Nearly a month after giving birth to her son, Brooke Burke and her fiancé David Charvet have finally settled on a name for their son: Shaya.
“You heard it here first! We have finally settled on a name,” Brooke wrote on her Baboosh blog. “We waited our whole lives for our son, and couldn’t find the perfect fit. Poor guy! Now it’s official. Shaya Charvet. We played with so many different names, and both loved Shaya the most. It means God’s gift in Hebrew.”
Still undecided though is Shaya’s middle name, but the couple is slowly making progress.
“David came up with a middle name, Braven, which I really like. I want to give him part of my name too, so I am thinking about double Bs in the middle like my initials, Braven-Burke.”
Shaya was born on March 5th and joins big sisters Neriah, 7, Sierra, 5, Brooke’s daughters from her first marriage to plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher, and Heaven Rain, her 1-year-old with David. Being the first boy will guarantee Shaya some extra atttention, Brooke, 36, adds.
“He is the last Charvet to carry on David’s family name. He is also the first boy in David’s family, the little brother of three princesses, and my youngest. Ya think he is gonna be spoiled?!?! We haven’t agreed on the middle name yet, but for all those who have been asking, Shaya Charvet it is!”
And Brooke wrote the following on her blog today:
I started walking this week. We have an amazing 4-mile hike through the mountains in our neighborhood. David and I decided to do it together 3 times a week. We put Rain and Shaya in our dbl stroller and together we work out for 1-½ hours. Much of the walk is up hill, which is so tough, pushing the kids. David does that part. Once we head up the steepest hill, we can see an amazing view of Malibu?s coastline. On a clear day, I can see across the ocean from Santa Monica, all the way to Catalina Island. It is such a peaceful, calming and inspiring walk. We both are totally sleep deprived, but the fresh air, challenge, and the accomplishment is so helpful to us. I know, as a mother that time for us is the first thing to go. I am making myself do this walk even on harder days because I am committed to not losing myself completely on this journey. In that hour, I do a lot of thinking, I take my deepest breaths of the day, and I try to appreciate all the things in my life, both good and bad. We usually walk in silence, which I really enjoy. When I reach the top of the mountain each time, I feel a sense of accomplishment for myself, besides the million other things I do in a day for everyone else.
I think that exercise is a great stress reliever, even in your most fatigued state of mind. I will begin doing Pilates again as soon as my Dr. permits, but for now a simple walk is so great!
Shaya is mostly eating and sleeping these days, I had forgotten how uneventful the beginning really is. Rain was going through a tough time, adjusting to a new baby that is taking mommy?s time. She is getting better now, finally kissing him and innocently trying to shove his bottle in his mouth. She is fussier than ever, but I am trying to love her struggles away. Neriah and Sierra are two years apart and that was much easier than the 14 months that separate Rain and Shaya. We are all hanging in there. I sometimes cannot believe the site of my family of SIX!