Premature babies are babies born before 37 weeks. Some may think they’re weaker and have little chance of surviving, but in reality, preemie babies are fighters. They are born already in the middle of a battle and they try their hardest to make it through. There is nothing sweeter than a baby’s smile — except for maybe when a preemie smiles. Because when they smile, it shows that everything is going to be okay. Here are 13 premature babies who are smiling simply because they’re happy to be alive.
Born weighing only 2 lb 12 oz.
Look at that beautiful smile!
Born at 33 weeks, her mother was told she’d never smile again after suffering a stroke.
Her big grin just proved everyone wrong.
He may not look like it, but this man was born nine weeks premature.
He weighed 4.8 lb. He will soon be graduating from med school to be a doctor of osteopathic medicine.
Born at 34 weeks and weighing 5 lb 4 oz.
After two weeks in the NICU, this little guy is doing great!
The difference a few weeks can make.
This little lady was born weighing 3 lb 7 oz. But now at 16 weeks old, you’d have never known!
Evelyn was born at 25 weeks and only weighed 1.8 lb.
She was revived numerous times over the first six months of her life and now she is a strong and beautiful little girl, determined to live.
Kennedy was born at 31 weeks and weighed 3 lb 2 oz.
That won’t stop her from letting her smile shine.
These twins were born at 26 weeks and weighed 1 lb and 11 oz. each.
After 80 days in the NICU, they are celebrating their fifth birthday.
This little lady was born at 3 lb 14 oz.
Nothing says happy to be alive like a smile.
Born weighing 3 lb 6 oz.
This gorgeous lady has just turned 7!
This sweet guy was born weighing 4 lb 9 oz.
Now 17 months old, he is proving that preemie babies are strong too!
Seven weeks premature, but not about to give up!
This is just the start of a long and happy life for this guy.
Not a care in the world!