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.
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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