by Lucinda Loveless
Having undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on December 13, Giuliana tells HollywoodLife.com that she and husband, Bill plan to try again to start a family.
"There is really no plan yet. The main thing is recover and the doctors see how long it takes you. The last thing you want to do is get pregnant right now. You're really in no shape to do that."
However, as soon as her doctors give her the green light, they'll continue what has been a long struggle to get pregnant. In fact, it was during a routine check-up which was part of their trying to conceive process that her breast cancer was discovered.
The couple is anxious to have a family but are waiting until the time is right.
"As soon as I feel back to my old self again and once we get over this. We’re not done trying and we want kids. We're not getting younger."
Bill added, "One marathon at a time."
For now, Giuliana's goal is to recover. "Day by day I get stronger. Now I can open the car by myself. But you really take for granted the little things in your life like brushing your teeth or putting a dress on. I could never have gotten through this without Bill."
She continues, "Attitude is what got me to heal so quickly, having that goal. At a time when it could have been very easy to sit in bed and feel bad for myself, instead of focusing on the bad, I did this every day: I thought about what I am lucky for in my life. I looked at all the positive."
And Bill says Giuliana's illness has brought the couple closer. He says, "For the first time in our marriage, we started praying together. We've never really done that. I don't care what religion you are. With faith it doesn't matter, you find your god in a situation with this."
We hope Giuliana recovers quickly and that she and Bill's baby dreams come true very soon! Have you or are you in this situation?
THIS JUST IN - 8/30/12 -- We've just heard that not only did she recover but that Bill Rancic announced the birth of his and Giuliana Rancic's first child, Edward Duke, early Thursday morning (8/30). Congrats to the new parents!
E! reported that the four-hour labor went smoothly, and that both Bill and Giuliana in the delivery room for the birth. While Giuliana did not give birth herself -- they used a surrogate -- she's still a new mom!
Bill cut the cord, and Giuliana was first to hold the baby, then passed him over to her husband.
"Bill and I are blessed beyond words to welcome Edward into our lives," Giuliana told E! "Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. We are so in love with the little guy already!"