February 12, 2010 04:00 PM

Courtesy Heidi Klum

Decisions, decisions. Prepared with a list when it came time to choose a name for daughter Lou Sulola, Heidi Klum tells Ellen DeGeneres the process was easier than expected — her fourth child and the short and sweet moniker were an instant fit.

“We had four or five names that we really liked. We wanted to wait until she came out and then we liked Lou,” the Project Runway host explains.

Also among the contenders were Ellie and Elfie, Heidi says, but the answer was clear once she and husband Seal saw their daughter for the first time. “I liked Ellie, but she looked more like a Lou. Lou was the winner.”

And while the family is “absolutely” loving on Lou — including tickling games between the 4-month-old and her big sister Leni, 5 ½ — Heidi continues to work to regain her figure. Taking to the Victoria’s Secret runway six weeks post-delivery, Heidi was all about having a good time, despite the extra pounds.

“I was there hosting the show and I loved it,” she recalls. “I had so much fun and I was like, ‘What the heck! Give me that outfit!”

Click below for Heidi’s tips and tricks for postpartum photos, and what one part of her anatomy is a bit off on her new wax figure.

Taking it all in stride is just another day on the job for Heidi, who has her own set of tips and tricks when it comes to her photo shoots. While the spread for InStyle — which she shot at only three weeks postpartum — depicts a flawless model mama, Heidi urges women to take a closer look.

“It’s a lot of head shots!” Heidi confesses. “You don’t sit very forward, you move the biggest part very far away and you lean forward.”

Noting that the clothing is often “straight from the runway,” the model admits she had trouble squeezing her newly-acquired assets into the various ensembles. Her solution? Let it all hang out!

“A lot of the time I leave it open for photo shoots,” she says. “No one sees it, so it’s just open in the back or the side zipper doesn’t close, so sometimes you just have to shoot from this side!”

When it comes to her new Madame Tussaud’s wax figure, however,  Heidi jokes that everything is in place — maybe even a bit too much. “[My breasts] touch each other, there it’s a little bit apart,” she exclaims.

“After four children they’re not as perky, so they’re a little off on the measurements there!”

Heidi and Seal are also parents to Henry, 4, and Johan, 3.

Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

— Anya

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