Trig Paxson Van Palin was born at 6:30 a.m. April 18 and weighs six pounds, two ounces. The Governor and Trig are both doing well and resting comfortably.
"Trig is beautiful and already adored by us," the Palin family said in a statement. "We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed."
The Palins have four other children including Track, 18, Bristol, 17, Willow, 13 and Piper, 7.