Kathie Lee Gifford’s Son And Daughter-In-Law Welcome Baby Named After Her Beloved Late Husband

Kathie Lee Gifford is officially a grandmother! Gifford’s oldest, Cody Gifford, and his wife, Erika Brown, welcomed their first child Frank Michael on Tuesday, May 31.

Kathie Lee Gifford’s Son And Daughter-In-Law Welcome Baby Frank

The little one is named after the late Frank Gifford, Kathie Lee’s husband and Cody and sister Cassidy Gifford‘s father.

“My heart is bursting. Frank Michael Gifford is here, confirming that our God is good and merciful and faithful. And he loves us!” Kathie Lee, 68, captioned a hospital photo of Cody, 32, and Erika with their new baby boy.

The new grandma posted next to a second snapshot of baby Frank, “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.”

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Erika shared the same images and captioned: “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.”

The new mother called the day of tiny Frank’s birth the “best day of our lives.”

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

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

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The former Today co-host revealed on Instagram in December 2021 that her son and daughter-in-law, who married in September of 2020, were expecting their first child. In a sweet video to social media, Cody and Erika were seen dancing on their wedding day before the clip cut to a positive pregnancy test.

Haley Reinhart’s rendition of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” accompanied the touching clip, which ended by revealing baby Gifford was due in June 2022. A scripture, James 1:17, was also displayed on the announcement.

“I am over a blue or pink moon!!! I don’t care which,” Kathie Lee captioned the post. “So so happy for you both, @mrsamerikagifford, and for our family. Praise our living and loving God!”

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