sunnyandshay @sunnyandshay
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1k Posts
9k Followers
172 Following
Mon to Thurs from 2pm on BBC WM • Fri-Sat from 10pm & Sundays from 6pm on BBC Radio London • Radio • TV • Husband&Wife • Listen Anywhere In The World
BREASTS BE BLOOMING - 5 months pregnant A woman’s body fascinates me. We have the ability to grow a baby within 9 months but within that time our body also prepares to feed our child too. UNBELIEVABLE.... At this period of time I was coming to terms with the the shoulder pains I was suffering with daily. I was sat talking to my midwife when she asked me how I was to which I responded, ‘I can’t sleep but it’s because my shoulders are aching constantly and I have no idea why!’ to which she pointed towards my breasts. I couldn’t stop laughing because it didn’t even occur to me that I was soooo top heavy. My mother, her mother and my great grand mother all breast feed their children so growing up I always hoped that I would be able to do the same but typically never thought about the process. What would it mean? How would breastfeeding happen? Would I wake up after giving birth and miraculously there would be milk? Not quite, your body gives you all the signs that things are changing, that it is developing and ultimately that your body truly is no longer yours. They call it Mother Nature for a reason and Mother Nature really did take over. At this point I knew that no matter what size, no matter what the weight my breasts were blooming and I was blooming happy too!!! I will be sharing more details on breastfeeding in the coming weeks. The do’s and don’ts from what I have learnt. Please leave your comments below if you have been or are pregnant. I would love to hear your experience.We wanted to thank everyone for all your kinds words after watching @c4oneborn on @channel4 we’ve been overwhelmed by the love and the response from the show!! You can still watch it on 4od
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EMOTIONS - 4 Months Pregnant This word can mean so much and I’ve often heard that women are more in tune with their emotions than men. In fact, I believe irregardless of your gender, male or female we are all in tune with our emotions at different times of our life. Being pregnant really puts this to the test. Because, your hormones are running riot. I was coming to terms with taking medication every day due to my hyperaemisis (chronic vomiting) which meant a constant internal battle of guilt. Was I doing the right thing by taking this amount of medication? How would if effect my child? Was I going to give the baby the best start in life by taking 3 tablets a day which helped me function. Hormones were array, emotions were like a roller coaster ride and at 4 months there were times I would question how I felt the way I did and why. The truth is there were so many hormones running through me I would forget there was a baby growing inside me too. It meant that at times I felt mentally and physically exhausted and just drained. There is never any shame in giving into your own pain and just taking a rest. It was therefore so reassuring to know that Sunny didn’t mind if all I wanted to do was stay in bed or lie down all day. But alongside this he understood that at times I needed my own space too. There were days I felt over the moon, days I felt down in the dumps and days I couldn’t control if I was coming or going. But, that’s ok because our emotions are what make us feel alive and theses emotions also never let us forget we are in the midst of creating new life within us. Watch the birth of Baby Tyra tomorrow at 9pm on @channel4 @c4oneborn
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2 HEARTBEATS IN 1 BODY On 21st March the birth of Tyra will be broadcast on @channel4 @c4oneborn In the lead up I’ll be sharing a photo series created by Sunny and @indysagoo to document our pregnancy. RESILIENCE - 3 months pregnant Never in my life have I felt such apprehension and fear like this. The reason being I was discharged from hospital after nearly loosing my baby not once but twice. Unbeknownst to me I was 3 weeks pregnant when I slipped in the rain down a flight of stairs and nearly broke my collar bone. Rushed to A&E Sunny was by my side when the doctor asked if I was pregnant. In pain, I said no and 6 hours later was discharged with pain killers. A week later I was vomiting non stop and it was then that I realised I was pregnant! The joy was overwhelming, the excitement unbearable and the love I had for my unborn child uncontrollable. I was so lucky not to loose the baby from the fall and so my journey to motherhood began at 4 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with chronic vomiting known as hyperamasis. For 8 months I was vomiting every day and in the initial weeks I thought it was normal not to be able to hold down a sip of water, I thought morning sickness meant vomiting 19 times a day and I thought my rapid weight loss was common in pregnancies. How wrong was I? My GP called to explain that the dizziness and weakness was because my body was severely dehydrated. Fine I thought, I’ll force myself to drink more water and surely some of it will stay down? Wrong, Sunny’s sister @kakichaudhary rushed me to A&E and I was admitted for 4 days. I’ll never forget the gynaecologists words when she said I was very lucky that after 7 days of no fluid in my body the baby’s heartbeat hadn’t weakened or in fact stopped! It was then, in that moment I realised that I had 2 heartbeats and not 1. Both precious and both my responsibility. When faced with death we do not realise how resilient we are. With pain our inner strength resonates through and the truth is that EVERY pregnancy is hard, it’s painful and there will be some form of difficulties. It’s how we react to those difficultie that determine our fate and in my case my unborn child’s.
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A very Happy Mother’s Day Shay! After 14 years together we are now parents and you’ve made being a Mum look effortless. I know how hard your pregnancy was but you continued always with a smile. You’ve talked on our shows @bbcradiolondon and @bbcwm About always wanted to do the best for Tyra. Well today I celebrate the Mother that you are who loves unconditionally and Tyra is blessed because I know you will always be there for her. Rab Rakha xXx
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Tyra’s first meal on Mother’s Day and you can clearly see she has got her Dad’s appetite!
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My 3 Grewal Girls... Happy 1st Grand Mothers Day Dadi Ji (Mum) and Happy 1st Mothers Day Shay xXx
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No words can express the happiness you feel to be stood by the one you love when you receive an award and @awaawardsuk not only recognised my achievements but those of my husband Sunny. 14 years ago we started our journey as a couple and 2017 was a year in which we were recognised for our work at @bbcradiolondon @bbcwm but it’s also the year we became parents to a young baby girl who we hope will strive to achieve her dreams when she becomes a woman.
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The night I won the @awaawardsuk will always be extra special for me because it was the first time I felt my unborn child kick! Adrenaline pumping I walked to the stage with sheer excitement and shock that I had won. Once on stage, I had to take a moment, breath and recognise that things would never be the same after this moment as I was now stood amongst my peers excepting an award I felt recognised all the sacrifices I had made and just then I felt my child kick!! Unbeknownst to the audience I was 4.5 months pregnant and want to thank the fantastic team at @mairs for designing this bespoke piece alongside the fantastic @thebeautybibi for the hair and makeup as they made me feel a million dollars even though I had been at the hospital all morning with Hyperemesis.
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