In May 2017, Tori and Zach Roloff from Little People, Big World welcomed their firstborn – a little baby boy Jackson Kyle Roloff. For the majority of Tori’s pregnancy, one of the main concerns of the couple was whether their baby will have dwarfism.
7 months! Jackson is rolling! ➰ He has two teeth and is working on a third! ? J is obsessed with his feet and will take off anything in his way of his toes. ? Jackson has started eating “solid” food! ??? Jackson woke up this morning with his first sickness (but is still his usual happy self). ? Baby J loves to babble and doesn’t like awkward silences. ? We got our first Christmas tree and we’re loving all of our new Christmas traditions! ??? Love you #babyjroloff
With the baby boy’s dad being a little person himself, there was a 50% chance that the kid will have the same issue.
Two years ago today I said "I do" to the man of my dreams. This last year has been amazing and heart breaking all at the same time and I am so thankful for the man who stood by my side. I am so lucky that my kids get to call you dad and even more blessed that I get to call you mine. I love you zachys! Happy anniversary! ??
When Tori was 34 weeks pregnant, the ultrasound showed that baby’s limbs were measuring below average.
Jackson was born with the same diagnosis his dad has, achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. However, it does not seem to trouble the happy parents much: they simply adore their ‘baby J’ the way he is.
And with Zach knowing exactly what Jackson is going to face in the future, he seems to already have a plan.
In an interview with People, the 27-year-old shared his thoughts on being a parent to a dwarf kid:
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. 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.
Okay to say i love mountains is an understatement, and I’m just praying Jackson loves them as much as his dad and i do! @creatinghappyness made this unbelievably beautiful sign for J’s nursery. Such a perfect way to represent the PNW! Thank you so much @creatinghappyness ! ?? you guys can get 10% off your order with the code “BabyJ” ❤️ #babyjroloff
While people follow the updates from the Roloff farm’s life on TLC reality show Little People, Big World, Tori also shares pictures of her lovely baby boy on social media.
And it looks like other members of the Roloff clan are just as thrilled to watch Jackson grow as his mom and dad.
Baby J got to meet his great grandmother. He has no idea how special this woman is. Marmee- as we call her- is truly the kindest woman I have ever met. She is the best grandma I could ever ask for and Jackson is so blessed that he gets to share her too! Baby J is so loved and I am so thankful for that! ❤️ #babyjroloff
In September, Jackson has got himself a little cousin as Zach’s twin brother, Jeremy, and his wife, Audrey, welcomed their daughter, Ember.
The example shown by this family is nearly priceless: they prove that being different does not mean you cannot fit in with other people. All you need is a lot of love and a little bit of adjustment.