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February 16, 2017 01:55 PM

There’s no kiss like a baby kiss.

On Thursday, new dad Maks Chmerkovskiy shared a sweet photo to Instagram in which he’s planting a gentle smooch on his 6-week-old son Shai Aleksander, as mom Peta Murgatroyd cradles him and a camera person can be seen off to the side.

“Tune in to @goodmorningamerica TOMORROW to see @paulafaris ‘s attempt at interviewing Shai and hear why @petamurgatroyd and I wanted to keep him out of public eyes,” writes Chmerkovskiy, 37, in the kitchen shot. “#BabyChmerkovskiyBigDebut #GMA.”

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“Family photo: I’m always trying to get a word in, and Maks is making a fortress around the baby!” Murgatroyd, 30, captioned a similar shot in which her fellow pro-dancer fiancé is hamming it up for the cameras a bit.

“Watch @maksimc, Shai and I tomorrow morning on @goodmorningamerica! We gave the crew a little glimpse at our new life as a family of 3.”

Shai is the first child for the couple, who were engaged in December 2015 and are planning a summer 2017 wedding.

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The family recently celebrated their first Valentine’s Day as a threesome, with both Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd taking to Instagram to express their love and gratitude for one another.

“To the loves of my life … my one and only Valentine, Papa @maksimc … I love you and our little Shai more than ever,” Murgatroyd captioned a hospital snap of the family.

“This is without a doubt the most special and significant Valentines Day for me #happymom #myeverythings XO.”

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