Giuliana and Bill Rancic cried many tears before new son was born
Posted on 12 September 2012
For many people, changing a baby's diaper is a chore. Maybe it's the fact newborns usually throw a fit when someone gets near their tush, or that some people have never been near a baby. Then again, it could just be the smell. We're not really sure, but what we are certain about is that E! News Host Giuliana Rancic loves this part of momma-duty.
"I'd never changed more than a diaper or two in my life," Rancic told Life & Style Magazine. "Now it's like the littlest things that make me happy - happier than I've ever been."
On August 29, baby Edward Duke was born in Denver, Colorado, via a gestational surrogate. For a very long time, Giuliana and her hubby Bill were trying to conceive. The new mom underwent multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization only to find out later that not only was she not pregnant, she also had breast cancer. After a double mastectomy in 2011, her doctors told her that she should wait at least five years to begin trying again.
Instead of holding back that long, the dynamic duo took matters into their own hands and almost a year later, this prize was born.
"I couldn't believe that all those years of struggling and the tears actually paid off," Giuliana told the magazine. "Every shot, every doctor's visit - in the end, when you're holding your baby in your arms, you forget it all, and it's worth it."
If you are struggling with infertility, you shouldn't feel alone. According to the Center for Disease Control, 10 percent or 6.1 million women have trouble getting pregnant. If you are one of them, you may benefit from talking to your doctor, who can refer you to a fertility specialist.