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13 Preemie Babies Smiling Because They're Happy To Be Alive

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.

Facebook | Audrey-Lindy Cheatham

Look at that beautiful smile! This is such a small baby, but they have such a big, happy grin.

Born at 33 weeks.

Facebook | Angela Soilleaux

Her mother was told she'd never smile again after suffering a stroke, but her big grin just proved them wrong!

He may not look like it, but this man was born nine weeks premature.

Facebook | Jackie Penny

He weighed 4.8 lb. He will soon be graduating from medical school to be a doctor of osteopathic medicine. Congratulations!

Born at 34 weeks and weighing 5 lb 4 oz.

Facebook | Katie Hoffman

After two weeks in the NICU, this little guy is doing great! Despite everything he's been through, he looks like he doesn't have a worry in the world.

The difference a few weeks can make.

Facebook | Natasha Bond

This little lady was born weighing 3 lb 7 oz and looking a little down on her luck. But now at 16 weeks old, you'd have never known!

Evelyn was born at 25 weeks and only weighed 1.8 lb.

Facebook | Carla Blain

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.

Facebook | Jill Chambers Goodwin

That won't stop her from letting her smile shine. With her little hand against her face, she looks like she's having the best daydream ever.

These twins were born at 26 weeks and weighed 1 lb and 11 oz. each.

Facebook | Ashlee Rachelle Loveless

After 80 days in the NICU, they are celebrating their fifth birthday. They couldn't look happier, or more like best friends!

This little lady was born at 3 lb 14 oz.

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Nothing says happy to be alive like a smile, and this baby has one of the biggest, brightest smiles I've ever seen!

Born weighing 3 lb 6 oz.

Facebook | Melody Porras-Thompson

This gorgeous lady has just turned 7! That big, happy smile is so beautiful and a reminder that you can make it through anything!

This sweet guy was born weighing 4 lb 9 oz.

Facebook | Carrie Estes

Now 17 months old, he is proving that preemie babies are strong too! His big grin is a sign of pure happiness.

Seven weeks premature, but not about to give up!

Facebook | Joshua Miller

If it's possible for a baby to have a determined smile, this baby has one! This is just the start of a long and happy life for this guy.

Not a care in the world!

Facebook | Kristine Coma

Born at 25 weeks and weighing 2 lb 2 oz, he flashed his first of many smiles at one month old. That's not just any smile — that's a BIG one. He must be pretty happy!