Little People, Big World stars Zach and Tori Roloff welcome their second child, daughter Lilah, on November 19th. Lilah is the second child for the Roloffs, who also have a 2-year-old son named Jackson.
Roloff has always been open on social media about the realities of being a wife and moth, and she keeps her followers in the know about the ups and downs of family life. She recently got real with her followers about the realities of her changing body and how it’s hard to bounce back after pregnancy.
She explained on Instagram that self-love is a battle.
“I’m trying really hard to love my postpartum body. It’s only been 3 weeks since growing and then birthing a human being, but it’s hard. Having major abdominal surgery is difficult for me because I hate being restricted. I hate asking for help. I hate not being able to physically keep up with where my mental state is. Plus there are jiggles in places that are honestly just hard to come to terms with.”
Roloff shared an adorable picture of herself with Jackson and Lilah, so obviously the struggles were all worth it, and Roloff knows that this is all “temporary, mybody will heal and I will be back where I want to be.” However, she also acknowledges that “the waiting that’s hard.” She encouraged other moms to stay strong and realize their power, even if their bodies are different now.
“For all those PP mamas out there. Love yourself hard. We all have our days and that’s okay. Our bodies are so insane and I’ve said it before — women are bad ass,” she continued. “I thank God everyday for the family he’s given me. I’ll be here continuing to try and practice what I preach and love myself through this phase.”
Roloff has been candid about her body issues in the past, opening up during her pregnancy about the difficulties of accepting her changing body.
“This pregnancy has been a lot harder on me than the last,” she wrote in an update to her fans in early July. “Don’t get me wrong-I’ve been so lucky… im not sick (anymore) and I haven’t had any complications (thank the lord). However I have had a harder time accepting my body this go around. I’ve gotten bigger a lot faster than I did with Jackson and I’ve become a lot more insecure.
It’s been hard to really enjoy this pregnancy because I’ve let my own body image issues get in the way. 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.”