"I'm already in love with being his grandma," Little People, Big World matriarch Amy Roloff tells PEOPLE of welcoming grandson Jackson Kyle to their family

By Patrick Gomez
June 05, 2017 05:48 PM

The Roloffs couldn’t wait to welcome their first grandson.

“I feel blessed and beyond excited that the Roloff farm is alive and well with the birth of Jackson Kyle,” Little People, Big World patriarch Matt Roloff tells PEOPLE exclusively of his son Zach’s newborn, who is featured in the current issue of the magazine.

“There’s definitely a new sheriff in town,” continues Matt. “I can’t wait for him to create childhood memories on the farm like Zach did.”

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Zach has also expressed joy that his son — who, like him, was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism — will enjoy life on his family’s rural Oregon farm.

“You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” Zach says in this week’s PEOPLE. “But I knew — dwarf or not — I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy. You have to earn it.”


His mom Amy — whose divorce from Matt was finalized last year — is also thrilled her son and his wife Tori have expanded their family.

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“Zach and Tori love kids and I know they will be wonderful, loving, awesome parents. They have so much love to give Jackson,” says Amy. “I’m already in love with being his grandma! God is good.”

Little People, Big World airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.