Bill and Giuliana Rancic: Not Quite Ready for Their Baby (Girl? Boy?)Shana Aborn
When famous couples are expecting a baby, all the world watches and comments on Mom’s baby bump, gauging how close the due date is by noting when the couple stops appearing in public together.
But in Bill and Giuliana Rancic‘s case, things are a little different. Their baby is being carried by a gestational surrogate (yes, that means the child is biologically theirs), so the couple is free to travel, make appearances and tape their reality show, Giuliana & Bill – and the expectant mom can still wear form-fitting clothes right up to the delivery date and beyond.
This alternative journey to parenthood also means these parents-to-be aren’t quite as prepared for their new arrival as they might be.
In this week’s episode of their show (a clip of which is available via Us Weekly), Giuliana admits, “I think if we were the ones pregnant, it would be a little different because we’d know the delivery’s imminent, but now it feels like it’s sneaking up on us. Before we know it, life’s going to be really different.”
The episode, taped when the pregnancy was about nine weeks along, shows Bill saying, “It’s starting to set in that I’m going to be a dad,” but still superstitious about shopping for baby gear before the “safe zone” has passed.
The couple also discusses the fact that their hectic, travel-intensive schedule will have to slow down considerably once they’re deep in diaper-and-bottle territory.
But reality must be sinking in a little more now that some time has passed (the baby is due in August). For instance, they know now what the baby’s gender is – and Bill may have accidentally let the news slip yesterday!
In an interview with HollywoodLife.com, Bill remarked that they plan to bring the baby with them on an upcoming nationwide tour promoting breast cancer awareness (Giuliana, you’ll recall, is a survivor). He added, “But our kid is going to be one hell of a, he – or she – is going to have frequent flyer miles, or whatever it is, before you know it.”
This dad-to-be needs a little work on his cover-up skills! Sure sounds like there’s a Bill Jr. in their future.
What do you think? Will we be hearing Baby Boy Rancic news this summer? And are you as anxious as they are to see their baby dreams come true?
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]
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