Baby J is officially a big brother! On Thursday, November 21, Tori Roloff announced that she and Zach Roloff welcomed baby No. 2, their first daughter. The Little People, Big World stars shared the news via Instagram with their fans, revealing their little girl had officially made her way into the world.
“Lilah Ray Roloff. Born on November 19th at 6:52 p.m. 8 pounds 9 ounces. 18 1/2 inches long,” she captioned the new photos of their precious bundle of joy.
Like her big brother, Lilah is also a little person. Though Amy Roloff shared the news in a now-deleted Facebook Live, the Tori, 28, and Zach, 29, never officially confirmed or denied it. In July, the parents told fans they decided not to find out whether or not their daughter would have dwarfism.
“Everyone keeps asking after seeing the ultrasound of baby girl if she is a little person or average height, and the answer is we don’t know, and we won’t know until she’s born,” the mom of two said in July. “[You] can find out through an amniotic draw if you’re having a dwarf or not, but Zach and I opted out of that just because we don’t care either way. We also just don’t have a lot of risk involved with it … We love her and we can’t wait to meet her.”
Fans have also been eagerly awaiting Baby Roloff’s debut since Tori, 28, first announced her pregnancy back in May. Though she revealed that she was due in November, she didn’t clue fans into when exactly. And though we’ve been on baby bump watch for weeks, we’ve kept all of our comments about whether or not she looks “ready to pop” to ourselves.
In October, the star revealed the saying is one of the “most annoying” things about being pregnant, which means a lot consider all of the other issues this mama has been dealing with.
Since she announced she was expecting, the mom of two was open about the fact that her second pregnancy was “a lot harder” than her first. “I’ve got all the symptoms this time,” she told fans in May — and that included pregnancy migraines, hip issues and heartburn. Carrying around that big belly during the summer heat also didn’t help. And we do mean big belly. In June, she revealed that her bump was growing “so fast the second time around,” which lead to some serious body image issues.
“This pregnancy has been a lot harder on me than the last. Don’t get me wrong — I’ve been so lucky … I’m not sick (anymore) and I haven’t had any complications (thank the lord). However, I have had a harder time accepting my body this go around,” she admitted in July. “I’ve gotten bigger a lot faster than I did with Jackson and I’ve become a lot more insecure. Hearing people ask me if I’m sure it’s not twins definitely does not help (for all our sakes-don’t ever ask a woman this question. Like ever). It’s been hard to really enjoy this pregnancy because I’ve let my own body image issues get in the way.”
In September, she shared with fans that she was “struggling” as her due date neared. Not being able to handle taking care of her house and family on her own was taking its toll, though Zach, 29, was more than happy to step up and help. Luckily, all of that is behind her now, and the family can focus on helping their new addition settle in.
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