Kathie Lee Gifford posts a new photo of her 5-month-old ‘precious’ grandson named after her late husband

Is anything more extraordinary than becoming a grandparent? Nothing springs to mind.

There is something incredibly rewarding about seeing your children become parents, especially for the first time.

Kathie Lee Gifford, the former co-host of Today, has been beaming with pride ever since she learned she was going to be a grandmother. Noting that the reason for celebration is not her, she says, “celebrating with my son and his beautiful wife and their love for one another. This is a blessing from God in His way and in His timing.”

Thursday, Gifford posted a photo of her five-month-old grandson Frank to Twitter.

She wrote, “My precious little bubbela wants to wish you all a blessed Thursday,” she wrote. “He says he hopes you are happy and healthy!”

Frank “Frankie” Michael Gifford was born on May 31 to Cody Gifford and Erika Gifford.

Erika wrote on Instagram that it was “the greatest day of our lives.”

“At a whopping 8lbs 8oz three weeks early, Frank Michael Gifford, ‘Frankie’ has changed our lives forever. We have not stopped bursting with so much love and gratitude for God’s most precious gift.”

The couple, who began dating in 2013 and wed in 2020, named their first child after Frank Gifford, the football legend and Hall of Famer and Cody’s father.

Erika wrote, “Frank ‘Frankie’ after C’s grandfather and Michael after my uncle who passed away last year at age 61 and whose name also means ‘gift of god.'”

“Two strong men — gone but never forgotten. 🤍”

Kathie Lee also commemorated the birth of her first grandchild by tweeting a picture of him.

“What greater miracle is there than the miracle of life? I cannot contain my joy. Thank you God for the gift of little Frank Michael Gifford.”

Shortly after Frank’s birth, she appeared on the Today Show and revealed to her former coworkers that she had other ideas for what she would like her grandchildren to call her.

Kathie Lee stated that she inquired with a friend whose mother is Israeli about the term for grandmothers.

“I asked her, I said what’s a good word for a Jewish grandmother?” Kathie Lee said at the time. “And she goes, ‘Bubbalah. It’s Bubbie.’”

“And it means ‘dearest one,’ like ‘cherished one.’”

Kathie Lee’s decision was simple because “a child only says ‘Buh, buh, buh, buh, buh’ anyway.”

“I think it’s going to be easy. Bubbie.”

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