Giuliana Rancic loves everything about motherhood -- even the late night feedings!

"It's awesome. I knew it was going to be great, especially because we worked so hard at having a baby and we wanted a baby so bad, but it's even better than I expected," the new mom tells Parade magazine of her son Edward, 1 month. "He's really opening his eyes now, and when he opens his eyes and stares at you for ten minutes at a time while you're feeding him, you just realize why there’s that mother-son bond and I say to myself: 'How am I ever going to say no to this kid!' He's got me. It's everything I had hoped for and more."

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"I think the biggest surprise is probably enjoying those overnight feedings," she revealed. "I love them and look forward to them because I get to spend time with the baby."

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Giuliana, 37, and her husband Bill, 41, welcomed baby Edward via surrogate on Aug. 29. Late last summer, Giuliana was going to undergo another round of IVF when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She decided to have a double mastectomy and is currently cancer free.

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"I remember getting diagnosed last September, and it's fair to say that it was the worst day of my life, yet three weeks ago, I had the best day of my life, seeing my baby boy come into the world," she said. "That was truly the best day of my life. It just really teaches you so much about how resilient we are, and how strong we are. If you just stay positive, if you can just believe that there is a reason bad things are happening, some good can come out of it and you try to do good with what's happening to you. There will be a light at the end of the tunnel."

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