Little People, Big World fans are over the moon that Tori Roloff is pregnant with baby #2.
Fans, so accustomed to following every detail of the family’s lives, asked Tori how this pregnancy compares to her last.
The answer? In terms of symptoms, it’s not going so well, actually.
Tori Roloff responded to a fan’s question on Instagram.
Jackson isn’t a baby anymore — he’s a two-year-old toddler. But the memory of his pregnancy is still fresh.
How is this new pregnancy going?
Tori replies, revealing that this time, it’s “a lot harder.”
“But,” she claims, it is ultimately “still easy.”
That may sound a little odd, so Tori hastily adds: “If that makes sense.”
Tori reveals that her first pregnancy was, as far as pregnancies go, like a dream.
“I had no symptoms with J [Jackson],” Tori tells her fans and followers.
Well, that’s not entirely true, she admits.
She adds: “other than egg aversion.”
Notably, eggs are high on the list of the most common pregnancy aversions out there — just a few spaces behind coffee.
But Tori reveals: “I’ve got all the symptoms this time.”
What does “all of the symptoms” mean, exactly?
That could mean most or all of: nausea, vomiting, tender breasts, food aversions, fatigue, increased urination, heartburn, and constipation.
None of that sounds like a lot of fun.
Now, Tori is believed to only be in her first trimester at the moment, given her November due date.
Her second trimester could bring even more symptoms, from messing with her skin to giving her dizzy spells.
So … things may get worse before they get better.
But even with what she’s already experiencing, Tori is extremely hyped.
Another fan asked her how she responded when she got the news that Jackson is going to be a big brother.
“I screamed and cried,” Tori revealed to her fans.
She then makes an exciting promise: “I’ll share the video some time.”
We would love to see that!
Individual pregnancies vary because people are different, and that is even true for the same couple from one pregnancy to the next.
See, the placenta attached itself to the uterine wall in order to leech nutrients from the host.
But in addition to absorbing proteins and stripping calcium from bones and teeth to build a tiny skeleton, the placenta also releases hormones into the body.
These hormones are the products of the embryo, and unless you’re giving birth to your first child’s clone, the second child will have different DNA.
That means a genetic script to make different hormonal demands of the mother’s body.
There’s also a simpler angle that can explain why pregnancies can vary. People age, grow, and change as years pass.
Little People, Big World fans are obviously enthused to see Tori’s pregnancy journey.
As is often the peril of following the exploits of a reality star, however, these fans may have to wait some time before they see everything.
For every post on social media, other things will be held back — recorded on camera and played months after the fact.
Fans still remember seeing Jackson’s 2017 birth.
It will be a real treat for the world to get to know baby #2.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Tori and Zach Roloff revealed that they want a whole “pack” of children.
At the time, they said that they would just see what happens. They were sitting on a big secret.
Tori and Zach are expecting baby #2!
On Monday afternoon, Zach and Tori Roloff announced to Us Weekly that they’re once again expecting.
“We are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother!” the couple shared.
We knew that they were hinting at this possibility recently, but we didn’t know that it would happen so soon!
“We can not wait to meet our sweet baby girl!” Tori and Zach gushed.
This precious addition to the Roloff family is due in November.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Zach and Tori gave a lengthy interview about their family planning.
They spoke a lot about little Jackson — who is no longer a baby, but a toddler — and his development.
He’s crossed a lot of milestones, which is encouraging to see.
They also shared that they would love to have several children, but are in no rush to get there.
Now we know that the two of them obviously knew about this pregnancy, but were waiting before they announced it to the world.
Sunday, May 12, was Jackson’s birthday. He turned two years old!
“Happy birthday to our sweet (not so) baby J!” Tori gushed in a beautiful Instagram tribute to her son.
She continued: “I can not believe I have spent 2 years of my life with this kid.”
“It goes by way too fast,” Tori observed.
“Jackson,” she wrote. “You are so confident and I have loved watching your personality develop.”
“You are becoming so silly,” Tori raved. “And always up for a good time!”
“You are so easy going and smart,” she added.
“I pray that you continue to face life head on the way you do,” she expressed.
“And,” Tori wished, she would like to see him “continue to bring smiles to everyoneâ€™s faces effortlessly.”
“I love you so much Jackson!” Tori announced. “Happy birthday!”
“Canâ€™t wait to see what is ahead this year!” Tori expressed to her fans and followers.
She continued, writing: “thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us.”
“And,” Tori concluded, she gave thanks to those who “passed along sweet notes to me!”
She and Zach have used a Z and T party of three tag a few times on Instagram.
Now, it looks like they’re going to need a new catchphrase, because by the end of the year, they’ll be a party of four!
This is such happy, heart-melting news.
We love that it was shared the day after Jackson’s birthday.
It is widely recognized that a two-year age gap between siblings gives parents some breathing room but still allows the children to grow up as peers.
(Too much of an age gap, and you’re looking at someone who spends more time as a caregiver than a sibling)
Jackson is going to be an amazing big brother.
We know that Amy and Matt must be over the moon about getting a new Roloff grandchild.