Strictly’s Sandy pregnant

By admin
24 February 2011

The ball-shaped pendant hanging on a long silver chain bounces across her burgeoning belly and she can’t help but smile. “Baby can hear the bell and feels safe,” TV personality Sandy Ehrenreich (previously Ngema) says.

She’s six months pregnant and fascinated by the soothing effect the bauble has on the baby. “I wish I’d had this when I was expecting my two girls; it would have stopped them kicking so much!”

Sandy (43) is enjoying her third pregnancy – and is much calmer than she was 19 years ago when she gave birth to her first daughter, Lulu.

Sandy is practically glowing in the leafy surrounds of The Farmhouse, a guesthouse in Linden, Joburg, where we’re chatting to her and her husband, businessman Peter Ehrenreich (45).

They met on a flight to Durban in 2007 and tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at Kloofzicht at the Cradle of Humankind near Joburg in 2009 but they never expected to have a child together.

“It’s a blessing and a miracle,” Sandy says.

Nevertheless she and Peter are overjoyed about the baby, due to arrive in early winter. “Our due date is 13 June so we have time to prepare,” Peter says.

They have a real Rainbow Nation family and their new baby will be a Zulu Viking, Peter jokes.

“Our baby will know he or she is loved no matter what,” Sandy adds. “We just want a healthy baby with 10 perfect fingers and 10 perfect toes – that’s all that counts.”

Doctors have assured the couple the baby is growing normally. They’ve just had their six-month scan and have seen a 4D image of their child. Sandy is relieved that despite the risks associated with older women falling pregnant she and the baby are in tip-top shape.

She’s going to take it easy after the birth, Sandy says. She runs a brand solutions company and is the face of Zoot Review, an Australian-based company that does infomercials for local and international brands.

“When the baby is born I plan to take four months maternity leave and will focus more on my family,” she says. “Motherhood is a blessing. There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing.”

The full interview appears in YOU, 3 March 2011.

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