‘LPBW’: Tori Roloff Shares the Sweet Story Behind Her New Baby’s Name
Tori Roloff and her husband Zach welcomed baby no. 2 in November 2019. Since then, the Little People, Big World star has opened up about her experiences with motherhood, including the difficult process of recovering from a C-section and learning to love her post-baby body. She’s also welcomed questions from fans about the newest addition to her family.
On Jan. 22, Roloff took to her Instagram story to answer some of her fans’ biggest questions. In addition to talking about her birth plan and whether her daughter is a little person like Zach, she also shared the sweet story of how she and her husband settled on a name for their baby.
Tori and Zach Roloff named their daughter Lilah Ray
The Roloff’s second child was born Nov. 19, 2019. They named the baby Lilah Ray, and many of the couple’s followers were curious about how she got her “beautiful” name. On Instagram, the 28-year-old mom explained how it came about.
“I’ve always loved the name Lilah and thank goodness Zach did too,” she wrote. “And Ray is my dad’s middle name and my grandfather’s nickname.”
The popularity of Lilah as a name has spiked in recent years, according to BabyCenter.com, where it’s currently no. 208 on the list of most popular names for girls. It’s Arabic in origin, Parents explains, and it means “night” or “dark beauty.”
It seems that Tori had the name Lilah in mind for a while. In a 2017 episode of LPBW, she and her husband discuss names for their first child, and she suggests Lilah if the baby is a girl.
“I like names that not everyone has,” she said in the episode.
Roloff explains why she chose a C-section
In previous updates, Roloff has talked about recovering from her C-section. In her latest Instagram Q&A, she shared a bit more info about why she went with the procedure when having her second child.
Roloff explained that she had already had a C-section when she gave birth to Lilah’s big brother Jackson in May 2017. Her second child’s dwarfism meant that she would likely need to have another C-section, so she decided not to attempt a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
“It’s not that I couldn’t have a VBAC but just most likely it would have ended in a C-section so we just skipped ahead,” she explained.
She opened up about her recovery
While Roloff decided a C-section was the best choice for her, that didn’t make recovering from the procedure easy. In December, she opened up about how “hard” it was to get used to her body after giving birth.
“Having major abdominal surgery is difficult for me because I hate being restricted,” she wrote. “I hate asking for help. I hate not being able to physically keep up with where my mental state is. Plus there are jiggles in places that are honestly just hard to come to terms with.”
But Roloff was embracing a positive outlook. “I know it’s temporary,” she wrote. “I know my body will heal and I will be back where I want to be. It’s just the waiting that’s hard.”
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