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Sarah Palin Is Very Excited About The Upcoming Birth Of Her Grandchild

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Jessie Cohen Contributor

Bristol Palin just passed the 34-week mark of her second pregnancy and her mom Sarah Palin is enthusiastic about welcoming the new baby.

The pregnancy may have come as a surprise, but the grandmother can not be more excited to welcome her granddaughter this upcoming holiday season.

“I can’t wait for about 45 more days, and I’m gonna have a little baby granddaughter. And I’m happy about it,” Sarah Palin told CBS.

CBS correspondent Tracey Smith interviewed the former Alaska governor on Sunday about the newest Palin, and asked her “That can’t be how you saw this playing out — unmarried and pregnant again?” (RELATED: Bristol Palin Pregnant Again, Calls It ‘Huge Disappointment’)

“Heck, no.” Palin responded. “Because being a single mom is, oh my goodness, my heart goes out to the single parents. But my enormous admiration for what it is that they’re able to accomplish doing double-duty. And I watch Bristol do double-duty all the time, you know, with her little boy, Tripp.”

Bristol tweeted about the “big news” in June and said:

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

During the interview, Smith pointed out that some feel she is being hypocritical about celebrating the birth of the child since Bristol is not married. The former governor responded,”Well, the cool thing about putting your faith in God is he certainly is a God of second chances, and third, and fourth and fifth chances. I screw up all the time.”