Why Tori and Zack Roloff Are Choosing Not To Find Out If Their Baby Girl Has Dwarfism
In May 2019, Zack and Tori Roloff announced that they were expecting their second child, a baby girl. Along with a few adorable photos of their son, Jackson, wearing a baseball-tee with the words “big brother” proudly stamped on the front, Tori penned this caption:
“Zachary and I are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother! We are expecting a sweet baby girl this November! Thank you so much for always supporting our family and loving us!”
The post was met with an overwhelmingly positive response, earning over 390,000 likes and comments like: “I am so excited for your family!! I love following you and watching you on your show! You three are my favorite part of the show!! Cant wait to meet your precious baby girl!! And mom, you will always, always be absolutely beautiful! You are carrying a little life and your body is beautiful every day!!! God bless you and your family!!”
As Little People, Big World fans know, there’s currently some baby fever in the Roloff family. Zack’s twin brother, Jeremy Roloff, and his wife, Audrey, are also expecting their second child. Though, they have not revealed the gender.
Zack and Tori Roloff don’t know if their baby has dwarfism
Recently, on Instagram, Tori shared a photo of their baby girl’s sonogram next to one of Jackson’s old sonograms. After she shared the photos on her stories she received questions about if the new baby would also be a dwarf.
“The answer is we don’t know–and we won’t until she’s born,” she responded in a video story.
“We can [know] by now through an amniotic draw … but Zach and I opted out of that just because we don’t care either way,” she continued. “We love her, and we can’t wait to meet her. They do track dwarfism from 24 weeks to like 32-ish weeks. That’s when we found out with Jackson, but it’s never a diagnosis until they’re born.”
This isn’t the first time Tori’s answered questions about dwarfism via her social channels. Last year, she did a Q&A on her Instagram stories about her son and what it’s like to raise a child with dwarfism.
When asked what she’s learned as a parent of someone with dwarfism she answered:
“You should never put your child in a box.”