Like any expectant parents, Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill Rancic are thrilled about their baby on-the-way. But the E! News anchor and Fashion Police co-host admits that she also have some mom-to-be jitters.
“[I’m most nervous] about dropping the baby,” Giuliana, 37, told PEOPLE. “It’s terrible! When I hold a baby, I’m very awkward. Everyone always tells me to relax my shoulders and I get so scared. I don’t want to drop the baby!”
The couple announced their pregnancy news last week. After years of trying for a baby on their own, one miscarriage and a diagnosis of breast cancer, the reality TV couple expect a baby this summer with the help of a gestational carrier.
While they’ve kept the identity of the woman private, Giluliana and Bill said it was the surrogate’s honesty that convinced them she was the perfect fit.
If I was her going into an interview with a couple, I would try to be little miss perfect. But she was so honest,” said Giuliana, who celebrated her news at a baby shower last week. “She’s like, ‘Yeah, I color my hair. Sometimes I drink soda, and sometimes I like coffee.’” She added: “It blew me off-guard because I thought that she was going to be so perfect with her answers. I love that she was honest. It made me realize that the important stuff is what I should be listening for, and that’s when I knew she was the one.”
While the couple plan to remain mum on the baby’s gender “for a little bit longer,” they admit it’s impossible to contain their excitement.
“We’re looking forward to the day the baby is born,” Bill, 40, said with a huge smile. “Our journey has a happy ending. We didn’t give up, we didn’t quit and we’re going to have a good ending to this.”