Giuliana Rancic took to Twitter to share a picture of two-month-old Edward Duke happily poised on top of husband Bill’s stomach wearing a cute grey and white striped hooded one-piece.
Little Edward Duke had a big smile on his face as he gazed happily at his proud papa, who had a hand underneath each of Edward’s arms so the baby could sit up.
Giuliana Rancic lovingly wrote: “I could stare at this face ALL day:)”
The reality TV star has endured so much in recent years including the strain of infertility and a devastating bout with breast cancer so now it’s wonderful to see her find the happiness she deserves.
Giuliana Rancic clearly appreciates every day since welcoming her son with Bill Rancic on August 29.
The picture also showed off what must be another joy in Giuliana Rancic’s life – Bill’s six-pack abdomen.
The couple, who have been married for five years and star in their own reality show, Giuliana and Bill, always knew they wanted to have a family, but their dreams of getting pregnant were complicated by fertility issues.
Giuliana Rancic took to Twitter to share a picture of two-month-old Edward Duke happily poised on top of husband Bill’s stomach
Giuliana Rancic tried in vitro fertilization, but two procedures failed to produce a pregnancy and the one that did ended in miscarriage.
After a routine mammogram in 2011, she found out she had breast cancer, but fortunately was able to beat it.
The couple never gave up their dream of becoming parents and early this year saw light at the end of the tunnel when they announced they were expecting a child via gestational carrier.
The Italian-born TV personality recently shared a video of her bottle-feeding the baby for the first time at the Denver, Colorado hospital right after he was born.
“I expected to be more nervous and more flustered, like I had no idea what to do,” Giuliana Rancic says in the video.
“But I feel totally at ease. I just feel like I know what he needs.”
“We just stare at him all the time,” Giuliana Rancic revealed on the Todayshow not long after Edward was born.
“He’s got big eyes and he’ll just stare at you for 10 minutes at a time. It’s just unbelievable…When the baby came into the world, we just started hysterically crying tears of joy.”
Giuliana and Bill Rancic are already planning to expand their family with baby No. 2 in the near future, and are even thinking of using the same gestational carrier as before.
Two Swedish women could be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried, doctors say, hailing the world’s first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.
The weekend procedures were completed by more than 10 surgeons at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg.
The names of the patients have not been revealed.
Doctors caution they will not consider the operations successful unless the women achieve pregnancy.
Two Swedish women could be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried
“We are not going to call it a complete success until this results in children,” said Michael Olausson, one of the Swedish surgeons told The Associated Press.
“That’s the best proof.”
Both women started in-vitro fertilization before the surgery, he said, adding that their frozen embryos will be thawed and transferred if the women are considered in good enough health after a year-long observation period.
Both recipients, who are aged in their 30s, were tired after the surgery but recovering well, said the university in a statement.
One had her uterus removed due to cervical cancer and the other was born without a uterus, they added
“The donating mothers are up and walking and will be discharged from the hospital within a few days,” said Mats Brannstrom, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the university.
He is the leader of a research team – comprising 20 scientists, doctors and specialists – which has been working on the project since 1999.
Turkish doctors said they had performed a successful uterus transplant last year, giving a womb from a deceased donor to a young woman, but Dr. Michael Olausson said he was not sure whether the recipient had yet started undergoing fertility treatment.
The first widely reported womb transplant from a live donor was performed in 2000, in Saudi Arabia, but the organ had to be removed three months later because of a blood clot.
Last year, 56-year-old Eva Ottoson, who lives in Nottinghamshire, said she hoped to become the first woman to have her womb transplanted into her daughter, Sara, 25, who lives in Sweden and was born without reproductive organs.
It remains unknown whether they were involved in the weekend’s procedures.