Bristolpalin2 Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin and her boyfriend Levi Johnston are proud new parents of a baby boy, according to People.

His name is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, says Colleen Jones, Bristol’s grandmother’s  sister.

"We think it’s wonderful," said Jones, the sister of Bristol’s grandmother Sally Heath. "The baby is fine and Bristol is doing well. Everyone is excited.”

The baby’s father is an apprentice electrician and former Wasilla High School hockey player. He and Bristol have been dating for three years.

Bristol Palin is completing her high-school diploma through correspondence courses. Johnston is studying to become an electrician. He and Bristol plan to wed in 2009 and raise the child together.

Kinda like Jamie Lynn Spears and her boyfriend Casey Aldridge said they planned to do.

Just mentioning: This week, Levi mother, Sherry Johnston, was charged with six felony counts
of misconduct involving a controlled substance, described by an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman as being "Oxycontin."

Her arraignment is set for Jan. 6.

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Photo: Bristol Palin, daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is seen as a member of the Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity basketball team, in Juneau, Alaska.  (AP Photo/Juneau Empire, Brian Wallace, File)

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead