Giuliana Rancic has come out and said that she's working hard to maintain her status as a "hot mom." In an episode of the show Styles that recently aired (and, for the record, was taped before she became a mom), Giuliana said: "I fear [that] I'm going to be one of those women that has a baby, and the next thing I know, I'm walking around all day with a side ponytail, eating chips and wearing flip-flops, and not wanting to be sexy for my husband. I don't want the baby to be an excuse."
Now, I certainly don't think becoming a mom automatically puts you into the side pony-wearing, potato chip-eating column, but I do think it can mean not looking your best all the time -- even if you didn't give birth. So, I'm kind of amazed at all the incredibly mean comments that followed the Us Weekly article that originally published this, saying things like, "Giuliana was never even pregnant! What does she need to worry about?"
As a woman who has been pregnant, and did, obviously, gain weight, I can confidently say: It isn't all about the "baby weight." Yes, of course, you have more work cut out for you if you carry a child, as opposed to if you use a surrogate, but it isn't that cut and dried. New moms -- whether they used a carrier or adopted or gave birth themselves -- still have to get up in the middle of the night (many times). They still don't have much time for themselves. Taking long, leisurely showers after they gym -- nope, doesn't happen if you have a baby. Your son or daughter becomes priority number one once you become a parent -- no matter how he or she was brought into your life.
And, while we're talking about Giuliana, I'd like to point out that she would have done anything to get pregnant. We saw her struggle trying to conceive -- and then, as if that wasn't enough, we saw her battle breast cancer. So perhaps people should ease up on "what's she talking about/she has it so easy" comments. Not only is it mean, it's just not true. I think we all know plenty of people who have had it "easier" than Giuliana.
What do you think of Giuliana's comments?
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