The Sweet & Simple Way Peta Murgatroyd Incorporated Her 10-Month-Old Son Shai into Her DWTS Routine

Peta Murgatroyd kept her baby child nearby to her heart in a honeyed approach on Monday’s Dancing with a Stars.

Although her son, Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy, wasn’t physically benefaction during a routine, Murgatroyd, 31, did incorporate a 10-month-old, whom she shares with father and associate pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, into a dance.

The new mom achieved a samba with luminary partner Nick Lachey for a existence dance competition’s Movie Night and sported brownish-red leather for a Western-themed number. And when a span perceived comments and scores (26/40) from a judges, cameras prisoner a adorably elementary tribute: a “SHAI” necklace, that she frequently wears when a cameras aren’t rolling.



Shai was born at 5:34 a.m. in New York City on Wednesday, Jan. 4. “This is, though a doubt, a best thing that has ever happened to us!” a integrate pronounced in a matter to PEOPLE.

“Being a mom to Shai has been a best thing that’s ever happened to me — it’s what creates me happiest. we would spend each second of a day with him if we could. But we also consider it’s good for me to get behind to work,” Murgatroyd wrote in a PEOPLE disdainful DWTS blog in March.

“That’s not to contend it’s been easy. It’s full-on. It’s a outrageous onslaught with scheduling. we have to have my whole day designed out before we leave a residence so we know if I’ll be behind in time to feed Shai or if a nanny will have to do it. And if that has to happen, we usually concede myself to skip one feeding a day,” she continued. “Maks apparently doesn’t have to feed Shai each 3 hours though he likes to spend as most time as probable with him so we’re unequivocally advantageous we’re means to have stretchable schedules while we both work on a show.”

In a new PEOPLE disdainful blog, Murgatroyd opened adult about her son’s frightful hospitalization and because she’ll never forget a “traumatic experience“.

“It was so touching to get to tell Nick and Vanessa [Lachey]’s adore story, though afterwards we also got to hear about Vanessa and Nick welcoming their son Phoenix early and carrying to spend 6 weeks in a sanatorium with him. we positively cried examination their package. we consider saying another mom go by something like that unequivocally hits tighten to home,” Murgatroyd said.

“Our son Shai was in sanatorium for 3 days when he was 11 days aged and that was a unequivocally dire experience,” she continued. “I’ll never forget those days so we can’t even fathom what Nick and Vanessa went by for 6 weeks with Phoenix.”

Dancing with a Stars front Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC