Simply put, it doesn’t get much more adorable than this.
On May 12, Tori Roloff and Zach Roloff welcomed their first child into the world.
His name is Jackson Kyle and we later learned that he does, indeed, carry the same gene as his famous father; despite measuring “normal” length at birth, he will grow up to be a Dwarf.
This will be a challenge, Jacob has openly admitted.
Speaking to People Magazine, the TLC star talked openly about his own difficulties as a child with this genetic disposition.
He was called names. He was chosen last for sports. There was no talk of him getting elected Homecoming King.
“I grew up with the name-calling,” Roloff said in a feature piece for the publication, 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.”
The result is 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,” Roloff said a few weeks ago.
Now, about a month into fatherhood, Zach has talked once again about this life-changing experience.
In new footage for his vlog with Tori – aptly named “Z and T Party of Three” – he discussed the first few days at home with the baby.
“It felt super surreal and natural the first time I held baby Jackson,” says the Little People, Big World star below, going on in a bit more detail as follows:
“Infants, I always thought, were fragile and hard to hold, but with your own child, it’s super confident.”
It’s strange, but true. Only parents can really understand this.
As for Jackson being born with achondroplasia?
“Baby Jackson came in as [a little person] — just like me,” the new dad says, emphasizing:
“We’re super excited for it, though. We’ll hope to just give him a healthy, happy life and support him in every way.
“He can experience as much as the world as Tori and me have been able to and hopefully much more.”
And look how cute he is!
Check out the full video and see what else Zach and Tori have to say about their son right now: