Tarsila and Flávio Dantas revealed how they talked to their baby every day for months when she was in her mother's belly and as soon as she was welcomed into this world, she greeted her parents with "the sweetest smile ever."
After spending months eagerly anticipating the arrival of their child, a couple was blessed with a beautiful girl. But moments after being born, little Antonella broke into one of the most endearing smiles after meeting the two people she could only hear until now. Tarsila and Flávio Dantas revealed how they talked to their baby every day for months when she was in her mother's belly and as soon as she was welcomed into this world, she greeted her parents with "the sweetest smile ever."
Flávio, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with his family, took to Instagram to share a picture of the adorable moment when his little girl first laid eyes on him while being cradled by Tarsila who was lying in a hospital bed. "I can’t explain the feeling I felt at that moment," he wrote according to The Sun. The proud father, who is a naval soldier, went on to recall the time he has spent with her before she came along. "Every day I talked to my daughter in her mother’s womb, I always told her that I loved her, that Dad was there, and that I was going to be the best father in the world!" he said of his promise. "When she was born, how did she repay me? With the sweetest smile ever."
"A love that doesn’t fit inside the chest!" he wrote expressing his joy about having his firstborn daughter. Flávio went on to post many photos on his social media handle and one of them was captioned, "God gave me my biggest reason to raise my head, let go of sadness and go after the world to be able to give you." The baby's mother, who is a cook by profession, also shared a sweet photo of her little angel, who she described as "a gift sent by my Lord" on social media. "If wealth were measured in words, I would sum it up in just one: you," read the caption of the post. "My rare jewel cut by the hands of God." The heartwarming post touched people across the globe, especially fellow parents.
"I read books to my son, and he knew me right away by my voice. He was crying and I started talking to him, and he stopped crying...it was a great day," wrote one user. Another shared, "Mano what a moment, congratulations! I have a lot of difficulty speaking with my wife's belly, who is also pregnant with a girl." A third expressed, "This is so true. My daughter hasn't seen her dad yet, but when she heard his voice over the phone... the reaction was priceless! As if they've met and known each other since day 1 of her existence. The closeness is already there! Made her dad's heart melt."
"Yes, I believe too," shared another. "I used to talk to my baby when he was inside the womb and I clearly remember his reaction when I talked to him on day one. Now my baby is 12 months." There were also those who congratulated the pair and wished them a happy life. "May God give you happiness !!! And your daughter will definitely always be happy, lucky, prosperous! This smile will be a guiding star all her life! God, your photo is just super! Charges with such energy and joy !!!!! Guys, HAPPINESS TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!" wrote one. Antonella's parents continue sharing her journey with the world via Instagram and boy is it sweet.
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