Having a child is an enormous blessing and every parent knows this. But, in the case of Flávio Dantas, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this was a dream come through. This father was excited when he first heard that his wife is carrying a child and he talked to his child every day while it was still in the womb.
The couple found out the gender of their baby and when this proud father found out that he was going to have a daughter he was overwhelmed with joy.
His wife, Tarsila, said that he greeted his daughter while she was still in her stomach every morning before going to work with the words: “I’ll always be there”. The amazing thing was that when he pronounced those words the baby kicked back and showed her appreciation. In this way Flavio established his special bond with his unborn daughter.
The time for delivery came, and Flavio was ecstatic that he would finally meet his daughter. Baby Antonella was born at Marcílio Dias Naval Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, on August 11th, 2019. On this date is the Father’s Day in Brazil which contributed to a greater joy for Flavio.
The medical team brought the baby Antonella to her parents for their first meeting, but she was sleeping. Tarsila remembers how they put her baby on top of her still sleeping, and then Flávio greeted his newborn child with the word “hello”, repeating it once again. Then, something amazing happened; Antonella opened her eyes and gave her father the biggest smile. This moment was captured on camera and became so popular that was shared by millions of people.
The smile of the baby and the great joy of happiness of both parents were so pleasant and emotional that everyone wanted to see it.
Antonella recognized the voice of her father on her first day outside the belly of her mother as she was hearing it for weeks and months.
Did you know that babies can process sounds in their 16-week?
Once the baby reaches its 26 week it can react to the noises from the outside world and can be soothed by hearing the voices of her parents. This baby is very lucky to have parents that love her and adore even when she was still in the womb. Her mother considers her as “a gift sent by my Lord,” and Flávio lovers her so much that his love is “too big to fit inside his chest.” Thanks to the delivery of his daughter he found out what is the real meaning of experiencing absolute love.
Tarsila posted a picture of herself with her baby girl, and shared her love and the love of her husband with the following words: “If wealth were measured in words I would sum it up in one: you. My rare jewel cut by the hands of God.”