Hoda Kotb may be home on maternity leave after adopting her newborn daughter, Hope Catherine, but that hasn’t stopped her co-workers from coming to see her.
The 54-year-old Today anchor took to Instagram on Thursday to share photos of herself and her daughters Hope and Haley Joy with her beloved colleagues, who all took turns visiting her over the past nine days.
‘Our family of friends. Love our NBC posse,’ Hoda captioned the heartwarming images that show many of her Today show pals cradling her baby girl.
Friends: Hoda Kotb, 54, shared photos of her Today co-stars who stopped by her home to meet her adopted newborn daughter, Hope Catherine, including Meredith Vieira (pictured)
Too cute: Dylan Dreyer, 37, brought her two-year-old son, Calvin, to play with Hoda’s two-year-old daughter, Haley Joy
In the first photo, a smiling Hoda is holding two-year-old Haley while Meredith Vieira is leaning over Hope’s bassinet. Meredith, 65, has been filling in for Hoda and co-hosting the fourth hour of the Today show with Jenna Bush Hager.
Jenna, 37, was one of the first people to meet baby Hope. She and Savannah Guthrie, 47, admitted that they showed up at Hoda’s home right after she introduced the newest addition to her family.
The special visit took place just hours after Hoda called into the Today show to reveal he had adopted a second baby girl to give Haley a sibling
‘Jenna and I went right over right after the show. I don’t even know if we were invited, but we went in and we saw the baby, Savannah said. ‘She’s adorable. Hoda is doing great and is just so happy and pleased. It’s really wonderful.’
The sweet photo from the visit shows Savannah holding Hope while Jenna is cuddled up to Haley. Hoda, meanwhile, is squeezed next to her eldest daughter as they all smile for the camera.
All smiles: Savannah Guthrie, 47, and Jenna Bush Hager, 37, met baby Hope on April 16, just hours after Hoda had announced that she had adopted a second child
Right at home: Al Roker visited Hoda just a few days later and happily posed for photos with Hoda and her family
Less than a week after Hoda announced her joyous news, Jenna revealed that she and her husband, Henry Hager, are expecting their third child, a baby boy. The expectant mom, who is five and a half months pregnant, has two daughters, Mila, six and Poppy, five.
Dylan Dreyer, 37, also stopped by Hoda’s home, and she brought her adorable two-year-old son, Calvin, to play with Haley.
In the selfie Hoda shared, Dylan is holding the baby while Calvin and Haley are playing in the background.
The Today meteorologist revealed on Monday that she recently suffered a devastating miscarriage when she was five weeks pregnant and is struggling with secondary infertility.
She cried as she recalled how she and her husband, Brian Fichera, realized she was experiencing a miscarriage after finding it difficult to get pregnant with their second child.
Newest addition: He was all smiles when he met Hope Catherine for the first time. Hoda’s mother, Sameha Kotb, was also in town
Happy moment: The 64-year-old weather anchor was grinning from ear to ear while taking another photo with Hoda and her two daughters
Aww! Al also shared a photo of himself reading the Sesame Street book ‘P is for Potty’ to Haley, who is happily sitting on his lap
Dylan and her husband both want to give their son, Calvin, a baby brother or sister and are now exploring the possibilities of IVF to have a second child. She decided to share her story on the Today show and the viewers to make fertility struggles less of a taboo topic.
Al Roker, 64, visited Hoda and her girls last Thursday and shared precious photos of himself holding baby Hope and reading to Haley.
In the first image, he is smiling for the camera while holding baby Hope in his arms. Hoda and her mother, Sameha Kotb, are also grinning from ear to ear in the image.
Al, who is a father-of-two himself, is laughing in the second photo, which shows Hoda holding little Haley as he cradles Hope.
It looked like he even took some time to help Hoda with potty training. In the third snapshot, he has Haley on his lap while reading her the Sesame Street book ‘P is for Potty.’
Hoda shared a different photo on Thursday, opting for a picture of herself holding her laughing toddler while Al has Hope in his arms.
Too cute: The mother-of-two received a visit from Today executive producer Libby Leist, who happily cuddled with Hope and Haley
Pucker up: Today social media producer Donna Farizan gave little Haley a sweet kiss on the cheek
The mother-of-two also received visits from Today executive producer Libby Leist and social media producer Donna Farizan.
Hoda surprised her Today co-hosts on April 16 when she called into the show to announce that she had adopted a second child.
‘It’s a girl!’ she tearfully announced to Savannah, Dylan, Al, Sheinelle Jones, and Willie Geist, before adding: ‘And her name is Hope Catherine.’
Hoda’s news prompted a round of applause from her Today colleagues, with Dylan tearing up, exclaiming: ‘Hoda congratulations, I am so happy for you,’ while Al simply said, ‘Oh wow!’
Jenna, who joined Hoda as her official co-host for the fourth hour of the show only a week before, was reduced to tears as she asked her friend: ‘Hoda, how is life with two?’
First family photo: Hoda shared a picture of herself with her partner, Joel Schiffman, their eldst daughter, Haley, and their newborn, Hope, on Easter
‘This makes me so happy’: Hoda’s mother, Sameha, also celebrated Easter with them on Sunday, and the journalist posted a sweet photo of her mom giving Hope a bottle
‘Oh my God, you guys. Well, first of all, she’s laying on the pillow right now, and I’m feeding her, and I can’t believe it!’ a delighted Hoda told her co-hosts, while Savannah and Jenna dabbed their eyes with tissues.
‘In your life you think that maybe you’ve gotten what you deserve, but man I’m so happy she’s here,’ Hoda continued through her tears.
The new mother-of-two continued to say that her eldest daughter, Haley, couldn’t be more excited to have a little sister, revealing that the two-year-old has already happily embraced her role as a big sibling.
‘Haley is digging it,’ she said. ‘This morning at breakfast, she was trying to feed [Hope] her raspberries, and I was like, “Not yet babe!”
‘She was literally marching around saying, “I’m a big sister!” I mean … she did try to crawl into her bassinet, but it’s so much fun, you guys.’
Too cute: Earlier in the day, the proud mom posted images of Haley dying Easter eggs
Supervising: One sweet photo shows Haley watching her dad intently as he dyes an egg red
Hoda went on to describe the heartwarming moment that Haley met her newborn sister for the very first time while sharing the emotional meaning behind her baby girl’s name.
‘We had Haley downstairs and Joel and I said, “Wait, we have a present. We have a present!” and we went upstairs and we came down holding her. And we had been telling [Haley], “Baby Hope is coming,” and she literally walked up to her and said, “Hope!”
‘It was one of those moments,’ Hoda continued. ‘First of all, I can’t imagine any of this is happening. I feel like I’m going to wake up and God is going to say, “Remember how you were before all of this? That’s literally the way it is.”
‘You hope, you pray, and you dream about things, and we thought about Hope.’
On Easter Sunday, Hoda shared her first family photo since she and her partner, financier Joel Schiffman, adopted their newborn daughter.
Surprise! Hoda joyfully revealed on April 16 that she has adopted a second daughter, baby Hope Catherine, to give her eldest daughter, Haley Joy, a sister
Thrilled: The Today co-anchor shared sweet images of herself and Haley Joy at home with their new arrival, revealing her eldest is thrilled to be a big sister
The big reveal: Hoda called into the Today show on Tuesday to share the happy news with her co-anchors — many of whom were completely stunned by the announcement
‘This is us xo,’ Hoda captioned the image, which shows little Haley grinning from ear to ear while standing over Joel, who is feeding her little sister.
Hoda and Joel are also smiling for the camera in the picture, which is the first family photo the proud mother-of-two has shared since revealing that they had adopted a second child last week.
Hoda’s mother, Sameha Kotb, also celebrated Easter with them on Sunday, and the journalist posted a sweet photo of her mom giving Hope a bottle.
‘This makes me so happy… my mom filled with Hope,’ she wrote.
Earlier in the day, Hoda wished her 1.2 million Instagram followers ‘Happy Easter’ by sharing adorable photos of Haley dying eggs in preparation for the holiday.