Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM ET
While Bill and Giuliana Rancic are comfortable living in front of reality show cameras, they're still deciding if they want their baby to do the same.
The centerpiece of Tuesday's season five premiere of “Giuliana and Bill” is Edward's birth on Aug. 29.
“I think having a baby has changed our lives dramatically and we’re going to evaluate it,’’ Bill said of whether the three-month-old will become a regular fixture on the show, which kicks off the season at 8 p.m. on the Style Network. “We’re going to just see where we go from here. Whether he lives his life with the cameras on or not is yet to be determined, but we felt we owed it to all the people who have been on this journey with us to show them that hey, one in six couples struggle with infertility, and if you stick with it and never quit, it can pay off.’’
The show has previously shown the couple’s struggles with infertility and Giuliana’s battle with breast cancer. As the couple started the process of in vitro fertilization, Giuliana learned that she had breast cancer, and underwent a double mastectomy.
Giuliana told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Tuesday that she recently reached out to Miss America Pageant contestant Allyn Rose, who has announced that she is having a preventative double mastectomy because she lost her mother to breast cancer and is a carrier of the same rare chromosomal disease.
“We spoke on the phone the other day, and she’s lovely,’’ Giuliana said. “I said, ‘Good for you. Good for you for getting out there, for getting in front of your health and for being an inspiration to young women.’ She’s choosing her health over vanity.’’
Giuliana, who is now cancer-free, will be on medication for the next 4 1/2 years. Baby Duke was born via surrogate.
“All my buddies were telling me what it was going to be like, but until you actually experience it, you have no idea,’’ Bill said about fatherhood. “It’s been absolutely magical for us.’’
“It really is wild when I look back,’’ Giuliana said. “I just can’t believe it. That feels like so long ago that we held him in our arms, and it was just three months ago.’’
Edward Duke was named after Bill’s late father Edward and Giuliana’s father, Eduardo. As for his middle name, the couple said they thought it was "cool."
“It means ‘leader,’" Bill said, "so we’re kind of going back and forth, and we’ll see what sticks.’’
“I’m not going to lie; he does have a onesie that says, 'The Duke,''' Giuliana said. “It’s right on his butt, and we love when he wears it.’’
The couple just moved into a new house and haven't been getting much sleep as the baby gets used to his new surroundings.
“He was not happy, so he was up about every hour and that’s OK, that’s all part of this,’’ Giuliana said.
“He eats like a horse,’’ Bill said. “He’s almost 17 pounds. He’s more than doubled his weight in three months.”
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