Peta and Maks told GMA that Shai looks more like his mother. "I was hoping that he'd look like me and have her personality," Maks admitted. "I'm just worried a little bit now because he looks like her."
And a closeup of baby Shai revealed his cute nose and his big lips. It was the first time fans have gotten to see his face. "We just wanted to sort of settle in to ... this is our child, and every time somebody comes over, you kind of share him with somebody else," Maks said.
Watch Maks and Peta introduce baby Shai below.
The couple also revealed the meaning behind the boy's name. According to Maks, "Shai" is the Hebrew word for "gift."
And while Shai is just a baby, Maks and Peta are already thinking about his future. Surprisingly, neither wants him to follow in their footsteps as dancers. Maks is instead hoping that he will become an NBA player and get a "billion dollar contract."
For now, however, Maks and Peta are busy preparing for their summer wedding. Peta revealed that it will be a large, three-day event with about 300 guests. And Shai will have some role, as well. But planning the ceremony while caring for a newborn hasn't been easy.
"I had a moment of 'Should we put it on hold for a little bit?'" Peta said. "... [But Maks] said 'No way, baby we're getting married.'"
Fans have been clamoring for a photo of Shai ever since he was born back in January. But Maks and Peta made it clear from the start that they would keep him out of the public eye for a while. A week after Shai's birth, Peta wrote on Instagram, "We can't wait to share him with you, but for the first most crucial weeks of his life we're just keeping him for ourselves and soaking up these moments."
Maks similarly wrote, "I don't let too many people come see my son and I don't want to put any of him on social media just yet. @petamurgatroyd and I just want to enjoy our little family, together with our loved ones, and take in all the precious moments which we'll never get back."
While this was the first time Shai's face was shown on camera, Maks and Peta had posted glimpses of him on social media. On Tuesday, Maks published the photo above for Valentine's Day.
He captioned the pic, "Happy V-Day to my absolute number one Thank you, I love you and I'm in love with us... #Family #babyChmerkovskiy #HappyValentinesDay." The back of Shai's head was also visible in photos the couple posted promoting the GMA interview.
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