It’s not uncommon for a first-time mother to have fears ahead of the birth of her child. And no new mama knows that more than Tori Roloff, who found out at 34 weeks that her son, Jackson Kyle, would be born with achondroplasia — the same kind of dwarfism that his father, Zach, has.
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Little People, Big World star took to Instagram to do a Q&A with fans and answer their burning questions about dwarfism. One fan, in particular, asked about when she found out, and she said, “We actually found out when I was 34 weeks pregnant, but my doctor had a little more of a heads up than some parents.”
Back in April, fans watched as the new parents welcomed “Baby J,” who was born on May 12, 2017, and Tori came face-to-face with her neuroses regarding his health ahead of her C-section. In a confessional, she admitted, “If something is wrong with my child, it’s a scary thought.”
Tori, 27, was never shy about her concerns before they learned that Jackson had the same condition as his father; at one point during her pregnancy, she called it “scary” and admitted that it was hard to think of your child as being “different.”
She added that they’d love “whatever pops out,” though, and Tori most certainly kept good on her promise! The reality TV mama posts photos and videos of her son on the reg, and clearly can’t get enough of her man.
Since welcoming Jackson, both mom and dad have made it clear that they are ready for anything life throws their — or Jackson’s — way. “You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” Zach, 28, previously explained. “But I knew, dwarf or not, I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy. You have to earn it.”
Baby J is so lucky to have two incredibly supportive and loving parents!