“DWTS” pro Peta Murgatroyd opens up about the changes she never expected with her new post-baby body

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Peta Murgatroyd is learning to embrace her new body just weeks after delivering her son, Shai.

The “Dancing with the Stars” pro and new mom decided to post about her new body and accepting the changes in a very honest Instagram post on Sunday.

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“Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth,” she wrote. “I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant. Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most.”

She continued, “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. #yesihaveascrunchieinmyhair #shaiiswortheverypound.”

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Murgatroyd might be showing off her post-baby body, but she and fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy are keeping their new little one off of social media, at least for now.

“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,” Murgatroyd wrote on Instagram earlier this week. “Thank you for your patience and all of your love.”

(h/t PEOPLE)

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