We’re just gonna go right ahead and say this up front:
We love and admire you, Tori Roloff.
You’ve managed to build a huge Instagram following while remaining upbeat, kind, helpful and, simply put, normal.
That’s not easy to do in this day and age.
Why did we feel a need to open this post by stating our take on the Little People, Big World star?
Because Roloff shared an emotional message on her social media account over the weekend that candidly focused on her second pregnancy… how it compares to her first pregnancy… and what she is struggling with these days, both physically and mentally.
“This pregnancy has been a lot harder on me than the last. Don’t get me wrong-I’ve been so lucky… im not sick (anymore) and I haven’t had any complications (thank the lord),” wrote Amy to open her caption to the photo above.
Amy and Zach Roloff announced they were expecting again in mid-May.
They are already parents to a two-year old named Jackson.
And Tori has talked previously about why this pregnancy has been a a challenge.
In this case, however, she gets far more personal than ever before.
“I have had a harder time accepting my body this go around,” Tori now confesses, adding:
“I’ve gotten bigger a lot faster than I did with Jackson and I’ve become a lot more insecure.
“Hearing people ask me if I’m sure it’s not twins definitely does not help (for all our sakes-don’t ever ask a woman this question. Like ever).”
About two weeks ago, Tori joked about how quickly her baby bump was growing.
Here, though, she gets pretty serious pretty darn quickly.
“It’s been hard to really enjoy this pregnancy because I’ve let my own body image issues get in the way,” she admits, prior to turning her attention to her gender in general and writing:
“Us as women are so badass. Like we can grow babies. And I know I need to give this up to God right and be thankful for this gift-and I’m trying trust me. But for all those women out there-pregnant or not- you need to hear this just like I do.”
Tori goes on to deliver a rather awesome pep talk.
This is what she writes:
You’re beautiful, you’re strong, and dang it love yourself no matter what. I know someone besides just me needs to hear that today.
So excuse me while I go try my best to live out these words and continue growing a freaking human being.
Like we said at the outset: We really love Tori Roloff.
We can’t wait to meet her daughter in November.
Yup: We already know the baby’s gender and approximate due date.
Back on May 13, Tori and Zach confirmed their major family news to Us Weekly.
“We are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother!” the couple shared back then, adding:
“We can not wait to meet our sweet baby girl!”
Hey, we feel the same way! We just said that!
Congratulations, you two.
And also: SO well said above, Tori. Hang in there.