Giuliana Rancic: How I Will Celebrate My First Mother’s Day

05/11/2013 at 08:00 AM ET

Giuliana Rancic Mother's Day
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After years spent trying to start a family together, Giuliana and Bill Rancic‘s dreams finally came true when they welcomed their son Edward Duke in August.

With the couple’s baby boy now 8-months-old, the new mom is in complete baby bliss and can’t get enough of her giggly guy.

Set to celebrate her first official Mother’s Day Sunday, the Fashion Police co-host spoke exclusively to PEOPLE about her weekend plans, carrying on childhood traditions, Duke’s latest milestones and her new partnership with Gyft.

PEOPLE: How do you plan to celebrate your first official Mother’s Day?

Giuliana: I will probably spend the day relaxing at home with Bill and Duke. There’s nowhere else I would rather be. Bill and I have also talked about flying our mothers in for the weekend, too.

My journey to motherhood was not an easy one and I am so excited to be able to finally celebrate it as a mom.

PEOPLE: How was Mother’s Day celebrated while you were growing up? Are you carrying on any traditions?

Giuliana: As a child in Italy and later in America, my mom was always in the kitchen. On Mother’s Day, we would give her a break from the kitchen and cook a big Italian meal of different pastas and enjoy it together as a family at home. We will definitely carry on the tradition of togetherness at home.

PEOPLE: Why did you decide to partner with Gyft? How will you use it personally?

Giuliana: The idea behind Gyft is genius. It is the perfect way to organize and manage your gift cards, as well as send gift cards to family and friends at a moments notice.

The moment I downloaded the Gyft app, my life became easier. It took away all of the added clutter in my wallet and purse and has been a great resource for gift card gifting in a snap!

PEOPLE: What are Duke’s latest milestones?

Giuliana: His second baby tooth came in recently and it’s so cute when he smiles! He is such a happy baby and Bill and I can’t wait to see him with a mouthful of teeth.

PEOPLE: What’s your favorite part of his personality?

Giuliana: His personality is really starting to show. He’s constantly smiling and laughing and he is quite the flirt. He loves it when I invite my girlfriends over!

PEOPLE: Tell us the funniest thing he’s done lately.

Giuliana: Duke laughs all the time and it cracks us up because it is such a funny sound. It’s kind of cartoonish in a way. Paired with his bright eyes and big smile, it’s just so cute we can’t help but laugh with him!

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Molly on

Giuliana is an amazing woman. I love her! Awesome story and the @gyft app looks really cool

crystal arentsen on

Wishing you a blessed Mothers day! Hope we see a photo of Duke with Mom! He is adorable! Enjoy!

AD on

Thank God, I can sleep so much better tonight now.

Chantal on

Finally u get to celebrate Mothers Day…I pray that u have a blessed day filled with love n joy.
U are such a role model.
Love u even thought we haven’t met.
From your South African Fan


Duke is the cutest! Ive been using the gyft app for months. Its the best!

RachelB-MD on

My girl G…. love and peace to you and your family

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