The final episode of the fourth season of Giuliana Rancic and her hapless husband Bill’s reality show aired last night. Now that I’m staying in the US I feel guilty for not watching every stupid show that’s out there, but I guess in this case I can skip it, having seen the show enough to get a decent read on their personalities. Giuliana is superficial and self obsessed while Bill is supportive and trying to do his best in his marriage. Admittedly I didn’t get as strong an impression of Bill, but he comes across as a decent guy. (You can watch clips on MyStyle.com)
The Daily Mail has details of the season closer, where Giuliana and Bill undergo a third round of IVF treatments, the first two being unsuccessful. They’ve been filmed during previous IVF treatments on their show, and have been open about the pain and disappointment they experienced from one unsuccessful treatment and an another that resulted in a miscarriage at eight weeks. After that they decided to take a year off from trying to conceive, having started the process in early 2009. Giuliana has been very defensive about the fact that she refused to follow her doctor’s orders to gain weight in order to increase her chances of conception. On this episode, she discussed her fear of undergoing another round of IVF after her time off, and recorded a video with Bill to their potential future child. It sounds kind of cheesy to me, especially when they call him/her a “beautiful embryo,” but I get the sentiment.
Ahead of the procedure Giuliana, 36, is seen clearly anxious and nearly backs out at the last minute, while the couple chat anxiously in the car park.
‘I’m nervous as hell,’ she tells Bill. ‘Is it too late to turn around?’
Giuliana, who once underwent a whopping 63 IVF shots a month, certainly has cause for concern.
The last time she underwent IVF she suffered extreme sickness.
But as she reveals her fears to her husband, Bill encourages his wife, reminding her that back then she was in bad shape, and this time around things are a lot better.
‘The last time we did this, at this stage, you were a lot more uncomfortable You couldn’t even walk and were in a lot of pain,’ he said.
‘Now you could run laps. We did it the right way.’
Confident that their third time will be a charm, the pair record a video message for their future child.
‘Future baby boy or girl: Today is the day we go in to conceive you,’ Giuliana says.
‘You are a follicle right now, and hopefully all will go well and you will become a beautiful embryo and then a baby.’
The couple’s second visit to the medical center comes after they were seen meeting with Dr Schoolcraft for the first time in last week’s episode.
There, they discussed the last failed round of IVF after Guiliana sadly suffered a miscarriage last year.
‘They told us they were A + eggs so we thought it was a no brainer,’ Bill tells the doctor.
However, the couple are offered renewed hope by Schoolcraft for another round of treatment.
‘Dr Schoolcraft is very optimistic about our chances which I think is a breath of fresh air,’ Bill said in the clip.
‘We haven’t had this much hope in a long time, so this is very, very nice,’ added Giulliana.
Bill even started to think about what could happen if the couple conceive.
‘I’d love to have twins,’ he told the doctor, who agrees that two babies is a definite possibility.
However Giuliana was keen to have even more babies.
‘Even if we have twins, we’re having more kids,’ she laughed. ‘We’re going to need a frequent IVF-er card.’
Back in July, Bill told Us Weekly magazine how they would be looking at ‘all options when it comes to children, whether it’s surrogacy or adoption.’
‘We’re going to keep trying ourselves, but if it doesn’t work out, there are so many other great alternatives. We’re open to everything,’ added Giuliana.
[From The Daily Mail]
You know that Giuliana was nervous about IVF because of the weight gain, not because of how it would make her feel. That may sound harsh, but read what this woman has said about her weight in the past. She’s obsessed with her body image to an unhealthy degree. She doesn’t seem to mind feeling hungry constantly, she’s just concerned with looking anything more than skeletal. I do hope that she’s able to get pregnant and carry a healthy baby to term, like her idols Rachel Zoe and Posh. Then we’ll be treated to baby photos and baby anecdotes and “how I lost the baby weight fast!” articles on her website. She’ll be one of those know-it-all moms who tells everyone else how to raise their kids, just wait.
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