She’s getting real with her followers. Tori Roloff shared a heartfelt message via Instagram on August 19 about how much she misses her husband, Zach Roloff, because he’s traveling for work, and she admitted that being pregnant without him there is hard.
“This last weekend has made me so thankful for this man,” the Little People, Big World star captioned a photo of the two of them. “He’s been in Colombia working on some really cool soccer stuff! I’m so proud of him and what he does within the dwarf community (here and overseas). We sure have missed him though.” Tori, 28, continued, “You never know until you have to do it alone — and being pregnant and hanging with a toddler alone for three days is no easy task!”
“Thank your spouses today if you are so blessed,” the reality TV mama added. “And if you’re a single mom or dad— YOU ARE A SUPERHUMAN! We love you, Dada! Now come home! #storyofzachandtori.”
Fans in the comments definitely related to Tori’s words, and single parents, in particular, appreciated her shout-out. “Being alone while parenting is a struggle!” one person replied. “My husband is deployed overseas so it’s just been me and my toddler for the last year! It’s hard but us moms know how to keep going during the hardest times!”
Tori has admitted in the past that her second pregnancy has not always been the easiest. In fact, she revealed on August 14 that she is, “not one of those women who loves being pregnant” in another Instagram post. “In fact, there’s not a lot of times I do love being pregnant. Don’t get me wrong,” she added. “I thank God for this amazing gift every single day and I know how blessed I am but it definitely hasn’t made me feel my best.”
In early July, the TLC star also opened up about body insecurity during her second pregnancy. “This pregnancy has been a lot harder on me than the last,” Tori admitted. “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. 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.”
However, Tori also added, “Us as women are so badass. Like we can grow babies. And I know I need to give this up to God right [now] and be thankful for this gift — and I’m trying, trust me … But for all those women out there — pregnant or not — you need to hear this just like I do: you’re beautiful, you’re strong, and dang it love yourself no matter what. I know someone besides just me needs to hear that today. So excuse me while I go try my best to live out these words and continue growing a freaking human being. 🎀👶🏻” You go, mama!
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