Tori Roloff Shares Precious Photo, Update on Baby Son
Jackson Kyle Roloff is a total cutie.
He’s a precious bundle of joy whose every photograph makes us squeal in delight.
This much we’ve known ever since the newest member of the Little People, Big World cast came into the world on May 12.
Because Jackson was born to Tori and Zach Roloff with the gene for dwarfism, fans have been a bit concerned about the baby, wondering if he’s showing any signs of being different just yet.
His parents have talked openly about the challenges that likely await Jackson as he gets older and does not grow at the same rate as his peers, with Zach especially sensitive to this strong possibility because he lived through it himself.
“I grew up with the name-calling,” the 27-year old told People Magazine this spring, adding:
“I look at my childhood and being a boy on the farm, it was a little tough because boys are very alpha-doggy and follow the pack.
“I was always chasing the back and way behind the pack. It was tough.”
Roloff also said at the time that “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 this just means Jackson will grow up especially tough, having earned everything he receives.
On Wednesday, meanwhile, Tori shared a new picture of her firstborn in celebration of his two-month birthday:
She also provided curious followers on Instagram with an update on Jackson.
“Our Baby J is two months old today! How?! Baby j is sleeping a consistent 7 hours!” she wrote excitedly as a caption, going on to detail other aspects of her son as follows:
Loves smiling at mom and dad!
Falls asleep during pool time!
Gets excited when we change his diaper.
LOVES bath time.
Hates being hungry.
Then there’s this:
“Jackson is 98th percentile for height and weighs over 12 pounds! Keep growin baby J!”
Wow. That’s so great. We’re so very happy to hear Jackson is doing well.
Im just sayin’. This kid’s a stud muffin, wrote grandpa Matt Roloff as a Facebook caption to this photo.
Jackson weighed weighed in at 9 lbs., 1 oz. at birth and measured 20.5 inches long.
Doctors say he’ll stop growing at some point (the average male with his condition averages four feet and four inches tall at adulthood), but Jackson was born large and continues to remain big for his age.
And adorable for his age!
“I want people to know that he’s just like his dad: being a dwarf is just part of the whole package of who he is,” Zach told People in the aforementioned interview.
What a perfect attitude.
We’ve updated our Jackson Roloff photo gallery with the following snapshots.
Click through them now!