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"Overwhelmed With Joy!": Hoda Kotb Opens Up About The Excitement Of Welcoming Her Second Daughter

Date May 6, 2019 11:07

Hoda Kotb is now a mother-of-two! The Today host and her long-term boyfriend Joel Schiffman adopted another girl in April.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It’s something that Hoda and Joel had thought about for a long time, and their new baby daughter finally went home with them! Hoda named the new addition Hope Catherine.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hoda’s Today colleagues were overjoyed when she announced on the show that she became a mom for the second time. But no one is happier than the anchor’s eldest daughter, Haley Joy! Hoda said Haley was so excited to welcome Hope that she literally ran around the house screaming, “I’m a big sister!”

How has Hoda’s life changed after welcoming her long-awaited second child? She opened up about it in a new interview with People.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As it’s her second time becoming a mom, Hoda is less anxious than she was when she welcomed Haley in 2017. However, the 54-year-old admits she started to forget how to handle babies. She told People:

I forgot everything! I was like, ‘How do you hold the baby? How do you feed a baby? How do you swaddle?’ I was googling swaddling and – you’re not going to believe this – how to put on pajamas.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Although motherhood can be challenging, Hoda admits it’s her biggest joy in life:

I just can’t believe how in a blink, life changes, and all of a sudden there are two babies in this house. I’m just overwhelmed with joy.

Hoda’s journey to motherhood wasn't easy. In 2007, the anchor underwent breast cancer treatment that left her unable to get pregnant, and for a long time, she thought being a mom wasn’t in the cards for her.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But here she is, surrounded by two adorable daughters and a caring and loving partner. She so deserves it!