Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy Welcome First Child, a Baby Boy!
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Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy Welcome First Child, a Baby Boy!


Welcome to the world, Baby Chmerkovskiy!

Dancing With the Stars couple Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy welcomed their first child on Wednesday, January 4 — and he's a bouncing baby boy with a perfect name. 

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Peta, 30, and Maks, 36, named their son Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy.

The adorable baby name comes as a surprise, since the new mom and her handsome fiancé decided to keep their child's moniker a secret until his birth.

What isn’t surprising? Just how much the DWTS duo already loves their little boy.

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New daddy Maks is waiting to gush about his bundle of joy on Instagram, but he did share video leading up to the excitement of his birth. 

The DWTS champ posted a clip of presumably himself and his fiancée racing through the streets of New York City in the wee hours of Monday.

The new daddy followed up the video with a gorgeous photo of Peta just moments before she gave birth. 

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“But first...a little make up [sic],” Maks wrote of a hospital bed-bound Peta, who still managed to wield a mascara wand. 

Newly-minted uncle Val Chmerkovskiy also hyped up his nephew's birth by confirming he would skip a Dancing With the Stars Live tour stop to meet the newest member of his family. 

All of this family love follows nine months of excitement over Baby Chmerkovskiy’s arrival.

Peta and Maks announced their pregnancy in June 2016, a little over a year after they rekindled their romance.

The happy news came just a month after the mommy-to-be won Dancing Season 22 with Nyle DiMarco — which was a feat considering her debilitating morning sickness.

“I was so sick,” the beautiful blonde told People at the time of her pregnancy announcement.

“Nyle would see me falling asleep on the couches and on the floor of the rehearsal studio. He’d look at me like, ‘What’s going on?’ And I’d go, ‘Oh, I’m just tired.’”

That wasn’t the pregnant dancer’s only covert operation during her winning season.

“I had to make sure my costumes were hiding it as much as possible, but a couple of people noticed,” she revealed.

“Nyle actually came up to me and wrote me a text that said, ‘I know.’”

At least the pro will have nothing to hide during her summer 2017 wedding with the father of her child.

“The timing is perfect, actually,” Peta said.

“I’ll have the baby in January and then I’ll still have about six months to prepare for the wedding.”