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Premature Baby's Smile Gives Hope To Worried Parents And Will Melt Your Heart

Written by Hillary Nguyen-Don
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Lauren Vinje
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When Freya Vinje was born at 34 weeks, her parents were worried that she might not make it. After 5 days, the premature baby shared an adorable smile to her mom and dad and now the photo is instilling hope to parents with preemies all over the nation.

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On November 27th, 2014, Lauren Vinje delivered her daughter Freya via cesarean section. Fast forward to 2016 and the toddler is healthier than ever. The parents wanted to share a little throwback photo of the precious moment when they knew everything was going to be a-okay.

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Lauren Vinje
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They submitted this photo of their daughter to the website ‘Love What Matters’ and it has been warming hearts all over the country. ‘Our first daughter at five days old. 3 lbs. 14 oz., she was happy to be alive! This picture was one I looked at often to get me through the ups and downs of our NICU days. Life is so precious,’ the caption read on Facebook.

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‘I wanted to get the picture out there because it has brought us so much joy. It puts a smile on our faces and we thought it could do that for others as well,’ Lauren said in an interview with PEOPLE. ‘She’s a constant reminder to keep things in perspective and stay positive.’

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Lauren Vinje
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They submitted this photo of their daughter to the website ‘Love What Matters’ and it has been warming hearts all over the country. ‘Our first daughter at five days old. 3 lbs. 14 oz., she was happy to be alive! This picture was one I looked at often to get me through the ups and downs of our NICU days. Life is so precious,’ the caption read on Facebook.

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‘I wanted to get the picture out there because it has brought us so much joy. It puts a smile on our faces and we thought it could do that for others as well,’ Lauren said in an interview with PEOPLE. ‘She’s a constant reminder to keep things in perspective and stay positive.’

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