“I was just so focused on having a child the last two years, that it took away from everything,” she acknowledged. “And once I had let it go and I had made peace with the fact that this could actually be it, it could be one child for me, that’s when it happened.”
And yet, she continued, “I don’t like to say that, because it doesn’t happen for many women like that. I got lucky and I’m grateful for that. I would get so annoyed when people used to say, ‘Just relax. Take it easy.’ Like, ‘Shut up, okay?'”
Inching closer to the halfway point and already feeling the first slight flutters (“I haven’t felt any big kicks yet, I think that’s coming in the next couple of weeks”), her excitement is growing along with her belly. Even more so when Shai asks to play music for the baby and talk to his little brother or sister.
Already logging some big brother experience thanks to the arrival of his new cousin, the baby boy Maks’ brother Val Chmerkovskiy and wife Jenna Johnson welcomed Jan. 10, “I’m astonished at how gentle he is with babies,” marveled Peta. “He held Jenna and Val’s baby the other day and he loved it. He loved holding the paci in his mouth and he was just so good.”