It’s a boy for Dean Sheremet and Vanessa Black.
The chef and cookbook author delivered the joyous news on Sunday, August 5 in a statement shared by blog Nat’s Next Adventure that he has become a first-time dad.
“Vanessa and I are so overcome with joy to welcome our beautiful baby boy ATLAS WILDING SHEREMET-BLACK into this crazy world,” the chef wrote, adding that their son was born at 12:24 a.m., and weighed 8 lbs. and 3 o.z.
Dean Sheremet, 37, also revealed, “baby boy road a roller coaster to get here,” and added that his partner “Vanessa is my hero.”
In addition to his statement, Dean shared first photos of his family of three. In one of the pictures, the new father is kissing his fiancée Vanessa on the forehead as she cradles their newborn son.
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BABYMAMA is a new food new series I’m launching for new mamas with easy to prepare recipes, tips and tricks to nourish you for 40 weeks and beyond. When I found out Vanessa and I were expecting my whole focus shifted into helping her navigate through all the misinformation and unnecessary fear that exists around pregnancy. I designed a program that helped get her body ready for the task of delivering a baby and becoming a mom. I’ve merged my knowledge of fine dining and my background as a pre and post natal corrective exercise specialist to create a plan that not only grows a healthy baby, but helps momma to thrive while doing it. It's a simple, easy and a fun way to share time with your partner as you prepare to welcome your newest family member.
Sheremet went on to write gushing over his fiancée Vanessa’s strength and courage, “I’ve never met a more courageous, example of love, strength or bravery in my life. I have such incredible respect for every woman who steps up to this momentous task. I am forever in awe.”
“Today was a reminder that even the best-laid plans can completely go up in smoke, but as long as we have a healthy mommy and healthy baby, in the end, nothing else matters,” he added. “Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love and well wishes. We love you all.”
Dean also shared an adorable picture of Atlas sticking out his tongue while napping and one of his first father-son moments as Dean holds his boy skin to skin against his chest.
The proud new papa also shared his news via Instagram with a different series of photos, including one of Atlas holding onto his mama’s fingers.
“Meet our new partner in crime,” he wrote alongside the series. “If the way you entered into this world is any indication of the life we will share, V and I are in for a wild ride.”
Congrats on your healthy baby boy!