It looks like Zach Roloff has this whole fatherhood thing on lock!
In a sneak peek of tonight’s new episode of Little People, Big World — filmed before he and his wife Tori welcomed their firstborn son Jackson Kyle on May 12 — the 27-year-old new dad gets some practice with an infant when his friend swung by with her daughter Emma while they were shooting a project for his dad Matt’s company, Direct Access Solutions!
“Emma was the cutest little thing. She was happy as a [clam], but it’s stressful. Just holding someone else’s baby,” he gushed. “With Emma, too, she had a bigger head. I wanted to support that.”
Everyone in the room noted that Zach was a “natural” when it came to handling the precious little girl.
Shortly after welcoming Jackson, it was clear that Zach was adjusting well to fatherhood. In his first statement, he revealed, “Baby and mother are doing great and Jackson has already mastered holding daddy’s fingers and snuggling with mom! He is adorable and Tori and I are loving being parents.”
In a recent episode of Little People, Big World, the then-parents-to-be admitted that having kids has long been part of their plan — confessing that they shared their desires to have kids before they were even married!
Before giving birth to Jackson, Tori shared her concerns that — like dad — their baby boy would have dwarfism. When Zach encouraged her to say that it was “nerve-wracking” rather than “scary,” she stood by her claims.
“It’s a big deal. It is scary. No parent wants to hear that their child is different, no matter what,” she explained. He rationed to her that “to me, that’s not different.”
Zach explained how his condition affected his childhood — and admitted that he, too, has concerns as a parent.
“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 legs,” Zach reflected. “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.”
So far, Zach and Tori have yet to reveal whether or not Jackson is a little person.