Hoda Kotb may simply be listening to the pitter-patter of a second pair of child toes.
Forward of Mom’s Day, the Right now co-anchor revealed whether or not she plans on giving her 15-month-old daughter Haley Pleasure a sibling — and the ultimate reply may nonetheless be up within the air!
“Properly, how ought to I say this? I assume ‘By no means say by no means’ is the proper technique to put that!” Kotb, 53, advised PEOPLE, noting that “every thing modified” in her life since she grew to become a guardian final 12 months.
“I do know who I’m now. I’m Haley’s mother, and I believe I all the time was,” she explains. “However for those who would have requested me years in the past, ‘What are you?’ I in all probability would have stated journalist, first. However now I do know who I’m.”
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“And I do know who we’re as a household and I believe which means every thing to me,” says Kotb, who shares parenting duties with boyfriend Joel Schiffman. “She defines who I’m and she or he additionally defines priorities and issues that matter.”
“She additionally jogged my memory that delight is available in small, tiny moments,” provides the mom of 1. “You don’t need to plan a giant journey to have a very good time. You’ll be able to have it on the lounge flooring.”
Talking of journeys, Kotb says the duo have traveled to Florida “a few instances” — and her child lady was a champ through the rides. “We’ve flown a number of instances on the airplane,” says the longtime journalist. “She’s fairly good! She threw up a number of instances, however she appears okay.”
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Kotb tells PEOPLE her priorities have shifted “in probably the most stunning, magical, pleasant method” since welcoming Haley in February 2017, and that whereas balancing a profession and motherhood isn’t straightforward, it’s well worth the laborious work.
“Work has ridden sidecar proper subsequent to me my complete life, and now it’s time for a child seat to be right here,” she reveals. “I get pleasure from work and I like it and I put my coronary heart and soul into it after I’m there, however my true coronary heart is with [Haley], on a regular basis now. I really like having the ability to say it out loud, that my time along with her is an important factor — extra vital than work and extra vital than something.”
Kotb continues, “I’m glad I can say that, as a result of in all probability if this had occurred years in the past I don’t know that I’d say that out loud — simply because folks choose and suppose you’re not devoted to your work. However I’ve realized at this stage in my life I’m devoted to my work and I like it, however she is No. 1.”