LITTLE People, Big World star Matt Roloff shared a rare photo of Jacob & Isabel’s newborn son Mateo during his first meeting with his grandson.
Jacob, 24, and Isabel, 25, made a firm parenting decision to keep Mateo’s face off of social media after secretly welcoming their son.
In the latest photo posted to social media, Mateo meets his grandfather, Jacob’s father Matt.
Mateo is wearing an adorable teddy bear onesie, as Matt is sitting at his home office desk.
Matt has a wide and proud smile spread across his face, but Mateo’s face is still hidden from the camera as his head is tilted into his grandfather’s chest.
The Little People star captioned his post: “Got to hang out with this little dream boat today… he looks like a bear… but his name is Mateo.”
He revealed the meaning behind Jacob and Isabel‘s name choice: “A big nod to his grandpa.”
Isabel responded to Matt’s post and commented, “He loves his grandpa!” of which Matt responded with, “Grandpa loves MTR.”
However, there has been controversy over Mateo’s face being concealed from the cameras.
Back in December, Jacob clapped back at a troll who demanded Isabel show Mateo’s face in photos on social media, and the controversy continues in the comments on Matt’s new post.
Last month, Isabel posted a photo of her newborn son Mateo on social media experiencing his first snow.
He was held up to the outdoors in the same teddy bear onesie, which Isabel posted a follow up story today explaining that the onesie is from Carter’s.
However, in both the original post and the follow up story, the newborn’s face was concealed, as Isabel held him so the back of his head was facing the camera.
She called the moment “so magical” and Amy Roloff commented: “Cutest little bear.”
Most fans also agreed the moment was precious, but Isabel’s husband Jacob clapped back at a troll who had some issues with her post.
The user commented: “Just turn him around, what’s the problem?”
Jacob clapped back: “You.”
His protective comment racked up over 700 likes and fans rallied up behind Jacob to defend him and Isabel’s parenting decision.
CELEBRATING TWO WEEKS
In mid-December, Isabel shared another sweet snap of her son online.
She captioned the post: “I have a two week old.”
Isabel shared the photo to her Instagram Story.
Mateo was largely covered in the photo, but a portion of his outfit or blanket, as well as Isabel’s finger tips holding him, could be seen.
The post included a sticker that read: “I love you so, so hard, like the most ever.”
Isabel has shared many snippets of her son since his birth.
After his arrival, she shared a black-and-white photo of his fingers wrapped around hers.
She included several details of his birth, writing: “Mateo Tomás is here and he’s perfect. He came one week ago 12/4 at 12:40 am.”
She revealed in her post that his birth didn’t go according to plan, writing: “Our birth story didn’t go as planned; as we know life rarely ever does.
“These past few weeks have show me what true surrender and trust looks like. I have never been more hands on my knees afraid and I have also never known. a love so big.
“Seeing Jacob as a father is the most heartwarming thing I have ever witnessed. Being a mother is the most myself I have ever felt.”
She continued: “Through all of this, I am just affirmed now more than ever that our angels are always looking out for us.”
Although the post didn’t feature a full look at the baby, fans and friend gushed over the child in the comments.
Tori Roloff, Isabel’s sister-in-law, commented: “Ahhh da wittle bingies!”
Audrey, who met Mateo recently, wrote: “I love him so much And you are a warrior Izzy. So much of motherhood is surrendering and trusting and you’ve already learned to do that with so much grace. I love you!”
Isabel has had some struggles since Mateo’s birth as well, admitting to feeling “lonely and isolated.”