Beloved Little People, Big World star Tori Roloff has already revealed how different this pregnancy is than her last one.
In a heartfelt and emotionally evocative new post, she's acknowledging that her son, jackson, is also a little different.
At only two years old, his height difference from other children is already impacting his life.
Tori Roloff took to Instagram to share prose that was almost poetry about her firstborn son.
"I often forget that my son is any different than yours," she writes to her fans and followers.
"I forget that he has shorter legs," Tori admits.
She explains that it's easy to forget "because he can get around and run just like any other 2 year old."
Not all disabilities are obvious at all times. That's a lesson that even Tori is still learning.
"I forget he has short arms," Tori's moving post continues.
She says that it's easy to overlook "because he can still reach everything around the house."
Tori adds: "(even the stuff we don’t want him to)."
"I forget that he’s different," she confesses. "Because he’s so capable."
"And I," Tori writes. "See nothing other than my mister mister."
"Today pointed out that he is different," Tori reveals. "And that’s never going to change."
'He watched as kids (many younger than him) rode rides at a festival here in town," she describes. "And he wasn’t able to join."
"Jackson wanted so bad to ride the airplanes that went up and down," Tori shares.
"But," she laments. "The height requirement wouldn’t allow him to."
Tori hastily notes that this is a safety feature "(which I totally understand!)."
"It was harder for me than it was for him for sure," Tori notes.
She expresses: "It was really the first time I was hit in the face with the fact my child is different."
"I'm so proud of my husband and his outlook on it all," Tori praises.
"And," she continues, she is "even more proud of my son who brushes things off with ease."
"And I pray they both continue to do this," Tori adds.
Tori then looks to her brother-in-law for some words of wisdom.
"In the words of @jeremyroloff : if a bad attitude would fix it, I would have one," Tori notes.
"This was also just a reminder of why I love @disneyland so much," she mentions. "The land of no height requirements!"
Unfortunately, amusement parks that aren't built by massive corporations with the spending power of medium-sized nations aren't always as accommodating.
"This kid is meant to bring light to this world," Tori concludes. "This I know for sure."
Many parents end up raising children who are marginalized in a way that they are not.
Children of color with one or more white parents. LGBTQ+ children with parents who are straight and cisgender.
Jackson is a disabled child, while Tori is his able-bodied parent. Despite her marriage to Zach, she's still learning about what this really means.
Fortunately, Tori and Jackson aren't in this alone.
Jackson has his father and two grandparents as role models, mentors, and loved ones.
Tori can go to them with any questions she has about how to continue being the best mother that she can.