Maria opened up about the decision on her podcast and why it won't become a regular occurrence
Maria Menounos is in love with mom life.
"3 months old today! Kev and I really want to keep her little face off social BUT no one ever saw her smile because she was too little when we shot the magazine cover," she wrote.
"Anyway, while she’s still little I figure I get this one post out as she LIGHTS up our day everyday and I hope she can light yours up to! We love her soooooo much we may explode!!!"
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On the episode of Heal Squad released on Monday, the new mom talked about her decision to share the sweet photo on social media.
"I posted for the first time so that everyone can see her face," Menounos says, noting that she and husband Keven Undergaro had previously discussed not sharing her.
"That picture that I posted of the three of us happened. I'm like, 'Oh my god, she's owning us.' She's in the middle, with her one hand on your chin and the other one on mine. It just happened and it was perfect," she raved.
"In that picture, she's 2½ months. That she's smiling with us, looking up at the camera, it all added up," Undergaro added.
Still, Menounos says she doesn't plan to share her unless a "life-changing situation" presents itself. "I'm really going to try not to, for her sake."
While guest hosting a July episode of Live with Kelly and Mark, the TV personality revealed that it was Athena's 1-month-old birthday and told co-host Mark Counselos, 52, how she decided on her name.
"It's funny, I looked back ... when I told Kevin I was pregnant and I was already calling her Athena in that video. I didn't even realize," she told Consuelos. "[Athena is] the goddess of war and wisdom and courage and strength, all of those wonderful things."
"Her middle name, Alexandra, is the defender of humankind. I didn't put all that stuff together, so it's kind of crazy."
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