Kathie Lee Gifford Cherishes Time With Her New Grandson Frank

Kathie Lee Gifford is loving life as a “bubbie.”

This past week, the former Today star, 68, posted a new photo with her infant grandson, Frank Michael. He is the first baby born to Kathie Lee’s son Cody, 30, and his wife Erika Brown.

“My idea of heaven,” Kathie Lee captioned the picture.

Kathie Lee Gifford Cherishes Time With Her New Grandson Frank

Baby Frankie was named in honor of Kathie Lee’s late husband, Cody’s father, Frank, who died in August 2015 at 84.

Just last month, Kathie Lee posted a sweet clip on Instagram of her meeting and spending time with her newborn grandson. In the adorable clip, Kathie Lee cradles baby Frank and rocks him to sleep while singing “Amazing Grace.”

“I finally got to meet sweet little Frankie this weekend, and the joy that filled my heart was indescribable!” she captioned her post. “I couldn’t help but sing to him, and I think he enjoyed it. Glory be to God!”

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Kathie Lee shared the good news of the infant’s arrival on Instagram, writing, “My heart is bursting. Frank Michael Gifford is here, confirming that our God is good and merciful and faithful. And he loves us!”

In the second snapshot of baby Frank on Twitter, the proud grandmother 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 personality called into Today with Hoda & Jenna to speak about the baby boy just after his birth, as well as her new role as a grandma.

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“I was surprised Cody named him after his dad because Cody knew what it was like to grow up in the shadow of a great man,” she said, speaking of her late husband the late Frank Gifford. “But I guess he’s never gotten over, really, and he never will, the loss of his dad at an early age and he was his hero and he still is.”

And when it comes to what Kathie Lee wants to be called as a grandmother, she quickly replied “I didn’t give anybody a choice of what they’re going to call me. I took the matters into my own hands.”

“I have a dear friend down here and his Israeli mother, I asked her, ‘What’s a good word for a Jewish grandmother?'” Kathie Lee shared. “And she goes, ‘Bubbalah. It’s Bubbie.’ It’s a Yiddish word … and it means dearest one, like cherished one. And the little kid only goes ‘ba ba ba ba ba’ anyway, so I think it’s going to be easy.”

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