The gorgeous mama-to-be and her husband, Zach, are just weeks away from their due date — but even earlier in their pregnancy, they’ve had some concerns when it comes to their unborn son’s health.
Last season, the two shared their concerns that their child may be a little person after his sonograms revealed that his limbs were below average in size — Zach was worried about the potentially bullying his son would endure if he is a dwarf — and on last night’s season premiere, he attempted to calm his wife as she faced the possibility.
“It’s a big deal. It is scary. No parent wants to hear that their child is different, no matter what,” Tori explained. Zach tried to diffuse the situation by telling his wife, “But to me, that’s not different. He’s just like me!”
Zach then attempted to discourage his wife not to use the word “scary,” and encouraged her to think of it as “nerve-wracking” — but the kindergarten teacher maintained her stance.
“I think as a parent, it would be scary,” she said. “If you didn’t know anything about dwarfism and you found out your child was a dwarf, that would be scary. There are certain things that come along with having an achondroplasia child that would be more difficult than having a child that was average height.”
After hearing that, Zach agreed that his childhood wasn’t exactly easy due to his condition.
“I had to have leg straightening, so I had two casts on. Then I had to go back into surgery sophomore year of high school, they added screws to the leg,” he said. “So I’m not going to say, ‘Oh yeah, man, I wish my kid had dwarfism. All those struggles he’s going to go through? Heck yeah! Can’t wait!’ But I’m also not going to say, ‘I really hope [he’s] average height.’ Average height kids have issues, too.”
Tori admitted that hearing all that sounded “terrifying” to a future parent, but that no matter what, her kid will be loved.
“Whatever pops out, we’re going to love it,” she gushed.
We can't wait to meet baby boy Roloff!