Little People, Big World stars Zach and Tori Roloff are concerned with how they’ll adjust to adding a newborn to their family while already raising two toddlers.
In Tuesday night’s episode of LPBW, Zach and Tori are making some preparations before baby number three arrives. They agreed that it was time for Lilah to transition into her “big girl” bed.
LPBW couple Zach and Tori Roloff apprehensive about parenting a newborn and two toddlers
Tori and Zach were apprehensive, judging by Jackson’s experience transitioning from his crib to a toddler bed. Jackson cried a lot when they first swapped out his bed, hesitant to be left alone in his room.
Understandably, Zach and Tori were prepared for Lilah to struggle with her transition. “I think once she can figure out, like, ‘Oh, I can just get up and leave,’ I think she’s gonna just get up and leave,” Tori shared.
While they put together Lilah’s bed, however, Jackson was more of a hindrance than a help. Zach added, “Jackson’s at an age where he loves to help, but there’s just so much, like, he’s just not helpful [with].”
Zach added that because he and Tori don’t like to discourage their kids from helping, they often allow them, which Zach describes as sometimes being “just straight up chaos.”
Zach and Tori tried to mentally prepare themselves for even more chaos once their third child arrived. Since filming ended, the welcomed their third child, a son named Josiah, on April 30.
“I don’t know, three kids under five [sic], is gonna be, uh… ooh,” Zach noted.
Tori and Zach’s son Josiah diagnosed with dwarfism
Next, the couple talked about Tori’s upcoming ultrasound appointment. At the time of filming, Zach and Tori still hadn’t found out whether Josiah would be born a dwarf or of average height. LPBW fans now know that Josiah was, in fact, born a dwarf, diagnosed with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, like his dad Zach, sister Lilah, and grandmother Amy Roloff.
During her pregnancy with Josiah, ultrasound technicians tracked Tori’s progress monthly to determine whether the baby was on track to be born of average height or diagnosed with dwarfism.
Despite Josiah’s diagnosis, Zach and Tori made it clear that it won’t define who he is as a person. As Zach put it, “He’s a boy with achondroplasia. It’s not his identity. He’s Josiah. He has achondroplasia, but he’s not like, Josiah the achon.”
You can watch the preview clip in its entirety here.
Little People, Big World airs on Tuesdays at 9/8c on TLC and Discovery Plus.