May 01, 2012 09:00 AM

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Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill are overjoyed to finally welcome a baby later this summer, but like any first-time mommy, the E! News anchor and Fashion Police co-host admits that she does have some jitters.

“[I’m most nervous] about dropping the baby,” the mom-to-be, 37, told PEOPLE with a laugh at E!’s 2012 Upfront Event.

“It’s terrible! When I hold a baby, I’m very awkward. Everyone always tells me to relax my shoulders and I get so scared. I don’t want to drop the baby!”

The couple announced last week that after years of trying for a baby on their own, a struggle they documented, they were finally expecting with the help of a gestational carrier.

While the couple has stayed mum on the identity of the woman, they say it was the surrogate’s honesty that convinced them she was the perfect fit.

“If I was her going into an interview with a couple, I would try to be little miss perfect. But she was so honest,” said Rancic, who celebrated her news at an office baby party last week. “She’s like, ‘Yeah, I color my hair. Sometimes I drink soda, and sometimes I like coffee.'”

She adds: “It blew me off-guard because I thought that she was going to be so perfect with her answers. I love that she was honest. It made me realize that the important stuff is what I should be listening for, and that’s when I knew she was the one.”

While the couple plan to keep the sex of their little one a secret “for a little bit longer,” they say it’s impossible for them to keep their excitement to themselves.

“We’re looking forward to the day the baby is born,” Bill, 40, said with a smile on his face. “Our journey has a happy ending. We didn’t give up, we didn’t quit and we’re going to have a good ending to this.”

— Isley Kasica

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