Fans of TLC’s Little People, Big World know that Zach Roloff has a form of dwarfism like his parents Amy and Matt. The LPBW star’s son, Jackson, also has a type of dwarfism. On social media, fans have a lot of questions about the toddler and his development.
Fortunately, Zach’s wife, Tori, allowed fans to ask her some questions on Instagram for International Dwarfism Awareness Day. She wrote, “I sometimes forget that my husband and son are ‘different’ because it’s so normal in our family. But I really strive to use this platform for good! I get lots of questions from people (especially mamas). So if you have any questions about dwarfism drop it down below and I’ll answer as many questions as I can.”
Naturally, these questions were all about Jackson and his dwarfism and his current development. One LPBW fan asked, “Does dwarfism include any developmental delays? Speech wise? Or is Jackson just a quiet kid?”
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So today is international Dwarfism awareness day! I sometimes forget that my husband and son are “different” because it’s so normal in our family. But I really strive to use this platform for good! I get lots of questions from people (especially mamas) So if you have any questions about dwarfism drop it down below and I’ll answer as many questions as I can. I know I may not be the most qualified to answer questions as it’s something I’ll never truly understand but I’ll do my best and I’ve got some good resources! 😏 PS. All you need to know about baby girl right now is she is a healthy girlsie!!
In response, Tori offered some insight. The mom wrote, “Dwarfism does not come with developmental delays. There are always exceptions. J has hit all milestones of an average height babe. Speech can sometimes be effected [sic] because of the jaw structure but in Jackson’s case, he is just very observant and a little bit of a perfectionist and can get embarrassed if he doesn’t say something right. I would say that’s what keeps him on the quieter side. Except at home. At home, he talks all day long haha.”
Another LPBW fan asked, “What’s one thing you didn’t know but other people should know about people that are dwarfs? Like things you should or shouldn’t say etc.?”
To this, Tori said, “Trust me. They’re really are JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. Everyone just wants to be included and talked to like a human being.”
LPBW – Does Tori and Zach’s baby girl have dwarfism?
Fans of the TLC show know that Tori and Zach are expecting their second child very soon. In May, Tori took to Instagram to reveal that she is pregnant. She shared a few announcement pictures along with a sweet caption that says, “Zachary and I are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother! We are expecting a sweet baby girl this November! 🎀 Thank you so much for always supporting our family and loving us!”
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Zachary and I are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother! We are expecting a sweet baby girl this November! 🎀 Thank you so much for always supporting our family and loving us! #zandtpartyoffour #babyroloff #babyjroloff #moniqueserraphotography 📷: @moniqueserraphotography
Since the announcement, LPBW fans have been eager to find out whether Baby Roloff #2 has dwarfism like Jackson and Zach. So far, Tori has yet to share any information about that herself. Recently, her mother-in-law, Amy, broke the news.
In a Facebook Live, Amy revealed, “She will be a little person.” Shortly after this, Amy deleted the video. It seems that she wasn’t supposed to reveal this news. At the end of her post inviting fans to ask questions, Tori added a note, “P.S. All you need to know about baby girl right now is she is a healthy girlsie!!” This is likely in response to that Facebook Live video.
Tori is due around November 25. Of course, her little girl could come early or late. Fans of the show are on baby watch and are waiting for the exciting news to break.
What do you think about Tori’s responses? Are you excited about the baby girl on the way? Leave a comment below.