Kathie Lee Gifford Celebrates First Grandchild: ‘God Is Good And Merciful And Faithful’

Photo via Kathie Lee Gifford Instagram

Kathie Lee Gifford Celebrates First Grandchild: ‘God Is Good And Merciful And Faithful’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Kathie Lee Gifford recently celebrated the birth of her first grandchild, along with new parents Cody Gifford and Erika Brown. 

“My heart is bursting,” Gifford captioned a photo of the new parents at the hospital. “Frank Michael Gifford is here, confirming that our God is good and merciful and faithful. And he loves us!”

In another post, Gifford wrote: “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.”

The newborn is named after Cody’s late father, Frank Gifford, but his middle name has a special family connection for Brown. 

“Frank ‘Frankie’ after C’s pops & Michael after my uncle who passed away last year at 61 whose name also means ‘gift of God’ / Two strong men — gone but never forgotten,” she captioned her own Instagram post. 

“Thank you so much to all of you for your prayers and sweet messages,” she continued. “He’s so SO cute and we can’t get enough of all of the snuggles from this lil’ guy. We are sincerely obsessed.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Gifford’s excitement to become a grandmother: 

Kathie Lee Gifford shared her excitement for her first grandchild and what it’s like to become a grandmother later in life.

Gifford’s son, Cody, announced in December that he and his wife Erika are expecting their first child.

“You know what, I’m not excited for me, weirdly. I’m so excited for my son and his wife, and for my daughter, who’s gonna be an aunt,” Gifford said. “I’m just sort of watching it all. And I’m going to get excited the day that baby is put into my arms. I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl — they don’t know and they don’t want to, they’re doing it the old-fashioned way.”

Gifford also talked about how her late husband, Frank Gifford, would feel about becoming a grandfather.

“It’s funny, I was saying to my son last night that, ‘Daddy would be so happy, honey, with so many things going on in our lives. Daddy would be — daddy’s smiling,’” she shared.