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Giuliana Rancic: motherhood is everything I had hoped for and more

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10/04/2012 by Olivia Allin

Giuliana Rancic opened up about her new baby and said that motherhood is even better than she expected it would be.

"It's awesome. I knew it was going to be great, especially because we worked so hard at having a baby and we wanted a baby so bad, but it's even better than I expected," Rancic told Parade magazine.

The 37-year-old E! News host and her husband Bill welcomed baby Edward on August 29, with the help of a surrogate.

"I think the biggest surprise is probably enjoying those overnight feedings," she said. "I love them and look forward to them because I get to spend time with the baby... He's really opening his eyes now, and when he opens his eyes and stares at you for ten minutes at a time while you're feeding him, you just realize why there's that mother-son bond and I say to myself: 'How am I ever going to say no to this kid!' He's got me. It's everything I had hoped for and more."

Rancic and her husband struggled to have children for years. Rancic had a miscarriage in 2010 and also attempted two in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. She was diagnosed with breast cancer during a doctor's appointment to discuss a third. She underwent a double mastectomy in December 2011.

"I remember getting diagnosed last September, and it's fair to say that it was the worst day of my life, yet three weeks ago, I had the best day of my life, seeing my baby boy come into the world," she told the magazine. "That was truly the best day of my life. It just really teaches you so much about how resilient we are, and how strong we are. If you just stay positive, if you can just believe that there is a reason bad things are happening, some good can come out of it and you try to do good with what's happening to you. There will be a light at the end of the tunnel."

Rancic and her husband star in the E! reality series, "Giuliana & Bill," which returned for season five on October 2.

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