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Caroline Rhea Introduces Daughter Ava

03/04/2009 at 08:00 PM ET

Children are an endless source of humor, and Caroline Rhea hit the jackpot when she welcomed daughter Ava Rhea Economopoulos in October. The 44-year-old comedian has already worked motherhood jokes into her standup routine, and happily tried out a few during a Wednesday appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly. “Ask me if I’d like to have dinner,” she instructed host Regis Philbin, before replying “I am dinner!” Speaking of breastfeeding, Caroline joked that her bras are no longer measured by cup size and are instead measured by “baby head” size. “I’m a 4BH,” she laughed. Finally, she offered up a knock-knock joke that every new parent can appreciate.

“Knock-knock. Who’s there? I don’t care who, as long as you wash your hands when you come in the room.”

After a commercial break a sleeping 4-month-old Ava made a brief appearance, cradled by her dad Costaki Econompolous — who earns rave reviews from Caroline. “He changes a thousand times more diapers than I do,” she admits. “He’s an amazing father.” His Valentine’s Day gift did leave something to be desired, however! “He gave me a Snuggie,” Caroline revealed. “Not romantic!” From the sound of things, however, romance is the farthest thing from Caroline’s mind. “I just had my first postpartum doctors visit, where I got the bad news that I could exercise and have sex again,” she joked, prompting co-host and mom-of-three Kelly Ripa to respond, “Some doctors will push that date back for you if you want.”

Both Kelly and Caroline agreed that Ava favors Costaki and has Caroline’s skin tone, although it didn’t start out that way. “At first we thought she had this beautiful Greek coloring, but it was just jaundice,” Caroline joked. “Everyone thought, ‘Oh my God, she looks like Costaki!’ And then when her cheeks filled out and she got a little fat, they said, ‘Oh she does look like you.'” She adds,

“I always told Costaki, ‘I want a baby that looks like you and acts like me. You’ll be tortured!’ I love it. The plan worked perfectly.”

Screencap by CBB for use on CBB only

Source: Live with Regis and Kelly

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Mia on

She’s really pretty. I’ve been a fan of Rhea’s for a while. I like her standup, and I watched Sabrina all the time!

Mmers on

I have been waiting to see her! What a doll! She is such a cutie, I bet she’ll have both her parents in her, but I can definetley see her Daddy in there! Congrats Costaki and Rhea!

Sheila on

I DVR’d the show this morning hoping she would show that little nugget!!! She is soooooo cute!

Fifi on

I saw the show this morning and Ava was beautiful! She was sleeping and sooooo adorable!

Mia on

That picture of Ava reminds me a bit of Shiloh. It’s a similar angle/face shape to the first pic of Shiloh that was released with Brad/Angie back in June 2006.

CTBmom on

Awww. What a sweetie. I am so happy for them.

Angela on

I love Caroline… she’s hilarious and little Ava is so precious! She’s such an adorable little thing.

Monique on

Just beautiful!

Judith on

What a beautiful baby. Thank you for letting us see her face.. Babies are blessings..

Zoey on

She’s a beautiful baby. Always loved Caroline Rhea I watched her on the biggest Loser.

babyboopie on

Ava is beautiful, as I knew she would be with those Greek features! She’s gonna be a stunner with a mountainous sense of humour!

FC on

Ava is a precious little baby. She’s so cute! :)

Maddie on

What a beautiful baby! She truly is gorgeous. I loved Caroline in Sabrina.

kate on

Greek babies are the best!

courtney on

CANADA’S NEWEST SWEETHEART, love caroline to bits. hopefully ava will be a comedian some day like mommy dearest!

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