On last week’s episode of Little People, Big World, the new parents attended Tori’s 34-week ultrasound and got confirmation that their son has achondroplasia — the same form of dwarfism that Zach has — and learned that Tori may need to change her birth plans because of his condition.
Watch the video below to get all the details on Tori’s potentially scary delivery!
On tonight’s episode — airing June 13 — Tori opens up about her fears when it comes to delivering naturally (as her husband so eloquently explains, “If you have a large head going through a tiny hole, it could be painful.”)
“Cesarian has never really come into my mindset,” Tori admits in a preview of tonight’s episode. “It’s just really nerve-wracking being on an operating table. I’ve never been on an operating table before.”
Baby Jackson was born on May 12, weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring in 20.5 inches long; while they confirmed that baby Jackson has dwarfism, both Tori, 26, and Zach, 27, made it clear that they are ready for any challenges that may present themselves as a result of his difference.
“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 recently explained, adding that he’s not worried about his boy. “The world is changing. People are more open to diversity. Whatever he wants to do, we’re going to find a way to help him do it. That’s our job in life now.”