Kathie Lee Gifford officially became a grandma! Her son Cody Gifford and his wife Erika Brown happily welcomed their first child into the world on Tuesday, May 31st. Their firstborn is a boy whom they named Frank Michael.
Kathie Is Ecstatic Over Birth Of Grandson
The child is named after Kathie’s late husband Frank Gifford. Kathie was ecstatic and posted the good news on Instagram. She captioned the picture “My heart is bursting. Frank Michael Gifford is here, confirming that our God is good and merciful and faithful. And he loves us!”
The happy new parents can be seen smiling in the picture as the infant appears to be taking a nap. In a few hours, the picture has gotten over 54,000 likes and over 3,800 comments. Most of the people in the comments congratulated her, while a few others talked about the joys of being a grandparent.
The happy grandma also shared another close-up picture of the newborn. She captioned it “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. 8 lbs. 8 oz. of sheer beauty.”
Meaning Behind The Child’s Name And More
Erika, mother of the newborn baby also shared some insights into his name. She wrote that the baby’s first name was after Cody’s father and that Michael in his name was to honor her uncle. She mentioned that her uncle passed away at the age of 61 last year. Erika also talked about how Michael also meant ‘gift of God’. She mentioned the two strong men in their lives were now gone but never forgotten.
The birth of your firstborn is not something one forgets, especially the mother. Although the process can be extremely tiring and takes a physical and emotional toll, Erika was happier than anything. She said that it was the “best day of their lives”.
Erika also thanked people for their wishes and prayers and said that they have not stopped “bursting with joy”.
Erika’s Water Break And Pregnancy
The pregnancy was first announced back in December when the couple shared the happy news with the world on social media. Erika recently posted a picture of how her water had broke and that it was a good day to have a baby.
More About Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford is a French-born TV presenter, songwriter, singer, author, and sometimes an actress as well.
Kathie is best known for her role in the show Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee. The show ran on for 15 years and helped built a loyal fanbase for Kathie and even Regis Philbin. She has two children, Cody and Cassidy Gifford.
Although Kathie has donned many hats over the years, she gets to try something new now. Being a grandmother is one of the best things in the world as you get to spoil the child as much as you want. It is evident as Kathie is ecstatic to have become a grandmother. Fans look forward to her posting more about the newborn baby and her journey as a grandmother.