Bristol Palin blasts critics: 'I do not regret this baby'
© Greg Nash

Bristol Palin is striking a more positive tone over her second pregnancy following backlash against her decidedly gloomy announcement.

The 24-year-old reality TV star and daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) admonished critics in a post on her blog published on Sunday.

"I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume," Bristol wrote in the post titled "My Little Blessing."

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“This pregnancy was actually planned,” she continued. “Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was heading that way, I got ahead of myself.”

“But I do not regret this baby,” she added. “This baby is not a disappointment, and I cannot wait to be a mom times two.”

Palin announced she is expecting her second child in another blog post published June 25.

She troubled fans by expressing self-criticism and doubt when breaking the news.

“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant,” Palin said.

“Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one,” she added. “I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends and to many of you."

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Palin also lashed out at rumors she is considering an abortion.

“When I realized I was pregnant, I knew I would be completely crucified,” she said. “But I never even thought of aborting this child, no matter what the circumstance.”

“I am pregnant,” Palin said. “This is not the ideal situation, but life is important even if it’s not the most absolute ideal circumstance.”

“This is more confirmation on what I’ve always stood for,” she added. “I’ve always been pro-life and I am standing for life now. Deal with it.”

Palin recently called off her wedding to Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, 26, one week before the ceremony. No reason was given at the time.

Her previous pregnancy became an issue among social conservatives during the 2008 presidential election.

The birth of her son, Tripp, out of wedlock threatened to undermine then-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s claims that she supports traditional family values.

Her decision to cancel her nuptials with Meyer marks Palin’s second engagement called off before walking down the aisle.

She previously broke off an engagement with her longtime boyfriend and Tripp Palin’s father, Levi Johnston, in 2009.

Palin said on Sunday that she and Tripp are looking forward to growing their family together. “Tripp is going to make the best big brother,” she said on her blog.