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Hoda Kotb Shares Sweet Selfie With Daughter Haley After Returning to Work at 'Today'

by Leena Tailor 8:44 PM PDT, April 18, 2017
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Hoda Kotb’s baby girl, Haley Joy, is too cute!

The Today host returned to work as a new mom on Monday and admitted it was difficult to leave her daughter at home. So naturally, the first port of call after wrapping her first day back was quality time with Haley.

WATCH: Hoda Kotb Makes Emotional Return to ‘Today Show’, Gushes Over Daughter Haley Joy

Enjoying some fresh air with her new bundle of joy, Kotb captured the mommy-daughter time with a sweet selfie in the sun.

In the adorable snap, Haley gazes at her mom with her big brown eyes, while huddled into a baby carrier.

“My girl 👶🏼❤️,” the TV anchor captioned the pic on Instagram.

My girl 👶🏼❤️

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Kotb announced that she had adopted Haley shortly after her Valentine’s Day birth. Last month, she shared a photo of her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, hanging with Haley on a playmat.

❤️❤️

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After taking two months off for maternity leave, Kotb opened up about life as a parent to her Today co-hosts, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, during her first day back on the show.

WATCH: Hoda Kotb Breaks Down in Tears Talking About Daughter Haley Joy

"I think that by a certain stage in your life you think you have had every experience you are going to have -- but then she shows up," Kotb tearfully said on Monday’s show. “This is beyond a dream, like, you have your dreams, and then this."

"I never believed in love at first sight until now," she continued. "She was the missing puzzle piece. I was scared to hold her, but then when they put her in my arms, she fit perfectly."

See what else she had to say about wee Haley in the video below.

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