A baby born prematurely can be a very scary experience for any parent. Even with the amazing advances in medical technology, it’s still frightening for the mother and father, who will feel totally powerless to help their little one in their earliest days on earth.
So when little Freya was born several weeks premature, her mother, Laurie, was understandably worried about her little girl’s fate. But a mere five days after she first entered the world, her little angel did something to let everyone know that she was here to stay for a good, long while: she smiled.
Some people say that Freya was smiling because she was “happy to be alive,” while others still think she could sense her parent’s worry and wanted to tell them that she was safe. No matter what you might think, there’s one thing we can all agree on: She has a stunning smile, even without teeth!
Laurie posted the adorable picture and, within hours, countless parents from all around the world were sharing the stories of their own premature babies. Not only is it great to see so many happy and healthy babies, but these adorable little newborns are inspiring parents who are currently dealing with their own preemie babies — giving them hope and a reason to smile during their own trying times!
“Our first daughter at five days old. 3 lbs. 14 oz., she was happy to be alive! This picture was one I looked at often to get me through the ups and downs of our NICU days. Life is so precious,” mother Lauren Vinje told Love What Matters.
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