The Australian model, 31, announced that she and her boyfriend Matthew Adesuyan are currently expecting their first baby together in an Instagram post on Sunday.
Sharing a series of photographs of herself cradling her growing baby bump, Shaik addressed the post to her unborn child, who she called “the new love of my life.”
“As each month goes by during this precious journey of pregnancy, I am learning what the role of being a mother entails,” added Shaik. “I worry a lot, especially about your well being and development. 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.”
The expectant mother then wrote that her child “will be supported and loved through every moment in your life, just as I have been.”
“Mummy and Daddy can’t wait to meet you,” she concluded her lengthy post.
Shortly before sharing her pregnancy news with the world on social media, Shaik chatted with PEOPLE about the exciting moment and what it means to her to become a mother.
Shaik said that her pregnancy overall has “been a really pleasant, healthy, and amazing experience.”
“I’ve been quite lucky and I’m just excited to finally share the news,” she continued. “It is quite exciting for myself and my partner and our families as well.”
Shaik added that she is expecting a “Fall baby” and is currently in her “second trimester,” which, for her, means “It’s getting harder to hide [my baby bump].”
Shaik also said that her partner is “so happy” that he is going to become a father, noting, “He’s over the moon and he’s so supportive.”
“He’s just excited to share this experience together as well,” she added. “We’re very much in love, and to bring a beautiful life into this world is quite special.”
In preparation for the arrival of her baby later this year, Shaik said she has “been trying to obtain advice from all ends, and especially from my girlfriends who’ve had babies before.”
The star is now set to share some of that advice, as well as other tips and tricks she has learned thus far in her pregnancy journey by hosting an hour-long Amazon Live session on Monday, starting at 1 p.m. EST.
Shaik also plans to showcase some of her favorite products that she has purchased from Amazon amid her pregnancy, including Belly Buds.