E!’s Giuliana Rancic believes that when she finally gets her baby, it will be the child she was meant to have. “We are all part of a bigger plan,” she says.
Following a devastating miscarriage in October, Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill Rancic are trying for baby number two — but just like before, it’s a struggle. The E! News co-host, 36 has been undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments and is hoping that she will finally get the baby of her dreams. “We’re still continuing with it [IVF]. We are kind of in the midst of the second round,” Giuliana tells HollyBaby.com exclusively. “We will see, but we are definitely hopeful and we think 2011 is our year.”
Giuliana and Bill, 39, who have been very open with their struggles to conceive, are hoping that in vitro will work, but if not, they’re prepared to adopt. “Were kind of looking at everything,” Giuliana says. “Before we go down the road of surrogacy or adoption, which we are totally open to, we want to give having our own children naturally, a valiant effort. One thing is if the doctors tell us there is no use trying anymore, we’re definitely open to everything else.”
Although she is emotionally exhausted, Giuliana, who tackles everything from relationship advice to fitness tips on her website FabFitFun, realizes that countless numbers of women are struggling with the same thing and she takes comfort in knowing that she’s not alone. “You know, what it really comes down to when I’m like so depressed about it I think to myself, wait a second take a step back, there is a lot worse. I’m healthy, my husband’s healthy, my parents are healthy and that’s all that matters at the end of the day,” she explains. “That’s really the only way to deal with it, looking at the worst case scenario, otherwise I’d be down about it all day, every day and I got to snap out of it and say even though I’m feeling bad there are things that I’m really thankful for.”
Due to their situation, Giuliana and Bill have become much more spiritual and pray that eventually their dreams of starting a family will come true. “You really have to believe that we are all part of a bigger plan,” Giuliana admits. “One day when you have a baby, that’s the baby you were meant to have. I really believe that. God just works in really interesting and mysterious ways and in the end he’s going to reveal why we had setbacks, and I think we’ll understand that.”
Giuliana and Bill will document their visit to a fertility doctor on the season finale of their reality TV show, Giuliana and Bill on the Style Network. HollyMoms, if you’ve struggled to conceive, do you have any advice for Giuliana?