Liam finally calls out to his mother – but it's the wrong woman

By Tim Nudd
November 06, 2007 03:00 PM

Video courtesy The View

Liam McDermott may have been a bit confused by mom Tori Spelling‘s guest-hosting gig on The View Tuesday morning. Backstage before the show, the 8-month-old finally said the word “mom” – to co-host Sherri Shepherd.

Shepherd and the rest of the View ladies had a laugh about the incident when the cameras rolled.

“He said, ‘Mom,’ when I was holding him!” Shepherd, 40, said.

“I thought, ‘Isn’t that a good story?'” replied Spelling, 34. “The first time he says, ‘Mom,’ and Sherri Shepherd’s holding him.”

“He just snuggled in!” Shepherd said, leading Whoopi Goldberg to speculate: “Maybe he was saying, ‘Yum!’ ”

Spelling gave birth to Liam, her son with husband Dean McDermott, back in March.

Tuesday’s visit to The View wasn’t the baby’s only unusual experience so far. Spelling explained later that the first time she changed Liam inside the sprawling Spelling mansion was in the gift-wrapping room.

“I was like, ‘Oh gosh, do I have a story to tell you when you get older,'” she said.

“Lucky they didn’t mail him UPS, the poor kid,” said Joy Behar.