Hoda Kotb has looked absolutely radiant in every single photo we've seen of her since she welcomed her daughter Hope and became a mom of two. But as it turns out, there's definitely a bit of humor mixed with the "overwhelming joy" that's causing her huge toothy grins in photos with her family. Even though Hoda's toddler Haley Joy is only 2 years old, it appears as though Hoda has completely forgotten what it's like to have a baby around, like so many other second-time moms.
"I forgot everything!" she told People for its latest 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."
LOL. However, despite the confusion over having diapers and bottles back in her life, Hoda's learning how to balance having two little girls. "My first time around, I spent my whole time going, 'I got it! I got it!' 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,' she said. "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.'"
And perhaps the most relatable thing of all: Hoda's realized that no matter how much your heart grows to hold all the love for your first child, there is always, always room for more.
"I felt like, before Haley came, I'd had an average life. 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 said. "You think you're topped out. But your heart's ability to expand blows my mind."
Us too, mama.