By Justin Thomas

Celebrity couple Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy welcomed their son Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy on January 4, and excitedly told UsMagazine.com, “This is, without a doubt, the best thing that has ever happened to us!” soon after the birth. Peta celebrated the new dad’s 37th birthday with two heartfelt “Happy Birthday” pics posted to her Instagram. The first post featured a charming photo of the couple perfectly captioned, “To my best friend…my partner, for the remainder of the most incredible years to come. You are forever the light that makes my soul ignite, you’re the text book definition of my true soul mate. I never believed in one until I met you. My love for you is never ending #HappyBirthdayMaks.” And if that wasn’t enough to leave you “aww”ing,  her next post will do it. With a heart melting black and white photo of Chmerkovskiy holding their son, she captioned the photo, “…and to the best Father in the world Happy Birthday, Shai is so fortunate to have you as his guardian and protector for life. I see you with him and cry with the amount of love that is in your eyes. Our love for you is for eternity, forever the 3 of us are together.”

Even celebrity baby parents need to make each other feel special. What are some ways to keep the spark alive in your relationship when you have an infant?

Cupid’s Advice:

The happier you are in your relationship the better parent you’ll be, and of course that will reflect on the child. It can get hard to keep the spark in your relationship after a baby so here are some tips from Cupid to keep the fire burning:

1. Communication is key: No matter what the dynamic may be in your relationship, know that parenting is a tough transition for everyone to make. This isn’t the time for the blame game; it’s time for major collaboration.

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2. “We” time: Once you welcome a baby into the world, focuses shift and often times it’s easy to forget that you’re in a relationship. But remember that aside from being parents, you are both partners. Make time for romance with a date night or romantic dinner or whatever it takes to feed your relationship.

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3. The extra mile: After or beyond the date night, remember to keep things exciting by trying new things together. Research actually shows that engaging in new experiences can bring couples closer together, especially in trying times.

What are some ways you keep things exciting in your relationship after having a baby? Share your thoughts below!