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Welcome to the World, Baby Chmerkovskiy

Welcome to the World, Baby Chmerkovskiy

Maks and I are so excited to announce the arrival of our son, Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy.

Born on January 4 at 5:34 in the morning, baby Chmerkovskiy came into this world at a healthy 7lbs-11oz and 54cm in length.

Shai (pronounced “shy” for the curious) and I are both doing great and Maks is probably the calmest, most serene I’ve ever seen him. Being a Daddy suits him; he even changed Shai’s first diaper! Overall, we’re settling in nicely. He’s sleeping in his crib every night and feeding regularly. I am exhausted, but so excited to have this little man home at last.

I’ll share more updates soon – including pictures! Until then, check out the really sweet feature People Magazine did on our nursery designed by the wonderful Vanessa Antonelli. You can read it here online or pick up your copy on the newsstands.

Again, thank you for all of your well wishes, blessings and patience during this exciting time. He’s lucky boy to be so loved by his family and amazing people like you.

Photo Credit: Daniel Zelikovsky

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  1. Congratulations on your new baby Shai! Love you and Maks(and Val, can’t forget him). It’s been sweet to watch your journey on DWTS and I am looking forward to your new journey on here. Blessings to you all!

    Posted by: Christine Anderson on February 7, 2017 at 9:07 pm
  2. How did you choose baby’s first name? Also curious, Maks sent out a post on Monday I believe that you were on the way to the hospital, then the putting on makeup post, but Shai wasn’t born until Wednesday. Did you have a false alarm? The Maks/Peta fans were so anxious all that time to hear how baby and Mom were. Hope you both continue to cherish every moment because the time flies by and they aren’t little infants anymore. Cannot wait to see a photo of the three of you….

    Posted by: Donna Schra on February 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm