"Cody knew what it was like to grow up in the shadow of a great man," Kathie said about her son's choice of name.
Grandparents hold a special place in their hearts for their grandchildren. So does Kathie Lee Gifford for Frank, her grandson.
She posted an adorable picture of the five-month-old on Twitter in which Frank can be seen intently looking at the camera. She wrote, "My precious little bubbela wants to wish you all a blessed Thursday. He says he hopes you are happy and healthy!"
My precious little bubbela wants to wish you all a blessed Thursday. He says he hopes you are happy and healthy! pic.twitter.com/cEfpWzOSV5— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) November 3, 2022
According to TODAY, Frank "Frankie" Michael Gifford, was born on May 31, 2022. He is the first child of Kathie Lee's son, Cody Gifford, and wife, Erika Gifford. Back then, she posted a picture of him swaddled in a duck-pattern blanket. Kathie 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.”
However, she doesn't want to be called "Grandma", she prefers, "Bubbalah" or "Bubbie," in Yiddish which means "dearest one" or "cherished one."
She added, “And a little kid only goes, ‘Buh, buh, buh, buh, buh,’ anyway,” she joked. “I think it’s going to be easy. Bubbie.”
Moreover, the TV presenter revealed that her son named the child Frank after his late father, NFL and broadcasting legend Frank Gifford, who died in 2015. At first, she was surprised when she got to know that Cody had named his son after his dad. Then she realized, "Cody knew what it was like to grow up in the shadow of a great man." She added, “But I guess he’s never gotten over, really, and he never will, the loss of his dad at an early age he was his hero and he still is.”
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 pic.twitter.com/yDjlzDIeB9— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) June 1, 2022
In August, she spoke about how she felt about being a grandmother. She knew that she was going to love her grandson because she "loves babies." “But this is my son’s child — my husband’s son’s son — it’s all such a beautiful tapestry of life and creation," she said. She told PEOPLE that being a grandmother is "just beautiful." "Everybody says it is. I FaceTime with him every day and he's just a wonderment," she shared. "He's extraordinary." She continued, "And everybody thinks their own grandchild is the best in the world, so I won't say anything other than they're right, their grandchild is."
For Halloween, Erika Brown Gifford shared a reel of her son Frank, dressed up in a Frankenstein jumper costume. He also posed with his parents in a series of photos, Erika and Cody. She captioned it, "Introducing FRANKIE STEIN 🧡🤍"
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