Heartwarming Moment: Newborn Baby Smiles at Her Father Immediately After Birth, Thanks to Months of Communication in the Womb
The incredible connection between a baby and their parents begins long before birth. Research reveals that babies in the womb not only hear but also retain the memories of what is said to them. This was proven true when a newborn baby lit up with a smile upon hearing her father’s voice for the very first time.
Little Antonella captured not only her father’s heart but also the hearts of thousands when a photograph of her priceless smile went viral.
Tarsila Rosa and Flávio Vilela eagerly awaited the arrival of their first child. Flávio, filled with excitement, made it a habit to communicate with his unborn daughter every day. He would greet her in the mornings and return home from work to share stories about his day. Flávio consistently expressed his love for her, gently stroking his wife’s belly and assuring their daughter that he would always be there for her. On the day Antonella was born, the doctors handed the sleepy baby to the couple. Antonella weighed just over 3.125 kg and measured 49 cm (6.8 lbs and 19.2 inches). “They placed her on me, still sleeping, and as soon as he spoke to her, Antonella opened her eyes and smiled,” Tarsila Batista recounted to Gᴏᴅ Updates.
Flávio repeated everything he used to say to her while she was in the womb, and the moment Antonella recognized her father’s voice, she smiled. Fortunately, this precious moment was captured on camera and when it was shared on Instagram, it quickly spread like wildfire.
“I thought I knew what true love felt like until I witnessed the most sincere smile in the world… That’s when I became certain of what love is,” Flávio expressed.
He described his love for his daughter as an overwhelming feeling that couldn’t be contained within his chest, while Antonella’s mother, Tarsila, saw her as a divine gift. To emphasize their special bond, Antonella was born on Father’s Day in Brazil.
On Instagram, the joyous father, residing with his family in Brazil, shared a photo of this heartwarming moment with his little girl. Captioning the image, he wrote, “I cannot explain the emotions I felt in that moment. Every day, I spoke to my daughter in her mother’s womb, telling her how much I loved her and that I would be the best father in the world. And how did she repay me upon her birth? With the sweetest smile ever.”