We’re already into the second month of the year! Crazy, right? It always feels like these first couple months of the year go by in slow motion, but we’re already halfway through February and there is so much to look forward to! I mean, I can almost smell Spring! Almost.

For those of you expecting a February baby, you have even MORE to look forward to! Not only are you bringing a beautiful baby into the family, but those born in February appear to be pretty awesome. After doing a bit of research, I’ve learned a lot about babies born in the month of love and football! They’re known for being compassionate, frank, and honest. All good things, right? They’ve also been known to have a bit of a rebellious streak so…consider this your heads up. (Sorry, I’m just the messenger!)

If you have a February baby at home, or you’re expecting a wee one to join the family this month, here are 6 fascinating facts about February babies.   

They’re more likely to be born early

If you have a winter baby due to arrive in the next few weeks, make sure that nursery is all set up and ready to go. Like, NOW! Studies show a 10% spike in premature births in January and February.

They’re either an Aquarius or Pisces

Those born in February will either fall under the sign of the water bearer or the fish. Those born February 18th or before are Aquarians and considered to be original and progressive thinkers. They’re also clever and optimistic. Those born in the later half of February fall under Pisces and are known for being emotional, sympathetic, imaginative, gracious, and creative.

They’re more likely to be artists

Speaking of being creative, those born in February are more likely to become artists. Studies show one of the most common professions of those born in the month of February is an artist. Another common job on the list? Traffic Cop. I guess they can’t all be artists.

They tend to be taller

Think about all your friends and family with February birthdays. Do they happen to be a little on the tall side? Well, studies show that not only are February babies longer at birth, but they also tend to be taller as they get older.

They have an uncommon birthday

Seeing as February is the shortest month of the year, it naturally has fewer births. So, those born in February have pretty uncommon birthdays. Plus, every four years is a leap year. So, those who happen to be born on February 29th have the rarest birthday of all!

They share a birthday month with Rachel

If you’re not a Friends fan, well, I’m not sure we can be friends. But if you are, you’ll be happy to hear those born in February share a birthday month with one of the famous friends. Jennifer Aniston turned 53 on February 11th. This month is also full of other awesome celebrity birthdays including Drew Barrymore, Michael Jordan, Sheryl Crow, Steve Jobs, Isla Fisher, Tom Hiddleston, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Nothing wrong with being a part of this group!

If you’re still not convinced of February’s awesomeness, I’ll give you even more to celebrate! February is host to National Cherry Pie Day, National Retro Day, National Comfy Day, National Random Acts of Kindness Day, and National Kahlua Day. It’s on the 27th. You didn’t miss it! That being said, February also has National Cook a Sweet Potato Day. Seriously, it’s a thing. I can’t make these things up. (Although, someone does!)

For those with a February baby, or those expecting one to arrive by the end of the month, share what you love about it in the comments below, and enjoy this wonderful month of all things love!      

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Linsey is a happily married mother of two living in Plainfield, ON. When she’s not busy chasing her two crazy boys, she’s running her own freelance writing company, Little Miss Creative. In her downtime, she enjoys tea, backyard BBQs, watching Friends reruns, and hanging out with her family and friends. Oh, and candy.

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