Elisabeth Hasselbeck took her newborn son, Taylor Thomas, to work Monday.
It was her first day back on ABC’s “The View” since going on maternity leave more than two months ago. She gave birth to Taylor Thomas at an Arizona hospital Nov. 9.
Hasselbeck and co-host Sherri Shepherd took turns holding him. He cried at first, but was generally well behaved on his first-ever live TV appearance. The camera focused on his face several times as the audience oohed and ahh-ed.
Hasselbeck, 30, joked that she calls herself “the dairy queen” because she’s breast-feeding.
“You don’t even look like you were pregnant,” Shepherd told her. “You are so tiny.”
Hasselbeck, wearing a waist-concealing dress with a floral pattern, responded: “Wear a print.”
The conservative “View” co-host and her husband, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, also have a 2-year-old daughter Grace.
Monday’s edition of the daytime chatfest included a full hour of “Hot Topics.” When the conversation turned to politics, co-host Joy Behar joked that Taylor Thomas should leave the stage because things could get uncomfortable for him.