Little People, Big World stars Zach and Tori Roloff have shared a new photo of baby Jackson, and it’s giving fans their first look at the little guy’s big, expressive eyes.
As In Touch Weekly reports, Jackson Kyle Roloff was born on May 12, but fans have seen few photos of the little boy so far. His parents are beginning to remedy this, and they have a good reason for waiting so long to share images of their little boy. There was a lot of interest in whether Jackson would be born with achondroplasia, the same type of dwarfism that Zach Roloff has, but Zach and Tori waited over two weeks before confirming to People that Jackson is a dwarf. The couple probably wanted to enjoy a little private time getting to know their son before going public with this news and facing all of the inevitable questions about how they feel about Jackson having achondroplasia. However, now that they’ve gotten talking about the tough stuff out of the way, Zach and Tori can get busy sharing adorable photos of Jackson Roloff for Little People, Big World fans to ooh and aah over.
On June 3, Tori Roloff treated fans to the first photo of Jackson with his eyes open. He’s wearing a dark blue Seattle Seahawks onesie, and his mother is hopeful that he’ll grow up to be a fan of her favorite NFL team.
He’s not even three weeks old yet, but Zach and Tori Roloff’s baby boy is already a full-fledged celebrity with a loyal fan following. The Instagram photo of the future Little People, Big World star has earned over 46,000 likes, and fans are flooding Tori’s post with comments about how good looking the little guy is. The words “cute” and “adorable” have been used to describe baby Jackson hundreds of times.
“Oh my goodness what an adorable little man!!!!!” wrote one fan. “Those eyes are full of so much wonder!”
“He’s adorable! What a lucky baby he is to have you both as parents,” commented another.
Other fans are praising the sporty onesie that baby Jackson’s parents picked out for him, and this isn’t the first time Tori and Zach have been commended for their taste in baby clothing. During the most recent episode of Little People, Big World, Jeremy Roloff threatened to steal a quilted gray onesie that Zach Roloff purchased for Jackson.
“No, no. That was the one thing I picked out,” Zach told his brother.
“I really didn’t think boys clothes would be this much fun, but—oh my gosh,” Tori said of her fondness for shopping for her son.
Tori also said that she was worried that her baby boy wouldn’t get much use out of the warm onesie that Zach was so proud of unless he was born with dwarfism.
“There’s not an LP in that belly,” Jeremy Roloff responded.
However, Zach’s brother was wrong. Zach and Tori know that raising a child with achondroplasia presents unique challenges for parents, but soccer coach Zach is ready to teach his son how to cope with being a little person in a big world.
“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,” he told People. “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.”
Zach also expressed his hope that Little People, Big World fans won’t focus solely on Jackson’s dwarfism.
“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,” the proud papa said.
You can watch Zach and Tori Roloff’s journey to becoming parents unfold on Little People, Big World, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.
[Featured Image by Zach Roloff/Instagram]