Gina Neely is introducing her grandson to the world!
The former Food Network star’s daughter Spenser Lewis-Neely gave birth to her first child, a son named Noah Tayloe, on Aug. 2. And on Friday, Neely shared photos of the tiny tot on her Instagram page.
“My little Hersey Kiss is perfect!” Neely 57 gushed about her grandson adding a single heart emoji.
In her gallery of photos, Neely showed baby Noah sleeping in a blue monogrammed footed pajama set and a matching hat embroidered with his name on it. Other pics included a series of selfies of her holding the swaddled newborn.
Lewis-Neely also shared her happy news on Instagram, posting the same pic of her son. “Noah Taylor Taylor is finally here!” the first-time mom wrote. “We’re so in love already and he’s so sweet. What a true blessing it is to bring this beautiful bundle of joy into the world.”
Neely first announced that Noah had been born on Instagram Wednesday.
“Noah is HERE!!!! 6 lbs. 4 oz.,” the proud grandmother captioned a celebratory selfie from the hospital, in which she is holding a blue balloon. “My heart is about to explode! 💙💙💙💙.”
“But this day has been the most joyful, full hearted, most pure and beautiful day,” she added in a follow-up post.
Neely went on to say that she was “toasting” the new parents “for giving me the most beautiful life of Baby Noah!”
“He is the gift that will keep on giving! Noah I can’t wait to spend more time with you! 💙,” she continued, signing off, “Love, Gigi 💋.”
The Down Home with the Neelys star revealed her daughter’s pregnancy in February, raving to PEOPLE how she was “exploding with happiness” and that her “heart [was] so, so full” over the news.
“Do you know how long I’ve been waiting for this day? I prayed and prayed and prayed for this. I thought this wasn’t going to happen until I got into the wheelchair!” Neely joked. “I told my daughters, ‘Step it up, I want to enjoy the baby, too! I want to be playing with it, helping with it — you gotta hurry things up here!” And my firstborn, my lead girl, my 33-year-old, she came through!”
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Lewis-Neely welcomed her first child with partner Tayloe Taylor, whom Neely called “very loving and very hands on” in her interview with PEOPLE.
“They are a great couple,” Neely said, noting the two would be getting married after the baby’s arrival. “Spenser is my daughter who wanted a baby before a husband. These millennial women, they are not doing it in a traditional sense, and that is something I needed to embrace.”
“I had to kind of take a step back because Spencer, she checked me on it. I pressed her and she said, ‘But Mom, who said it was right that way?’ She went on. “And I realized, I thought that because my mama got in my head, and her mama in hers, and her mama in hers, etc., etc. This generation, they’re not doing that. So I had to snap out of it.”
“And you know, I’m at this stage in my life where I’m really open to the blessings coming, no matter how they’re coming,” Neely continued. “I’m lucky to have peace in my life, so and when you have that stability and that gratitude, you can really absorb the love. I’m feeling it, let me tell you. People keep asking me, ‘What is that light behind you? Do you have an angel behind you or something?’ And I feel like I do because I’m just in this space of feeling and spreading joy.”