Courtesy Edyta Sliwinska
No amount of dress rehearsals could prepare them for this: their baby boy is here!
Former Dancing with the Stars professionals Edyta Sliwinska and her husband Alec Mazo welcomed a son, Michael Alexander Mazo, on Saturday, Jan. 4, she confirms to PEOPLE.
“We are extremely happy and in love with him. So far it’s been the most amazing experience of my life,” Sliwinska, 32, tells PEOPLE.
“Even though I’ve been told how incredible it is to be a mom, I never imagined I would enjoy so much every minute spent with my little munchkin.”
After Sliwinska and Mazo, 35, competed on the show for 10 and four seasons respectively, she announced her focus would be shifting to starting a family. In October, the couple — who have been together for 13 years — announced they were they were expecting.
“It’s difficult for a dancer because deciding to have a baby means taking yourself out of the game for awhile,” Sliwinska told PEOPLE following her pregnancy announcement.
Fortunately, she wasn’t alone — friend and fellow DWTS pro Anna Trebunskaya is expecting a baby girl in February.
Our bundle of joy, born on Jan 4th! We are in love and as happy as can be!!! pic.twitter.com/6Z6BPufwYq
— Edyta Sliwinska (@Edyta_Sliwinska) January 9, 2014
Thank you everyone! We are very lucky to include Michael Alexander in our family.
— Edyta Sliwinska (@Edyta_Sliwinska) January 10, 2014
– Anya Leon with reporting by Monica Rizzo