Facing her fears. Tori Roloff took to Instagram on Friday, October 25, to reveal some concerns she has about her son, Jackson. The 2-year-old has the same form of dwarfism as his dad, Zach, and the Little People, Big World star admitted she’s nervous about the future.
“What is your biggest challenge as a mom of a dwarf child?” someone commented on her post about International Dwarfism Awareness Day. In response, the 28-year-old wrote, “I think my biggest fear is him being treated younger than he is. He is completely capable, and I never want him to think he can’t do something because I do it for him.”
When a separate user asked, “What was the one thing you didn’t know about dwarfism before you married into a family with dwarfism?” she sweetly responded, “I knew NOTHING about dwarfism before I met Zach. Zach was the first LP [little person] I’d ever met. He ya [sic] made it so ‘normal’ to me, though.” The pregnant mama added, “I’ve never thought about him being different in the aspect of having a disability. Instead, he’s different to me because of his character.” Aww.
The couple found out about Jackson’s achondroplasia before she gave birth. “We actually found out when I was 34 weeks pregnant, but my doctor had a little more of a heads up than some parents,” Tori revealed during a Q&A with fans in October 2018.
However, they chose not to find out for their daughter. “Odds that it will be a LP?” a curious commenter asked in May, to which Tor simply said, “50/50.” Later, she said, “So 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. [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.”
We can’t wait to meet her, too! Congrats, mom and dad.
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