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Hoda shares her (Haley) Joy on TODAY: I have never 'felt the way I'm feeling right now'

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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While Hoda Kotb hasn't visited TODAY in person since welcoming daughter Haley Joy, she called in Friday — just in time for her ninth anniversary alongside Kathie Lee Gifford — and revealed what life away from Studio 1A has been like lately.

"I am loving it," the new mom gushed. "I've had a little bit of sleep here and there, but I have to tell you, I have never in my life felt the way I'm feeling right now."

There's no doubt about it: Hoda is happy.

"Every day I say, 'Let this last forever,'" she said of her life now. "And tomorrow comes and tomorrow's better than the day before. And it keeps going and going."

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And Haley Joy's been spreading joy far beyond her mom. The smiles on the faces of her TODAY family prove that.

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So her TODAY family found the prefect present to show appreciation.

Kathie Lee and Regis Philbin, who sat in for Hoda Friday, presented the gift — and even opened it in her honor.

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It's a wee Juicy jacket for Haley Joy. As Kathie Lee put it, "her joy is non-negotiable."

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