voice wavering slightly as she continued:

"I tell Todd that God has blessed us, and we don't ask, 'Why me? Why us?' We say at this point, finally – and to be honest with you it's taken a while for us to get to this point - 'Thank you, God for allowing us to recognize the special needs community.'"

"Without Trig this would be absent from us. I am at a point in my life of thanking God for blessing us with this bundle of joy, this typical rowdy 1-year-old."

Palin, in a black and white layered skirt and a black sweater set, arrived to a cheering crowd, and spoke to a group who yelled for her to stop for a chat.

The former Republican nominee for Vice President reiterated a pledge she made during the 2008 election campaign to help those with disabilities.

"Just because our ticket placed second, second out of two," the 45-year-old mother of five said, jokingly, "you still have an advocate for the cause."

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Alaska Governor and former Republican V.P. candidate Sarah Palin welcomed her first grandchild this week, but admitted that she felt both fear and despair when she first learned that her teenage daughter Bristol was expecting.

"We are over the moon with the arrival of this healthy, beautiful baby," Sarah Palin said in a statement dated December 31 and posted Friday. "The road ahead for this young couple will not be easy, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy."

Brad, Angelina and Six Kids!

Baby Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston was born to Bristol Palin and her boyfriend Levi Johnston on December 27. Both Bristol and Levi are 18 years old.

Bristol Palin's pregnancy was revealed shortly after her mother was named as John McCain's running mate in August, and became a campaign talking point.

Sarah Palin, a devout and pro-life Christian, always put a positive spin on her daughter's pregnancy, but in the statement issued this week, admitted to feeling afraid after learning she was to become a grandmother this year.

Bristol Palin with mom Sarah (left) and boyfriend / baby-daddy Levi (right).

"When Bristol and [Levi Johnston] first told us the shocking news that she was pregnant, to be honest, we all at first looked at the situation with some fear and a bit of despair," Palin said. "But isn't it just like God to turn those circumstances into such an amazing, joyful blessing when you ask Him to help you through?"

In the same statement, Bristol Palin said becoming a teen mother was "not ideal" and spoke out against teen pregnancy.

"Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with - this isn't ideal," she said before thanking her "supportive family which is dealing with this together."

Bristol Palin will return to high school next week to earn the final credit that she needs to graduate, according to the statement. It was unclear if she intended to pursue any higher education upon completing high school.

Levi Johnston will finish high school as he works as an electrician apprentice. His mom, Sherry Johnston, was recently arrested on felony drug charges.

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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hasn't yet said anything publicly about her four-day-old grandson, Tripp Johnston, but she does want people to know that Tripp's parents – Palin's daughter Bristol and her fiancé Levi Johnston - are hard at work.

"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," Palin told People in a phone message Wednesday. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."

The former GOP V.P. candidate said she wanted to be clear about their continuing work toward high school degrees because suggesting otherwise "harms Bristol's reputation and Levi's reputation and their chances for good work opportunities."

Sarah and Todd Palin became proud grandparents when their oldest daughter Bristol Palin gave birth to her first child, Tripp, with Levi Johnston.

Bristol Palin, 18, who gave birth Saturday, is intending to finish her high school degree through correspondence courses. Levi, also 18, has said that he left high school to enroll in an apprenticeship program training him as an electrician.

Sarah Palin said at the time that she hoped Levi would eventually earn his GED, adding that "I respect that Levi is out there working hard."

We recommend that Levi follow the same career path as his mother, Sherry Johnston. Prescription drug dealing is a pretty recession-proof field.

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Today is Christmas, but for many of the stars we know and love, the best present ever came earlier this year. We are talking, of course, about celebrity babies!

Here's a delightful photo sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Check out this poignant moment with Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and their daughter, Honor ...

Jessica and Cash are just two of the new parents of 2008, of course.

Jamie Lynn Spears became America's hottest unwed teen mom when she welcomed little Maddie Briann (below, left). Bristol Palin may compete for that title, but hasn't given birth quite yet - though Sarah Palin welcomed baby Trig in April!

Elsewhere, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves pooled their remarkable genes and created Levi, while many big stars, such as Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Nicole Richie and Nicole Kidman, became first-time mothers.

Click to enlarge photos of the year's top celebrity babies - and parents!

  • Jodie Sweetin, Zoie Herpin
  • Ryan Shawhughes, Baby
  • Alex Rodriguez, Cynthia Rodriguez and Kids
  • Ricky Martin and Twins!

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Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin sure chose some pro-America names for her five kids: Track Palin, Trig Palin, Bristol Palin, Willow Palin and Piper Palin. Yes, we're serious about the first two.

Ever wonder what would your name be if Sarah Palin was your mom? Would you be doomed to years of middle school mockery by being named Flower, Twig or Truck?

Bronx Mowgli Wentz Pic

Well, according to an online Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator, you can find out! Check out what The Hollywood Gossip would be named, then click to enter your own ...

The Hollywood Gossip likes its current name better than the Sarah Palin-ized version.

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Their political ideologies may be poles apart, but Barack Obama and Sarah Palin have at least one thing in common: super-cute seven-year-olds!

The Democratic Senator and Republican Governor have both made political history with their respective parties' nominations in this year's election.

With the relative youth each brings to his or her presidential ticket, it's not shocking that both have young kids - including daughters born in 2001!

Tell us, who do you think is cuter, Sasha Obama or Piper Palin?