Late last night when the news that the Rancic’s surrogate was in labor, I breathed a big sigh of relief. Finally, a celebrity mother I could stomach!
This week has been full of some pretty grim “famous” baby “news”.
Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend is pregnant. Who? How am I supposed to feel about that? Good for you for realizing an 80-year-old might not be your best shot at having a family?
And as adorable as those McConaughey children are, Camila pregnant again with a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old only gives people an easy segue into “so Carinn, now that Chloe is 18-months, are you thinking about another?” Another what? Another glass of wine? Sure. Oh you meant another baby? Only if you’ll take the two I have now.
It was honestly looking like I would have to put Snooki on a pedestal – no, not so she could reach the kitchen counter, a metaphorical pedestal – for tweeting that she “loves nursing [her] little man” four days into his life. Or showing us how she’s grown spiritually since becoming a mother with this gem, “#BreastPump insteada #FistPump.” The Huffington Post even congratulated her for being a vocal breastfeeder saying “at a time when women are constantly being shamed for breastfeeding in public, it’s important to many nursing moms that public figures endorse the practice.” I was about to take a sip of the Kool-Aid myself when you broke me of the crazy spell with news of Rancic labor via Twitter.
So thank you G, for sharing every bit of your heartbreaking journey with us; from your struggles with infertility, your experiences with IVF, your gratitude for the gestational carrier willing to bring your baby into this world. You are what Welcome to the Motherhood is all about – putting a face to our modern-day mama struggles and letting so many of us know we aren’t alone in the rollercoaster that is the journey of motherhood.
Finally, Edward Duke Rancic entered the world last night at 7lbs 4oz. Welcome to the Motherhood Giuliana! Enjoy the ride.