Elisabeth Hasselbeck ends maternity leave and returns to 'The View'
UPI News Service, 01/07/2008
Elisabeth Hasselbeck has ended her maternity leave and returned to the New York TV talk show "The View."
Hasselbeck returned for the show's first live broadcast of 2008. She left for maternity leave Oct. 23, temporarily relocating to Arizona to join her husband, Tim Hasselbeck, an NFL quarterback who had signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
The couple welcomed their first son, Taylor Thomas Hasselbeck, Nov. 9.
The Hasselbecks also have a 2-year-old daughter Grace Elisabeth.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck walked on the "View" stage Monday carrying her newborn son.
Once at the table she talked about Taylor's eating habits and praised her daughter for being "such a good big sister."
As her fellow panelists discussed how they spent their past two weeks off, Hasselbeck patted her son's back.
"We missed you," co-host Joy Behar told her.
Behar suggested Hasselbeck, the lone Republican at the table, hand her baby off to someone else so the panel could discuss politics.
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