New Mom At 52! Hoda Cradles Adopted Baby Before Returning To Work

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Apr. 18 2017, Updated 11:54 p.m. ET

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Oh baby! Hoda Kotb held her adorable adopted infant daughter to her chest as she navigated through NYC as a new mom this weekend. Click through the gallery to see her happy little family and to find out how she’s prepping for the arrival of a new rival – Megyn Kelly.

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Mommy duty! Kotb, 52, carried her newborn daughter through the streets of New York City on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.

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She returned to work on the TODAY show after a two-month maternity leave, ready to fight for her spot against Megyn Kelly, who will be joining the network after her bitter split from Fox News.

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Adopted Haley Joy was snuggled in her mom’s arms on Easter Sunday.

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“I’ve been a mess,” Kotb said on the NBC morning show after her brief time away with her baby. “I’m a little bit afraid I might explode into tears.”

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I saw everyone and I’m blubbering like a baby,” Kotb said about reconnecting with her co-workers after maternity leave.

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Despite having an eight-week old in the house, Kotb said she is thrilled to be a mother. “I’m feeling great. I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy," she gushed.

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Kotb admitted that after beating breast cancer, she was told she could never have children. “There was a hole. People would say, ‘Oh, do you have kids?’ And I’d feel like, ‘Ouch.’ I knew inside it was supposed to be for me," she said.

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Motherhood suits her!

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