Hoda Kotb, co-host of the 'Today' show, is coming back from maternity leave!\r\n \tShe has been on maternity leave since April, with fans questioning if she will ever come back.\r\n \tHoda posts an announcement video on her Instagram and also phones into the 'Today' show to talk about her exciting return.\u00a0\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHoda Kotb, co-host of the Today Show and Today with Hoda and Jenna, is finally coming back from maternity leave! Hoda has been on maternity leave since April and had a lot of fans worried that she would never return. Thankfully, we have confirmation that she is! Hoda actually phoned into the news network to make a formal announcement that she would be coming back.\r\n\r\nHoda leaves for maternity leave after adopting her new daughter, Hope Catherine. In previous calls, she explains how she enjoys the typical family life. \u201cI feel like I\u2019ve lived 54 years and I\u2019ve loved every minute of it, but if there\u2019s a window or a moment in my life that has mattered more than anything, it\u2019s right now,\u201d she says.\r\nHoda loves her family time, but is itching to get back to work, too\r\n\r\n\r\nHoda did acknowledge the amount of time she is taking for her maternity leave was longer than most. \u201cI know it\u2019s sort of weird that I\u2019m taking this much time, but I just feel like sometimes in life you don\u2019t know how much of your kids\u2019 lives you\u2019re gonna be able to see,\u201d she says in a previous call.\r\n\r\n\u201cBut I would say to myself, \u2018I\u2019m not gonna miss right now. This is a moment in time that I\u2019m trying to freeze \u2014 I\u2019m trying to remember everything,\u201d she adds.\r\nMark Your Calendars!\r\n\r\n\r\nWhile Hoda is truly enjoying mom life at home with her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, she definitely is looking forward to getting back to the show. She also posts a video to Instagram announcing she's coming back. She says, \u201cHi guys. Guess what? It\u2019s time to get my roots done. I\u2019m coming back to work. I\u2019m gonna be there on September the 3rd. Right after Labor Day. You guys, I\u2019m so excited,\u201d\r\n\r\nHowever, during her call into the Today show, she has some heartwarming words for her co-hosts. \u201cI always knew how awesome our\u00a0Today show family is, but you don\u2019t really realize it until you step away for a minute and then you think to yourself, \u2018Wow, I get to go back to that.\u2019\u201d\r\n\r\nWatch the video announcement below!\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/B1Yo8ZiF8EK\/\r\n\r\nRemember to mark your calendars for Hoda's return! September 3rd, 2019, we're ready!\r\nHoda Kotb's 2-year-old daughter just met Jenna Bush-Hager's newborn son! Take a look at the photos.