Time flies when you’re adorable!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since Little People, Big World stars Zach and Tori Roloff welcomed their son, Jackson, into the world, but it has — and the Roloff family has been celebrating all over social media!
In a June 12 Instagram post, Tori shared a super cute photo of Baby Jackson lying on a sheet surrounded by the numbers 1 through 12, representing the 12 months of the year. She also listed some of Jackson’s top achievements during his first month on earth. These included a good appetite, an improving sleep schedule and taking after his dad.
“He is eating and growing like a champ.
Loves watching soccer with daddy.
Starting to find his voice.
Sleeps 5-6 hour stretches at night.
Loves his Uncle Jacob.
Hates having his diaper changed.
Tolerates bath time.
Love you so much Baby J!”
Over the weekend, Zach Roloff also updated Little People, Big World fans on Jackson’s progress.
“Hi my name is Jackson! I like peeing when dad and mom are changing my diaper, eating, and sleeping,” the proud new dad wrote.
Meanwhile, grandma and Little People, Big World matriarch Amy Roloff took to Facebook to gush about her first grandchild and thank fans of the show.
“He’s captured my heart! Baby Jackson. Thank you for all the love, support, and encouragement you’ve shown to me, Zach and Tori, and my family over the years.”
Jackson Kyle was born on May 12, and Zach and Tori Roloff confirmed that he had achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, around two weeks later. Last week’s episode of Little People, Big World showed the couple learning about their son’s condition during an ultrasound 34 weeks into Tori’s pregnancy. The news wasn’t a big surprise because previous ultrasounds had also hinted that Jackson’s limbs were measuring short and his head was measuring large compared to other babies at that stage of pregnancy. Individuals with achondroplasia typically have short arms and legs, an average sized torso and larger-than-average heads. Adult males with achondroplasia average 4’4″ in height.
Last week’s Little People, Big World also hinted that Tori Roloff might have had to deliver Jackson through a cesarean section. A US Magazine preview of this week’s episode shows the couple discussing the possibility in more detail. Zach seems to be in favor of a C-section, noting that natural childbirth could be particularly painful due to the size of Baby Jackson’s head. However, Tori admits that the thought of surgery scares her more than a difficult birth.
“It’s just nerve-wracking being on an operating table,” she says. “I’ve never been on an operating table before.”
Little People, Big World viewers don’t yet know whether Tori opted for natural childbirth or a cesarean, but the show is sure to let us know in future episodes.
For now, let’s just celebrate that Baby Jackson arrived safely and has already provided an entire month of adorable photos for us to enjoy!
Little People, Big World airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.
[Featured Image by Tori Roloff/Instagram]