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Peta Murgatroyd Gets Real About Her Post-Baby Bod, Enjoys 'First Date Night of 2017' With Maksim Chmerkovskiy

by Latifah Muhammad 10:07 PM PST, January 15, 2017
Playing Peta Murgatroyd Gets Real About Her Post-Baby Bod, Enjoys 'First Date Night of 2017' With Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Peta Murgatroyd has no shame about showing her post-baby body.

On Sunday, the Dancing With the Stars pro shared a snap of her belly taken eight days after she welcomed son Shai with fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

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In the post, dubbed, "Real life," the 30-year-old dancer explained that it takes time for most women to get back to their pre-baby weight and figure.

"I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant," Murgatroyd captioned a mirror selfie showing off her bulging belly. “Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most. The female body is incredible and resilient, but healing and strengthening take time. Now it's time for patience and hard work. Lots of love to all the new mamas out there on the journey."

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Murgratroyd gave birth to Shai on Jan. 4, and while it's safe to say that the new parents probably aren’t getting much sleep, they have found time for a night of parental fun. The lovebirds enjoyed sushi in New York City for their “first date night of 2017.”

Chmerkovskiy posted a sweet snap with his "queen" on Saturday, revealing that they had to skip dessert because Murgatroyd is breast feeding and her "boobs" were "filling up."

Days after Murgatroyd gave birth, Chmerkovsky excitedly dished to ET about their newborn son's daily routine.

"Shai has been doing all of the things a newborn should do," Maks shared. "Napping in his crib, snuggling with us and eating."

See the couple's adorable baby nursery below.

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