She went on to share more details about Hope's adoption, including how she and longtime partner Joel Schiffman decided on the girl's first and middle names.
Two years ago, Kotb surprised her Today family and fans around the world when she shared the happy news she had become a mom to little Haley. Baby Hope joins Hoda's two-year-old daughter, Hayley Joy Kotb, whom she also adopted, in February 2017.
"Joel and I were standing there when they hand you the baby - and it's the closest thing to a live birth I think you'll ever see - [and] in that moment I was like, 'My God.' My heart just grew 10 times, it's unbelievable", she said about her experience with her boyfriend Joel Schiffman.
Kotb said Haley's been trying to feed the baby and has proudly been announcing she's a big sister. "I'm so happy she's here!" Kotb recalled, "I stopped for a minute". I looked at the clock and I wrote down 11:54 a.m.
"You hope, you pray, you dream about things, and we thought about Hope", Kotb said. I knew that was the minute it was changing. "In that moment I was like, 'Oh my god, my heart just grew!'" Take a day, take a week, take some time. "I feel like if you're meant to have a child in your life, your child is out there", the talk show host concluded.
Schiffman didn't hesitate for a moment.
"I can't imagine any of this happening", Kotb expressed. "And I knew I'd chosen the right man".
And now, baby Hope makes four.