Giuliana and Bill take a huge leap of faith when they decide to go through a gestational carrier to have a baby! While the idea of trusting a stranger to carry their child is scary, they decide it’s their last best option.
When their doctor suggests they consider surrogacy, Giuliana balks at first. It’s not an option she and Bill have considered, and she admits the idea is foreign to her.
“It’s like a matchmaking service, but youre not finding someone to love, you’re finding someone to carry your child,” she says.
The couple weighs their options in a meeting with professionals from a surrogacy agency, who reassure them that while they’ll have to give up a little control — Giuliana comes to terms with the fact that she can’t REALLY control whether another woman drinks soda or eats transfat while pregnant, for example — it’s worth it if it means she and Bill can have a baby.
But before they can decide whether they want to try to pursue surrogacy, the couple has to focus on making the talk show rounds in New York. Though her nerves are through the roof, Giuliana puts on her bravest face when she and Bill reveal her decision to have a double mastectomy on the Today show. Her poise while telling Ann Curry what Bill said that convinced her to go through with the surgery is SO inspiring!
“He said, ‘I just need you around for the next 50 years, kid. I don’t care what you look like. I don’t care about the physical portion, lets just get you healthy.’”
Amazingly, Giuliana and Bill manage to laugh about her upcoming surgery when they talk about her breasts –and the implants Bill picked out for her reconstruction surgery! — on The Wendy Williams Show.
“I’m doing reconstruction at the same time, so they might come out looking even hotter!” Giuliana jokes. “You gotta have fun with this.”
Unexpectedly, the perfect surrogacy candidate expresses interest in meeting Giuliana and Bill, and after just one meeting, the couple signs a contract with her. It’s frightening for both of them to take the leap, but down-to-earth Bill puts it all in perspective, reminding Giuliana that at this point in their lives, it’s their best option.
And he couldn’t be more encouraging as Giuliana packs her bags the night before her mastectomy.
“I’m not going to leave your side,” he tells his wife. “We’re going to get thru this and we’re going to be better than ever. It’s going to be Rancic 2.0.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Giuliana and Bill make the right decision by choosing a surrogate?
— Kaydi Poirier
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