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Bill and Giuiliana Rancic Having a Boy!

a blog by Claire, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, was an exciting Father's Day for Bill Rancic when he and wife Giuliana announced they were having a baby boy! @GiulianaRancic announced via Twitter:

Beyond excited to announce @BillRancic and I are having a..........BOY!!!!!

These two deserve every bit of happiness that comes their way. They have handled their fertility struggles and a diagnosis of breast cancer with such calm and grace while making it their mission to educate others on the topics.

Reports say the couple revealed the sex of the baby to friends and family at their baby shower on Sunday. "We are beyond excited to be having a little boy," Bill said.

And Giuliana, the E! News female anchor, said, "We are so ready for everything that comes with being a new mom and dad! We just can't wait!"

The Rancics announced they were expecting a baby via gestational surrogacy this past April. The E! News anchor and the first Apprentice winner were married in 2007 and began trying to conceive in 2010. They underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) and experienced miscarriage. Then doctors found early stage breast cancer, which was treated with surgery and radiation. Subsequently, they decided to have a child via a gestational surrogate because of the risks that could be posed by Giuliana's cancer and the fertility drugs used during IVF.

According to reports, the couple has known the sex of the baby all along. With IVF, couples can choose to have preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to test the embryos for chromosomal abnormalities and the sex chromosomes. Some couples may use PGS for family-balancing, also known as gender selection.

Baby Boy Rancic is expected to arrive sometime late this summer. Congratulations to the Rancics!

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