New Year’s Eve. A magical evening of celebrations, predictions and hope for the future, fireworks, and champagne. And apparently, a lot of sexy time. A huge amount of babies are conceived on New Year’s Eve, so prepare accordingly, folks. And if you do the math, that means these New Year’s Eve babies are born in September. As a September baby, it just dawned on me that I now know how my parents were celebrating on New Year’s Eve, 1984. Let us all have a moment of silence for my childhood innocence.
According to a TIME article, Sept. 9 is the most common birthday in the United States when consulting birth data. However, a 2006 Harvard University study found that between 1973 and 1999, Sept. 16 was the most popular birthday, TIME noted. Other articles and studies have found that generally, most babies are born between July and September, the end of summer (with the most being born in September, of course). Which means a lot of folks keep warm by getting busy during the winter time and especially the holiday season.
So what kind of baby and eventual grown human can you expect to be bringing into this world if you conceive on New Year’s Eve this year? According to astrology signs, most kids born in September are perfectionists, good communicators, creative, and great artists and writers (yay). They may be considered sarcastic by others based on their awesome communication skills, which is considered a September baby’s main downfall. They’re also extremely hard workers and would do well in working in radio, journalism, research, the medical field, teaching, or design work.
If they’re born at the end of September, they’ll be a Libra, like me, and will apparently act grown well beyond their years, love affection, and be thoughtful and kind. They’ll also love to read, and will be naturally private. This is all according to astrology, so obviously, nothing is set in stone. Though a lot of these traits I really relate to, so there you have it.
For a more scientific approach to September babies, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), September babies are more likely to do better than their peers in school and will be more likely to get into prestigious colleges. And, “August-born children rate their own academic competence significantly lower than September-born children do at ages 8 and 14,” according to the research. The study also shows that children born at the beginning of the academic year, like in September, tend to earn more per hour than those born at the end of the academic year.
Also, strangely enough, late-summer and early fall babies are taller than the average kid, according to a study out of Bristol, England. They’re also apparently better at sports. Though that’s definitely not true for this late-summer and early fall baby.
Again, this doesn't mean that without a doubt your kid will be tall, amazing at sports, creative, an avid reader and wise beyond their years. I believe that is more of a nature versus nurture question, am I right?
If you want to make sure you don’t conceive on New Year’s Eve and be part of the statistic, maybe cut back on that champagne and good cheer this year. Tell your partner that there will be no love without a glove, and remember, all it takes is one. If you do want to have a baby in September, New Year’s Eve just may be your lucky chance. It looks like they’ll turn out to be one heck of a smart, creative, and well-rounded individual. The odds are in your favor apparently, so have fun, get busy, and good luck.
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