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EntertainmentHoda Kotb Opens Up About Adjusting to Life as a Mom of Two: 'In a Blink, Life Changes'

15:40  01 may  2019
15:40  01 may  2019 Source:   people.com

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With two children to care for now, Kotb tells PEOPLE that she has been able to let go of some the pressure that comes with being a mom . For more on Hoda Kotb ’s new life as a mom of two , pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

With two children to care for now, Kotb tells PEOPLE that she has been able to let go of some the pressure that comes with being a mom . But your heart’s ability to expand blows my mind.” For more on Hoda Kotb ’s new life as a mom of two , pick up Offers may be subject to change without notice.

Hoda Kotb Opens Up About Adjusting to Life as a Mom of Two: 'In a Blink, Life Changes'© Brian Doben

After adopting her baby girl Hope Catherine in April, Hoda Kotb is now a mom of two — but the Today show anchor says her second time around is much different than when she adopted her older daughter, 2-year-old Haley Joy.

“I forgot everything!” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “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.”

“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,” says Kotb, 54.

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"Today" show host Hota Kotb said that her life drastically changed when she became a mother of two . Our beautiful Hoda Mama is on the cover of @PEOPLE and opened up about life as a family of four! pic.twitter.com/BYsHBHN9mM. “I just can’t believe how in a blink , life changes , and all of a

Mom life : Hoda , 54, is currently on maternity leave to adjust to life with baby Hope Catherine, three months, and Haley Joy, two . 'It's cool, Haley when she opens her eyes, the first thing that she says to me is 'I want to kiss baby Hope. I'm trying to have heart to hearts with Haley, I want her to know

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Kotb announced her new bundle of joy in a phone call on the April 16 episode of Today.

The outlet shared a photo of the longtime television journalist holding her new addition, with her older daughter Haley standing next to her mama and new little sister with a big smile on her face.

“It’s a girl! And her name is Hope!” Kotb could be heard saying through tears over the phone as her fellow Today personalities wiped their eyes.

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Hoda Kotb is feeling overwhelmed by all the love in her household, now that she has two daughters. After becoming a mom for the first time in February 2017, when Kotb and her longtime boyfriend Joel Schiffman adopted daughter Haley Joy, the Today show host welcomed another baby

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With two children to care for now, Kotb tells PEOPLE that she has been able to let go of some the pressure that comes with being a mom.

“My first time around, I spent my whole time going, ‘I got it! I got it!’ ” she says. “I didn’t know what to expect with two. All of a sudden, with two kids, you’re like, ‘Wait, baby one is crying, baby two needs to be put down. Hope is hungry, Haley needs me.’ “

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RELATED VIDEO: Hoda Kotb Opens Up About Adjusting to Life as a Mom of Two : “ In a Blink , Life Changes ”. Kotb ’s 10 o’clock co-host Jenna Bush Hager just went off on her own maternity leave “Live your life with your kids, and take all that awesomeness and bring that to the show,” she continues.

RELATED VIDEO: Hoda Kotb Opens Up About Adjusting to Life as a Mom of Two : ‘ In a Blink , Life Changes ’. Bush Hager, who had her third child in August and “I was playing with my kids and I kept having that one number in my head. And I was like, no no. I don’t want life to be controlled by a scale.”

Kotb adds, “I was always like, ‘I have to fix it! Here I come.’ Now I’m just like, ‘Haley’s safe. She’s good. The baby’s going to eat in a minute. She’ll be okay.’ “

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In February 2017, Kotb revealed she had adopted Haley after the baby girl was born on Valentine’s Day that year. In 2007, Kotb battled breast cancer, leaving her unable to conceive. She even told PEOPLE in 2017 that she thought she would never be a mother.

“I felt like, before Haley came, I’d had an average life,” Kotb shares now. “She stepped in it, my heart exploded. And then, all of a sudden, this little girl Hope steps in and you realize how much room there is in there.”

She adds, “You think you’re topped out. But your heart’s ability to expand blows my mind.”

For more on Hoda Kotb’s new life as a mom of two, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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“One of the things in my life I’ve always wanted was to be a mom ,” Hoda Kotb tells PEOPLE. Now, as she continues adjusting to her new life as a mom , Kotb , who with the blessing of her Today show bosses is taking time off to bond with Haley, says she is often struck by how much has changed so

After adopting her baby girl Hope Catherine in April, Hoda Kotb is now a mom of two — but the Today show anchor says her second time around is much different than when she adopted her older daughter, 2-year-old Haley Joy.

“I forgot everything!” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “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.”

“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,” says Kotb, 54.

Hoda Kotb Opens Up About Adjusting to Life as a Mom of Two: 'In a Blink, Life Changes'© Provided by TIME Inc. Hoda Kotb covers PEOPLE with daughters Hope and Haley | Brian Doben Kotb announced her new bundle of joy in a phone call on the April 16 episode of Today.

The outlet shared a photo of the longtime television journalist holding her new addition, with her older daughter Haley standing next to her mama and new little sister with a big smile on her face.

“It’s a girl! And her name is Hope!” Kotb could be heard saying through tears over the phone as her fellow Today personalities wiped their eyes.

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With two children to care for now, Kotb tells PEOPLE that she has been able to let go of some the pressure that comes with being a mom.

“My first time around, I spent my whole time going, ‘I got it! I got it!’ ” she says. “I didn’t know what to expect with two. All of a sudden, with two kids, you’re like, ‘Wait, baby one is crying, baby two needs to be put down. Hope is hungry, Haley needs me.’ “

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Kotb adds, “I was always like, ‘I have to fix it! Here I come.’ Now I’m just like, ‘Haley’s safe. She’s good. The baby’s going to eat in a minute. She’ll be okay.’ “

Hoda Kotb Opens Up About Adjusting to Life as a Mom of Two: 'In a Blink, Life Changes'© Hoda Kotb/Instagram Hoda Kotb with daughters Hope and Haley | Hoda Kotb/Instagram In February 2017, Kotb revealed she had adopted Haley after the baby girl was born on Valentine’s Day that year. In 2007, Kotb battled breast cancer, leaving her unable to conceive. She even told PEOPLE in 2017 that she thought she would never be a mother.

“I felt like, before Haley came, I’d had an average life,” Kotb shares now. “She stepped in it, my heart exploded. And then, all of a sudden, this little girl Hope steps in and you realize how much room there is in there.”

She adds, “You think you’re topped out. But your heart’s ability to expand blows my mind.”

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