Despite it all, I still kind of like Giuliana Rancic. I think it helps that I stopped watching E! News and nowadays my only connection to Giuliana is through watching live red carpet events (where she is always preferable to Ryan Seacrest, IMO) and the occasional viewing of an episode of Fashion Police. The secret to liking Giuliana is to take her in small doses, I think. So you’ll forgive me if I don’t get all judgy about her new interview, in which she talks about how obsessed she is with her baby’s poop.
Since the arrival of her first child, Giuliana Rancic has been soaking up every second with her son — right down to Edward Duke‘s dirty diapers.
“This is so gross, but I love when he poops. They make these noises and I’m always like, ‘Bill, here he goes. Tape this, tape this!’ And he’s like, ‘Must we tape this?’” the new mom tells PEOPLE.
“It’s such a good feeling because it shows that he’s healthy and he’s regular and things are looking good.”
To that end, Rancic considers each diaper change a reason to celebrate. “I love changing poopy diapers. When I open a diaper and it’s poopy, I’m like, ‘Yes, score!’” she says.
The couple welcomed their baby boy via a gestational surrogate on Aug. 29 and were thrilled to each play a big part in the delivery process. “Being in the delivery room was pretty incredible,” she recalls.
“When he came out and we saw him for the first time it was just tears of joy all around. Bill had the very important job of cutting his umbilical cord — and banking his cord blood — and I got to hold him first to do skin to skin.”
After announcing they would be steering clear of unusual monikers, the couple blended both a family name with an all-time favorite when it came to naming their newborn.
“Edward is Bill’s late father’s name and Eduardo is my father’s name,” Rancic, 37, shares, adding her husband refers to their new little one as The Duke. “We’ve always loved the name Duke. We thought it was a really strong name, it means leader and I have a feeling he’s going to be the leader of our family!”
As the proud parents settle into life with Duke — who inherited Giuliana’s dimples and Bill’s nose and coloring, according to the new mama — the E! host admits not everything has been what she expected.
“The one thing I never thought I’d do is when I’m doing a live interview, looking at the camera and saying, ‘Hi Duke,’ and waving to my child,” she admits.
“Okay, people do that all the time on the red carpet when I’m interviewing them at the Emmys or at the Oscars and I’m always like, ‘Really?’ And now I’ve done it twice today!”
I think she just sounds like a new mom. At least she’s not going on and on about baby poop like Sarah Jessica Parker who once said, “I love the smell of diapers; I even like when they’re wet and you smell them all warm like a baked good.” See? THAT is gross. Giuliana talking about getting excited when the baby poops just seems normal to me.
Photos courtesy of WENN.