Hoda Kotb Gave Daughter Haley, 3, a 'Secret Signal' During Thanksgiving Parade — See Her Cute Reaction!

Hoda Kotb found a covert way to send her daughter a sweet message during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast.

While co-hosting the 94th annual holiday parade coverage on NBC with Savannah Guthrie on Thursday, the Today personality, 56, briefly tugged on her ear at one point — a "secret signal" she later revealed was intended for her 3½-year-old daughter, Haley Joy. Kotb also shares daughter Hope Catherine, 18 months, with fiancé Joel Schiffman.

"Told Haley I would give her a secret signal from parade to say i love you! tug on my ear a la @carolburnett," the mom wrote on Instagram, adding that "Hopey slept thru parade! Naptime!"

Kotb shared a video that was captured of Haley reacting to the moment on TV, the little girl adorably giggling at her mom's signal as Schiffman gave her a kiss on the cheek.

Guthrie, 48, posted her own Thanksgiving tribute to her kids, daughter Vale, 6, and son Charles "Charley" Max, 4, writing on Instagram alongside a gallery of photos: "Thankful."

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Last month, Kotb shared photos of her family in their Sesame Street Halloween costumes, with Kotb in a red Elmo shirt and matching headband, her mother Sameha and Hope in Cookie Monster–themed getups, Schiffman as Big Bird and Haley as Abby Cadabby, complete with a multi-colored tulle skirt and puff-ball headpiece.

The TV journalist and her adorable brood met up with other "characters" during their adventure, carrying balloons featuring familiar faces from the show and wearing face masks as they posed for a group photo.

"Sunnnnnyyyy days sweepin' the clouds awayyyyy! Happy Halloween," Kotb captioned the photo, quoting the show's iconic theme song.

Last month, Kotb confirmed that she had completed paperwork to kickstart the adoption process for a third child after welcoming both of her daughters via adoption. The This Just Speaks to Me author opened up to PEOPLE about adopting again, sharing that her mindset is that "you just wait and see if it's meant to be for you."

"I feel like families come in so many different shapes and sizes and as long as there's lots of love, I think they'll endure. I'm just going to wait and see on that one," she said in October.

Haley is in preschool now, and when Kotb drops her off and picks her up from the socially distanced classroom sessions, she can't help but rave about parenthood with the other moms, she said.

"One of my favorite things is standing six feet apart from the moms at the place, waiting for her to come out. And literally, she sprints out the door … and I scoop her up. It's the best," said Kotb. "When they go in, I'm watching her face. When I see her pointing to her friend saying, 'That's my mom out there,' it makes me want to weep."

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Bachelor in Paradise's Krystal Nielson Reveals Sex of Her Baby on the Way: 'The Wait Is Over'

Krystal Nielson is having a girl!

The Bachelor in Paradise alum, 33, revealed on Wednesday she is expecting a daughter with boyfriend Miles Bowles.

"I've been thinking it's a girl this whole pregnancy up until two weeks ago. And then I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, I think it's a boy,' " the star said in a video of her sex reveal. "So I'm very mixed — very emotional."

After being showered with a cloud of pink confetti, Bowles says he was "definitely surprised" by the baby news.

"I just can't wait to meet her," the mom-to-be adds.

Nielson first announced her pregnancy earlier this month with an emotional video shared on YouTube, which showed the moment the fitness coach learned the exciting news, as well as the parents-to-be taking maternity photos on the beach. In the footage, Nielson shared that her baby is due in April 2021.

"I'm feeling so anxious and excited and nervous and whoa, all of it. I'm just honestly ready. So ready," she said in the clip, adding later in a voiceover, "I can't wait to fill my heart with so much love in creating little pieces of me into this world and teaching them about love and teaching them the love I never had."

On a recent episode of the Almost Famous podcast, Nielson said she found out she was pregnant in August — just four months after she had started dating Bowles, whom she met through his mother Katie.

"I was ready to start a family in the near future, and I needed to make sure he was really in alignment with that in order for us to really move forward. So we had that conversation really early" she said.

Nonetheless, "Miles was speechless," when she told him she was expecting, according to the fitness coach.

"I think we both were, because we were just like, 'Whoa.' But ultimately, we just felt really blessed that this was a gift for us to come together," she said. "It was something that we had been asking for, I had been praying about. I knew that this was my year to start a family, and sometimes things happen a little sooner than you expect, but like, there's a bigger plan for us."

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The former reality star added that the pregnancy has given her a renewed sense of motivation.

"I've never felt such a passion and a purpose to show up day-to-day. It's really beautiful," she said.

"It's wild," Nielson added, calling pregnancy a "sacred" experience. "I feel so blessed to have Miles as a partner, for our families to be so excited, so supportive, and we just couldn't be more excited."

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Tori Roloff Praises 'Resilient' Daughter Lilah on Her First Birthday: 'You Are Such a Gift'

Happy first birthday, Lilah Ray!

Zach and Tori Roloff celebrated their younger child turning 1 on Thursday, when her proud mama made multiple Instagram posts to mark the occasion.

"Happy birthday sweet Lilah Bean!" Tori, 29, captioned a photo gallery from Lilah's party, leading with a snapshot of the family of four that also includes the couple's son Jackson Kyle, 3½. "We love you and your curiosity so much. I love that you know what you want and what you don't want — this is going to serve you well in this world."

"I love that you're a mamas girl," the Little People, Big World star continued. "It can be exhausting at times but the fact that I can make you happy is the best feeling in the world. I love how you look at your dad and your brother with so much love. I love that you're resilient and you're getting good at going with the flow."

"You are such a light in our world Lilah. You are such a gift. I thank God every single day that He chose me to be your mom. I can't wait to spend as many birthdays as I can with you!" Tori finished.

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Alongside another slideshow featuring Lilah's "last day" taking photos alongside a blanket counting down the first 12 months of her life, Tori reflected on the quickness of time: "I can not believe we have gotten to spend an entire year with this sweet girl!! She has fit in so perfectly with our family!"

The mother of two also shared some of her baby girl's latest milestones, like assisted standing and the fact that she's currently working on a third tooth and has gotten glasses.

"She's not a huge fan of cake but donuts may be this girls thing. 🍩," Tori continued. "Sweet girl is moving all over and gates have officially been put up everywhere in the Roloff house. 🧗🏻‍♀️"

"She is still obsessed as ever with her big brother! ❤️," she added, concluding, "We love you so much Lilah girl!! Happy birthday!! 💗"

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Lilah — who, like her big brother Jackson, has dwarfism — had a health scare earlier this year, which was chronicled on her parents' TLC show. In an episode that aired last month, Tori and Zach, 30, revealed that Lilah had previously been diagnosed with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) after a hydrocephalus scare.

Their baby girl tested positive for influenza and RSV, which was a relief to her mom, as she didn't have hydrocephalus. But that relief only went so far, as Zach "almost died from RSV" when he was a baby, and the couple was told by Lilah's doctor to make sure they monitor her condition.

The following week, Tori opened up about the "guilt" she was feeling for her children, "especially" her daughter. "We've had some pretty rough stuff hit our house the last two months and I struggle with having to attend doctors or medical appointments alone [amid the coronavirus pandemic]," she wrote on Instagram. "Without my teammate by my side. I struggle sharing my life when sometimes it doesn't feel authentic because our world is so upside down and backwards right now."

"Im sharing this only in hopes that someone reads it and doesn't feel alone. We're not alone. I get that," the reality star continued. "I thank the Lord every single day that my family is here and healthy. Maybe I'm sharing also to not feel alone. Some days can feel so clouded by what's truth and whats fear. My truth is God and because God is with me I will not be afraid. But I can still vent about it on Instagram right?"

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Vicki Gunvalson's Daughter Briana Welcomes Third Son with Husband Ryan Culberson: 'He's Perfect!'

Briana Culberson is a mom of three!

The 33-year-old daughter of The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Vicki Gunvalson welcomed her third child with husband Ryan Culberson, son Hank Ryan, on Tuesday morning, according to a birth announcement shared on Instagram.

"At 9:37 AM I cut a cord!" Ryan captioned a photo of the newborn. "Mom and son are doing amazing! I’m pumped!!!"

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On Thursday, Ryan revealed that the baby boy weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz. and measured 20 inches at the time of birth.

"He’s perfect! ❤️ Hank Ryan," the proud dad wrote alongside another picture of his son.

The couple's new addition joins their sons Owen, 6, and Troy, 8.

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Ryan announced the happy pregnancy news on Instagram back in April, sharing a photo of five safety pins, resembling their growing family.

Alongside two of the larger safety pins were small ones, representing Troy and Owen. Inside one of the bigger safety pins was a tiny one for the baby on the way.

"With all the bad news going on in the world hopefully this brings a smile to your face (even if it's behind a mask)," Ryan captioned the post, in reference to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

He also revealed the baby's due month, adding, "November can't come soon enough!"

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The couple revealed they were going to welcome a third son the following month, with Ryan sharing a video of what appeared to be a muzzleloader firing a puff of blue smoke into an empty field.

In another video, a small explosion could be seen from above a wooded area before blue smoke emerged.

"It's a ??? 💖 💙" Ryan teased in the caption, before posting three blue heart emojis in the comments section.

Gunvalson, 58, raved about her daughter's growing family, commenting, "Congratulations Culberson's!!!" Replied Ryan to his mother-in-law, "Thank you!"

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Lindsay Arnold 'Feeling Incredibly Grateful' for Her Body 11 Days After Giving Birth to Daughter

Lindsay Arnold is giving an update on how she’s doing 11 days after welcoming her daughter, Sage Jill.

The Dancing with the Stars pro posted a mirror selfie on Instagram Friday alongside a lengthy caption sharing how thankful she is feeling for her body.

“11 days postpartum 💕 feeling incredibly grateful for this body that carried our sweet Sage and is now feeding her and taking care of her,” Arnold, 26, wrote. “I think it's easy to only feel grateful for our bodies when we feel we are at our tip top shape but I have truly never felt more proud of my body and it's tired/sore muscles, sore nipples 😂, and my new c section scar that will always remind me of the most special day of my life when we got to hold our little girl for the first time.”

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“Going to try and remember this feeling forever and focus more on loving my body because of what it does for me rather than how I look,” she concluded.

In addition to the touching post, the dance pro shared an adorable video of her newborn baby trying on a onesie on her Instagram Story. “Sage in her Moose onesie,” she wrote atop the clip, adding a series of heart-eyed emojis.

Arnold and her husband Samuel Lightner Cusick, who tied the knot in June 2015, welcomed baby Sage on Nov. 2.

"The most beautiful surprise on this very special day," Arnold wrote in the caption for a photo taken shortly after she delivered her daughter via C-section. She also revealed that her newborn's arrival was a week early.

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"Baby Girl and mama are healthy and well," she added in the caption. "More details to come but wanted to share this first pic of our little family 💕 #birth #mama #babygirl #csection #pregnancy #39weeks."

Two days later, Arnold revealed her daughter's name and noted that her middle name, Jill, is a nod to her late mother-in-law, who died in 2019.

"She entered this world on the same day that we lost Sams beautiful mother just one year ago and we couldn't help but see God's hand in this and know that Sage was handed down to us by her beautiful angel grandmother, Jennifer Jill Gillette Cusick," the dancer explained.

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Caterina Scorsone Opens Up About Raising a Child Who Has Down Syndrome: 'My Daughter Is Perfect'

Caterina Scorsone knows her girls are "perfect" just as they are.

The Grey's Anatomy actress, 39, details her tight-knit relationship with her three daughters for PEOPLE's cover story this week, including what she's learned since becoming mom to Eliza, 8, Pippa, who turns 4 next month, and Lucky, 10 months.

Scorsone reflects on raising Pippa, who was born with Down syndrome, saying her "difference lit a match in my life and in the life of my family."

"When my daughter Pippa was born, I was scared. I didn't know anything about trisomy 21, the name for the occurrence of a third copy of the 21st chromosome, better known as Down syndrome," she says. "… I didn't know anything. All I knew about Down syndrome was that people were afraid of it, so I figured I should be too."

The star explains how she quickly shifted her perspective, seeing any of Pippa's differences as beautiful individuality like anyone else's unique attributes. Scorsone says Pippa's arrival "cracked open a door in my life" — for the better.

"It suddenly became crystal clear," she says, adding, "There is no standard, objective, perfect human being. The metrics of perfection are arbitrary and imposed in the service of those who fit them. My daughter is perfect. Exactly the way she is."

"Pippa is perfect exactly as she is. So are you, and so am I. The only way we lose sight of that perfection is to look for it somewhere else," she says.

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Scorsone says her life has been infused with kindness ever since Pippa was born — and since she connected with other families with differently abled children.

"I didn't really know what family could feel like until I entered the disability community and met other families that loved and included a person with Down syndrome," she says. "These hilarious, real humans reached their arms around us when Pippa was born and pulled us into the most joyful, fierce hug we've ever experienced."

Remarking on what she now knows that she didn't prior to welcoming Pippa, Scorsone says "the birth of a baby with Down syndrome is something to be celebrated rather than feared."

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Back in April 2019, Scorsone, who shares her children with ex Rob Giles, opened up to PEOPLE about parenting, saying that "one thing that changes when you have kids is that nothing is in your control anymore."

She added at the time, "You have to roll with whatever is happening and there are people that are now in your life very intimately and in your space who have distinctly different personalities from you."

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Whitney Way Thore Asks Fans Not to ‘Harass’ Ex-Fiancé Chase Severino: ‘I’m Just Trying to Move On’

As Whitney Way Thore prepares for the end of her engagement to play out again — this time on-screen — in the new season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, she’s asking her fans not to “harass” her ex-fiancé.

Thore had a difficult summer, after learning that her ex-fiancé Chase Severino had cheated on her with another woman, and that they were expecting a baby. The TLC star, 36, announced their split in May “just to avoid the inevitable backlash and gossip,” she told PEOPLE.

The end of their relationship, along with the arrival of Severino’s child, will all be part of the “wild” new season, Thore said on Instagram Monday. And ahead of the premiere on Nov. 10, Thore is thanking her fans for their support, but asking them to be respectful.

“Y’all, thank you for your well wishes. I’m actually starting to do better and life feels pretty good,” she said. “Please don’t harass Chase on my behalf. None of that negativity helps.”

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Thore added that watching these difficult life events again on TV will be tough, and she doesn’t want any rude comments directed at Severino to make it worse.

“I’m just trying to move on and keep my s— together while this airs,” she said.

Thore told PEOPLE in June that she struggled after sharing the news of their breakup publicly.

“It’s difficult for strangers to have such strong opinions about something so personal, and even though so many people have been incredibly nice and sympathetic, it doesn’t really make the day to day much easier,” she said.

But Thore was optimistic, even just a few weeks after their split, and said that she’s “looking forward to a more positive future.”

The new season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life premieres Nov. 10 at 9/8c on TLC.

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Bachelorette Alum Emily Maynard Johnson Reveals Newborn Daughter's Name: 'Absolute Magic'

Emily Maynard Johnson and husband Tyler Johnson have decided on a name for their newborn daughter!

Days after sharing the happy news that she had welcomed her fifth child, and fourth with her husband, the former Bachelorette star, 34, revealed which moniker the couple decided on for their baby girl.

"Welcome to the world Magnolia Belle Johnson. You are the most perfect addition to our family and to say your brothers and sister are already in love would be an understatement," Maynard Johnson captioned a gallery of family photos on Instagram.

"My sweet Nola Belle, you are absolute magic and I can't wait to see God uncover your personality each day," she added. "I'm so happy He picked me to be your mommy!"

The couple shares sons Gatlin Avery, 3 in November, Gibson Kyle, 4, and Jennings Tyler, 5. Maynard Johnson is also mom to 15-year-old daughter Ricki, whose father Ricky Hendrick, a race car driver, died in a plane crash in 2004 just before Maynard Johnson found out that she was pregnant.

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Alongside the happy news of their daughter's arrival on Sunday, Maynard Johnson shared a sweet video documenting her birth.

"Baby #5 ….oh heavenly day," she captioned the video, which ended with the new mama sharing her first cuddle with her bundle of joy.

"It's a girl!💕 Welcome to our world!" Johnson, who married the star in 2014, wrote along with his own video documenting the big day.

Maynard Johnson regularly raves about her husband and their family on social media.

"He's such a great dad. Sometimes I'm jealous that the boys, and Ricki, love him so much that I'm like, 'I wanna be the favorite,' " the former reality star previously told PEOPLE in 2017.

"Whenever he's around, I don't have to worry about anything. He has it handled. [I'm] extra grateful for him and all that he does because I didn't have that before. And it's such a huge help," she said.

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Dan O'Toole Shares Family Pic Months After Claiming Infant Daughter Was 'Taken': 'Peace and Love'

Dan O'Toole shared a sweet family photo on Sunday, over three months after he announced his newborn daughter Oakland Eleanor Sandra was missing and then eventually "confirmed to be safe."

In the photo, the 45-year-old Canadian sportscaster holds 4-month-old Oakland tightly as his older daughters with ex-wife Corrie — Ruby, 9½, and Sydney, who turns 13 on Friday — lean in closely, smiling beside their dad.

"🙏🙏🙏 I almost forgot about the rest of 2020 thanks to this one, glorious, perfect day. My universe finally realigned. Peace and love," the father of three captioned the sweet family shot, going on to share more images to his Instagram Story.

On July 2, O'Toole made headlines when he claimed that Oakland, then 1 month old, was missing.

At the time, he posted a black-and-white snapshot of his newborn on Instagram — which he has since deleted — and wrote in the caption that he was "praying that whoever has you, is holding you. That whoever has taken you from me, is protecting you. That however has you, lets you come back into my arms."

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But just hours later, O'Toole updated the caption, writing that Oakland had been found "safe."

"My baby Oakland has been confirmed to be safe. I have still not seen her or held her," he wrote. "To those that decided to bash me during this ordeal, tell me this: have you ever looked in the eyes of your kids, and not been able to tell them where their sister is or when they will see her again?"

"We are still broken," added O'Toole. "We may never be fixed again."

In a statement, the Toronto Police Department told PEOPLE at the time that it did not have a report of a missing infant pertaining to O'Toole, and that no alert had been issued.

Just over a month after the incident, O'Toole, who hosts SC with Jay and Dan on Canada's The Sports Network (TSN), returned to television in an on-air message he posted on Instagram, saying, "We all need to take a break from time to time and look after our mental health, so I've been away for a little bit while I looked after myself."

"Now I'm back, I'm feeling good and I want to thank everyone for your well wishes and support for me and my family over the last few weeks," he added. "Everyone is doing fine, and I'm thrilled to be here, so let's get on with the show."

O'Toole announced Oakland's birth on May 26. Sharing a photo of the newborn, he wrote, "When you self isolate long enough, you get one of these as a door prize!!"

"Meet Oakland Eleanor Sandra Newman-O'Toole," he added. "My brand new lil girl who has a million names, and all of my heart. In case it was ever in doubt, now officially NEVER forgetting 2020."

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NBC's Kristen Dahlgren Says Losing Feeling in Her Chest a 'Constant Reminder' of Her Mastectomy

After eight rounds of chemotherapy, 25 rounds of radiation and a mastectomy, Kristen Dahlgren is thrilled to be in remission from breast cancer. But she’s been surprised by what ended up being one of the “hardest” side effects from her mastectomies — losing feeling in her chest.

The NBC correspondent, who announced in April that she is now cancer-free, said the numbness in her chest is “a constant reminder” of her ordeal.

“For now, life has returned to a semblance of normal, and I am trying to enjoy every second,” Dahlgren, 47, wrote in an essay for Today about her treatment and recovery. “There is, however, a constant reminder of what I have been through and what is yet to come. It hits me every time I take a deep breath, or get a hug, and especially when my daughter lays her head on my chest. That’s when I really ‘feel’ the toll the breast cancer has taken. It’s discomfort and numbness all at once."

“Of all of the side effects of treatment, for me, this may be the hardest.”

Dahlgren, who discovered her breast cancer in Sept. 2019 after reporting on unusual signs of the disease and then noticing symptoms herself, said it wasn’t an issue she ever anticipated.

“Before breast cancer, I never realized that women who have mastectomies lose feeling in their chests. It makes sense, of course — since the nerves are cut during the surgery — but it’s not something that is often talked about,” she said. “After all, the most important thing in the surgery is removing all of the cancer and saving your life. So, numbness is something I thought I would just have to live with.”

Dahlgren asked if she’ll ever regain the feeling in her chest, and plastic surgeons have said it’s not possible just yet. But she also found one surgeon, Dr. Constance Chen, who performs “flap” reconstruction to reconnect the nerves in the chest, with encouraging results — one patient said she’s back to 80 percent feeling in her chest.

Dahlgren will undergo reconstruction with Dr. Chen later this year, and while the surgeon has warned that “there are no guarantees,” she’s hoping for similar results.

“I’d really just love to feel a hug — or my little girl cuddled up against me on the couch,” she said. “If it doesn’t work, life certainly goes on, but like I have so often in the past year, for now, I am hanging on to hope.”

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