Life is truly a beautiful thing—and that's something these little babies who are happy to be alive can attest to. These premature babies may have been born earlier than expected, but they're more than on time with supplying their cheeky grins.
Check out these little munchkins who are feeling grateful to be alive and in this big wide world. Luckily, there were cameras present to capture the magic of these hams. A big welcome goes out to these cheesers on this list.
Up Close And Personal
We think this little smiler has a joke that he's trying to tell us, which is why he's gotten so close to the camera. Come on little one, you have to stop laughing in order to say it.
Missus With Her Mittens
Who ever said that mittens were a winter fashion item? This sweetheart is proving all the mitten naysayers wrong by wearing hers indoors whenever she feels like. You go, girl!
The Fighter Looking To Knock Out Her Medical Issues
A premature baby is classified as any baby that's born three weeks before their expected due date. It's not always a big deal, but preemies often have higher health risks and more medical problems.
She's Smiling Because She Loves Her New Look!
This little girl was born weighing only three pounds and seven ounces, but she's since bounced back and become a healthy happy baby! We're all overjoyed she really embraced bulking season.
It Took Four Months, But He's A Happy Chunky Man Now
This macho man's parents were very concerned about his weight for quite a few months, but once he hit four months old he started gaining healthy weight. We're so proud of him and can't wait to hear more about his journey.
This Queen Lets Nothing Hold Her Back
She had a bunch of medical problems after being born at 33 weeks, but you wouldn't be able to tell at all because of that incredible smile! Her hair looks so fluffy too and we all definitely are trying to rustle it through the screen.
This Little Fighter Is Going Stong After Only 27 Weeks In The Womb
Happy six-month birthday to this little fighter who really stuck it to all the health complications that being born 27 weeks premature brought him. We weren't invited to the party but we're going to be ordering a cake anyway, that's how happy we are for him.
Born At 31 Weeks And Still Has Better Style Than Me
Some people are just born stylish—that's the downright truth with this little preemie girl. She was just saying sayonara to the womb at only 31 weeks and embracing the stripe trend right away. What a queen.
She's Definitely Smiling Because Her Brows Are On Fleek
We can't be expecting everyone to have amazing brows, but wow, this little baby just blew all of our expectations out of the water with her fleeked out brows! I'd be smiling too if I had those.
He Just Can't Stop Smiling
If you ever wanted to see what a face of pure joy looks like, just ask this little one who can't stop smiling. This little dude with a face of pure joy is just so happy to be here and it's contagious.
He's Flashing The "V" For Victory
This smiling dude is just about the coolest baby in the world. Even though he's premature he knows that everything is going to be alright so he's flashing us the peace sign. Rock on little one.
He's Definitely Enjoying The Dad Hug
Babies love dads and that's a well-known fact. This little preemie is soaking up the dad love here and very obviously enjoying it. He's about to ask him to turn on the spa sounds playlist, that's how relaxed he is.
She's Straight Up Rocking The Big Girl Bib And She Knows It
This preemie won't let minor things like birth times get in the way of her being her most fashionable self. She's out here representing the bib community by wearing her spillage best and we love it. This look is so solid we're sure she's ready for solid food.
He's Got That Mona Lisa Smile
This guy has an air of mystery surrounding his grin. He's like the Mona Lisa in baby form. We think he's seeing right into our souls but maybe he's just waiting for gas to pass.
The Face Of An Angel And The Eyes Of A Deer In Headlights
This baby is smiling because she got some great news... her free milk coupon was accepted by her mom and she's so stoked. This adorable little coupon queen has the cutest eyes and the best thrifting skills we're all jealous of.
This Preemie Queen Has Her Wave Perfected
This little lady has dreams of being the Queen, clearly, judging by how perfect her royal wave is. She's graciously waving at her fans... aka mom and dad taking her picture.
He Sat Up For Food And It's A Total Mood
This little preemie guy is doing well and according to his mom is now sitting up and "interested in food." Well, I've never related to a baby harder because I'm pretty much only motivated to accomplish things because of food.
He's Looking Up To See What All The Noise Is About
Make sure you keep your voice down around this relaxation king because he just started noticing what's going on. You're going to have to get creative hiding secrets from him from now on... he's just starting to question whether you really "have his nose" or not.
Suns Out Tongues Out
There's nothing cheekier than a baby smile with a tongue sticking out. This little man thought he'd add a bit of flair to his birth picture by sticking his tongue out. We're all for this jokester and hope he never loses his sense of humor.
She Can't Dance Yet... But She's So Excited To Start!
This photo looks like it was taken just after this baby finished a dance routine. She was definitely trying to bust a move on the carpet and couldn't quite do it. Don't worry hun, you'll get there and be on Dancing With the Stars in no time!
Still Smiling Three Years Later!
From preemie baby to Wonder Woman! Her mom described her as 'my miracle,' who was born at 29 weeks and survived a 98 day stay in the NICY. She had apnea, sepsis, and pneumonia, but now all she's got is smiles!
"Look At Me Now"
He's a former 28-weeker who is now participating is the March of dimes walk! His name is Thomas and as his shirt says, he was a preemie, look at him now!
Surviving & Thriving
Oliver was born at 27 weeks old and even though he came into the world earlier than expected, he was a fighter. Here here's a happy, smiling one-year-old whose ready to take on the world.
How Could You Not Love That Smile?
She may have given her parents a scare when she showed up a little early, but now she's a happy healthy girl whose just here to scare them with her messy eating habits.
Now That's A Happy Baby
Little man Lewis here was born at 26 weeks old, weighing less than two pounds. 12 months later he's a "hefty" 18 pounds and he's all smiles on his first birthday!