The Roloff family in “Little People Big World” has just welcomed the first member of the reality TV program’s third generation: Jackson Kyle, born to Zach and Tori Roloff.
“Baby and mother are doing great and Jackson has already mastered holding Daddy’s fingers and snuggling with Mom,” Zach said in a statement. “He is adorable and Tori and I are loving being parents.”
On Instagram, Tori posted:
Jackson was born on Friday, weighing in at just over 9 pounds and measuring 20.5 inches long. The baby arrived two days after Zach’s 27th birthday. (Tori is 25).
The couple married in 2015, almost a year after the wedding of Zach’s twin, Jeremy Roloff. Jeremy and his wife, Audrey, are expecting a baby girl in the coming months.
Tori’s pregnancy was a key theme of the TLC program this season. Zach, who is a little person with achondroplasia, and Tori, who is normal size, discussed whether their baby might have dwarfism.
Zach was torn. Part of him wanted a son like him, but worried about the potential health problems linked to dwarfism. Zach was also concerned about the issues his son could face with peers.
“What am I going to say? ‘Oh yeah, I want a dwarf baby? I can’t wait for that kid to be bullied?’” Zach told his twin in one episode.
“Everything’s going to be fine with the baby,” said Jeremy.
“I hope so,” Zach said.
Brand new grandparents Matt and Amy Roloff were over the moon.
“Little People Big World” airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.