Even though it’s somewhat in the middle of the year, September has always been a month of new beginnings. It’s the start of a new school year, a new season begins, we adapt to new routines, and everything just feels like a fresh start! Oh, and pumpkin spice is everywhere! Depending on how you feel about pumpkin spice, that could be a good thing or a bad thing. Even if you don’t like the taste of pumpkin spice, I think we can all agree it smells amazing! Okay, maybe we won’t ALL agree.
Besides pumpkin everything, September is also the month to celebrate some fun – and random – things, like National Pepperoni Pizza Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, National Comic Book Day, National Coffee Day, and a day I think the whole world needs right now…National Love People Day. It’s on September 30th. I’m also kind of a fan of National Guacamole Day. So yummy!
September is also a great month to welcome a new baby. I welcomed my first baby in September, and he just turned 13 this year. (Yes, I have a teenager in the house now. Send help…or wine.) His birthday always lands around Labour Day weekend and back-to-school. He actually started junior kindergarten on his 4th birthday, which he was pretty excited about back then. Now though…not so much!
If you have a September baby in the family, or you’re expecting your wee one to arrive this month, here are 6 interesting facts about those born in September.
They grow up tall and strong
As a Mom of a September baby, I can agree! Studies out of Bristol University found that babies born in the late summer and early fall are taller and stronger than those born in winter and spring. Their bones are even thicker! Considering my September born is a couple inches taller than me and won’t stop growing out of all his clothes, I have a feeling there’s a fair amount of truth to this one.
They have the most popular birthday month
According to Reader’s Digest, 9 out of 10 of the most popular birthdays throughout the year are in September. Researchers found that mid-September has more birthdays than any other time period of the year. The most popular birthday is September 9th, and September 19th comes in second. Why is this you ask? Well, if we turn the clocks back 9 months, that put us in December when couples have more time off to celebrate the holidays and spend time together…cuddling.
They’re a Virgo or a Libra
Those born in the month of September are either Virgos or Libras. Even though they share the same birth month, the signs are actually quite different. Those born between September 1st and 22nd fall under Virgo. Virgos are known for being super organized, efficient, and practical. Those born September 23rd to 30th fall under the Libra sign. Libras are charming, romantic, and dreamy. My oldest is a Virgo and I can honestly say, he is all of those things.
They are more prone to asthma
Now this one isn’t exactly a positive thing, but it’s definitely worth knowing and keeping in the back of your mind. A Vanderbilt University study found that those born during the autumn months are 30% more likely to develop asthma. Researchers think it’s because babies born right before winter are more susceptible to colds and viral infections.
They are more likely to live to 100
While they may be more likely to get asthma, they’re also more likely to live the longest! Research has shown that the majority of people who live to 100 and beyond were born between September and November. Of course, diet, exercise, and a positive outlook on life will help add years to your life, but apparently your birthday could help as well!
They share their birthday month with a wide range of celebrities
The month of September is filled with celebrity birthdays! We’ve got actors, singers, athletes and even royalty. Those born in September share a birthday month with celebrities including Will Smith, Zendaya, Beyonce, Keanu Reeves, Freddie Mercury, Bill Murray, Jimmy Fallon, Prince Harry, Serena Williams, Salma Hayak, and Avril Lavigne.
As we all settle into our new routines this month, make sure you take some time to slow down and celebrate those September birthdays in your family. If you don’t have a birthday to celebrate, may I suggest you celebrate National Ice Cream Cone Day on the 22nd? Or maybe National Quesadilla Day on the 25th? Both fun and delicious days I’m sure the whole family will enjoy celebrating.
For those with a September baby, or those welcoming a little one this month, share what you love about it in the comments below. Oh, and Happy Pumpkin Spice season! I mean, Happy September!