Bill and Giuliana Rancic welcomed their first child – a baby boy – via gestational carrier on Wednesday night.
“The ‘Duke’ has landed!” tweeted Bill. “Edward Duke Rancic was welcomed into the world last night at 7lbs 4oz. G & I feel blessed beyond words…We did it!”
E! Reported that the four hour labor went smoothly and the couple was in the delivery room. Bill cut the umbilical cord, and Giuliana was the 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! News. “Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. We are so in love with the little guy already!”
It’s been a long journey for the couple, who struggled with infertility, miscarriage and a breast cancer battle for 37-year-old Giuliana. After undergoing treatment and a double mastectomy last fall, she and Bill announced in April that they were expecting a baby via surrogate.
She is currently on break from her gig co-hosting Fashion Police to prepare for motherhood – and the time has finally come! Little Edward arrived just in time for the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary (Sept. 1).
“Our journey has a happy ending,” Bill, 41, tells PEOPLE. “We didn’t give up, we didn’t quit and we’re going to have a good ending to this.”