AceShowbiz - Shanina Shaik feels "ready" for motherhood. Expecting her first child with her boyfriend Matthew Adesuyan, the Australian model has taken to Instagram to look forward to the challenge.
"Thank you for choosing me to be your Mum," the 31-year-old wrote on the photo-sharing platform. "I have always wanted you for as long as I can remember, and at times my patience was tested. The timing had to be right, and I can say with confidence that I am ready to be your guide, your protector and your best friend. (sic)"
Shanina is learning more and more about motherhood with every passing week. The brunette beauty, who was born in Melbourne, Australia, continued, "As each month goes by during this precious journey of pregnancy, I am learning what the role of being a mother entails."
"I worry a lot, especially about your well being and development," she added. "It's a feeling that I've never experienced before, not even about myself. I would do anything for you, be anything for you and sacrifice anything for you."
Hailing her own mother as "an amazing woman" who has "set the bar high," Shanina now wants to match her mum's standards over the coming years. She wrote on Instagram, "I want to raise you as she raised me; to be kind, caring, thoughtful and to be the best version of yourself."
"I want to guide you to dream big and work hard, to live your life with passion and to reach your goals, no matter what they are," she continued with promises for her unborn child. "I want you to know that no matter what life throws at you, you can count on me to be there for you."