What an early riser! We all know that Hoda Kotb is up before the break of dawn for her job at Today, but her everyday routine is quite something!

The 55-year-old recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss what every day is like for her — one that begins by waking up at three in the morning! “The schedule is insane,” the TV personality expressed to the funny host, 62. “I feel the most sorry for [my fiancé Joel Sciffman] because at 5:00 [pm] I’m like, ‘it’s dinner time, babe’ and the kids go ‘night night.'”

“I’m in bed by 7:30 [am] on a regular day,” Hoda continued. “You end up gravitating towards people who are weird like you.” The I Really Needed This Today author also revealed that she hears from some of her coworkers — Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie — nice and early.

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“My phone rings at 3:30 [am], it’s either Roker, Savannah, somebody at work … it’s totally normal,” the journalist explained. However, through it all she always has her love, 61, by her side.

“Sometimes Joel will get up early to have a quick cup of coffee before I leave,” Hoda said. Sweet! Even though the TV star is clearly quite busy these days, she always has time for her two kids — daughters Haley Joy and Hope Catherine — whom she shares with Joel.

“I feel like my life finally makes sense,” the happy mom gushed to Ellen during the same interview. “I think I thought it did but now when I get home from work — and it’s usually in the afternoon — Haley, my older one, jumps five feet and nine inches into my arms. Like, I get that when I go home … and Hope smiles at me.”

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“I said to Joel, ‘I’ve worked my whole life and my work has always ridden sidecar forever and then, all of a sudden, I have clarity. It’s weird,” Hoda continued. Although, perhaps there’s a chance her family will be extended soon.

“I don’t know. I’m not a hundred [percent] sure,” Hoda explained on the daytime talk show, adding that she “looks for signs.”

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“I was thinking maybe the answer is yes. And plus when you’re parents later in life — like watching Haley and Hope together, all I really want is for them to have someone to hold their hand forever and that’s it. That’s all I want,” she added.