There are a ton of things people try to do, or want to do, when they or their partner is pregnant.

Talk to the baby, sing to the baby, read to the baby, play music, whatever – and for awhile, we make time to do those things.

For most of us, though – especially if it’s not our first impending bundle – it can be hard to find the time to do as much as we want as consistently as we’d like.

Brazilian father Flavio Dantas made talking to his daughter in the womb a priority, though, and when she was born and heard his voice, it sure seemed like she recognized it.

Flavio wrote,

“I can’t explain the feeling I felt at that moment. 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!

When she was born, how did she repay me? With the sweetest smile ever.”

I mean, they say newborns don’t smile on purpose, but it certainly seems like baby Antonella did just that when she heard her daddy talk to her in full volume and without amniotic fluid and a uterine wall getting in her way!

Flavio is so clearly thrilled to be a father that you’re not going to be able to help but smile, either.


His captions on his pictures are too adorable to paraphrase.

“A love that doesn’t fit inside the chest!” and “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,” are just a couple of them.

It’s plain to see that Antonella is so very loved, with her mother also saying things like “if wealth were measured in words, I would sum it up in just one: you.”

Also, her parents are poets!

Seriously, being born into a family that contains these two gems of human beings is enough reason to smile, and Antonella looks ready to return every last drop of love she’s been showered with since conception.

I wish all three of them nothing but the best.