TODAY | November 21, 2012
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>>> we are back now with one of our favorite couples who recently have been blessed with their first child.
>> oh, yes. last night, viewers saw guliana rancic holding her newborn son, edward duke rancic, the first time and the mom and dad used a surrogate to have their first child after julianna underwent a public fight against breast cancer late last year.
>> the beaming parents are here to tell us about life with the little bundle named duke. hey, guys, great to see you.
>> how is it?
>> how's dukester?
>> amazing. amazing.
>> it's kind of great. we are loving every second of it. how it was holding him like that and did the bond happen instantly or --
>> listen, i honestly -- i -- you questioned my abilities as a nurturing mother early on.
>> it was 50/50, whether or not she was going to be able to handle this h
>> do you know why? i think 'cause i had gone 37 years without a baby, you know, just focusing on myself and my husband and my career, that i didn't know how i would react when he was in my arms. and came so naturally. he is just the cutest little nugget.
>> how's being a father, bill?
>> spectacular. you know --
>> how has it changed you?
>> it puts things in perspective, you know? i think -- i think you stop keeping score about the little things in life and you think, wow, this is what life's b turns the volume down on the things that don't matter.
>> how do you guys do it? you both have very, very careers.
>> and are you bicity, too, back and forth between chicago and l.a.?
>> we have businesses, a restaurant in chicago , we have businesses in chicago , so we do go back and forth. and it's tough. we have really put the brings a lot of things the last three months.
>> you have to, make choice.
>> what life is b make sacrifices.
>> probably some more big changes.
>> what's that supposed to mean?
>> dunn dunn dunn.
>> breaking news. is this an exclusive?
>> breaking news.
>> well, listen, we have realized that we are so lucky to have this baby, so blessed. we didn't know if we would have ever him at one point.
>> a big question mark there.
>> struggled so long with infertility and the breast cancer that wasn't fun.
>> but that's been over a year now?
>> just over a year. i'm doing great. i'm doing great. so now that we have him to, you know, go off to work or do certain things and leave him, what am i doing?
>> why i did think this was fun at one point in life?
>> we want to be with the baby.
>> no one can raise your kid better than you can. just simple. you got to be there.
>> now what about a sibling? i know probably not the first thing on your minds now is that something you guys have thought about?
>> it is the first thing on my mind.
>> we made a little deal. you can tell them the deal. we negotiate a lot of things in our marriage. go. to what it is all b.
>> the negotiator here. trump taught you very well. bill said you want another baby, we got to move to chicago first, full time in chicago .
>> that's because why?
>> family there, roots there. l.a. is a very difficult place to raise kids.
>> is, with certain values.
>> i'm not from l.a. and bill is from chicago , i'm from the east coast . so l.a. doesn't really feel like home. i really only ever worked in l.a. i don't have a ton of friends and family.
>> where did you grow up?
>> bethesda, maryland.
>> near any annapolis and buoy.
>> maryland girl.
>> see the beautiful videos they look like home movies , you feel like you're peeking in in on your private home movies do you have concerns now that the train has left the station here?
>> i think so many people have been with us on this journey and have prayed for us and really, you know, we have taken with -- for us not to show this happy ending i think would have been a real disservice to them. but i think going forward, it's going to be very controlled. he is not going to live that kind of a life.
>> it was really important to us to shoot that episode ourselves, essentially. you know, we -- the birth of the baby, we didn't want the network cameras in there. so what we did is we said, listen i know you guys are going to hate us for saying this not going to have our cameras in there we will shoot it ourselves.
>> but it would be very -- it's a big option for lots of people.
>> for us, it was never -- i was never --
>> we went through all the video and decided what we felt we could show.
>> we have a lot of private footage for ourselves.
>> you have to be in control of your own lives. otherwise, your life spins out of control, interestingly enough.
>> we are so happy for you two.
>> we are happy. it is good being married to this guy and having a baby with him. seriously.
>> everything that you-all have been through has made you so much stronger as a couple.
>> it has.
>> as i say, god gives you weakness to make you stronger, you know? and those weaknesses that i've had, they have just made us stronger around better.
>> that's awesome.
>> wish you all the best. give duke a big smooch, auntie kathy and auntie hoedy.