YOUR JANUARY BABY

January 14, 2022 6 min read

Happy January, mamas! If you’re expecting a little one this month, you’re in for a treat. January is known for being the month where creative and ambitious babies are born, including many famous and historical figures.


Important Dates for your 2022 January Baby:

  • Your baby will graduate high school in 2040, and if they attend college, they’ll get their diploma in 2044.

  • Brace yourself, mama. That means your little one will start kindergarten in 2027!

  • The first election your baby votes in will be 2040.

  • And their 21st birthday will be celebrated in 2043!

  • Finally, to compare your 2022 babies to events that have happened in your lifetime, think about this. Your 2022 January baby was born:

    26 years after the first flip phone
    The clamshell style Motorola StarTAC, hit the shelves in 1996. 60 million were sold! Did you own one?

     


    50 years after “American Pie”
    Don McLean topped the charts with this historic song in 1972.
      Fun fact: At 8 minutes and 42 seconds, this was the longest song to top Billboard’s Hot 100 chart until 2021. That record was broken by Taylor Swift with her 10-minute version of “All Too Well”. The pop star graciously acknowledged this accomplishment and sent a thank you to McLean with a flower arrangement.

        100 years after the first shot of refined insulin
        was used to treat type 1 diabetes in 1922. The shot was given to 14-year-old Leonard Thompson at Toronto General Hospital. The scientists behind the treatment later received the 1923 Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

           

          Personality Traits of your January Baby:

          • January babies are known to be independent, high achievers seeking recognition in whatever they do. From taking their first steps to getting their first degree, your little one will be looking to you for that “Great job, kid!”. That reaffirming attention from their number one fan will help them build positive self-esteem. If they feel like their efforts aren’t being rewarded or like they’ve failed, they can be secretly sensitive while pretending it doesn’t bother them. Help your January baby relax and enjoy the fun side of life, too.
          • Speaking of excitement, your early-January baby is more likely to become a celebrity, according to a study done by the University of Connecticut. This has to do with their knack for creative problem solving and healthy self-worth. If your little one is drawn to the stage or is known for cracking jokes, nurture that creative side and see where it takes them!
          • Also, because your child is born at the start of their class year, they’ll be more developed compared to their peers with summer and autumn birthdays. This is especially an advantage in early childhood, where those extra months can give them an edge when trying out for a sports team, socializing with their peers, and comprehending schoolwork.
          • That strong sense of independence and drive for success, combined with an encouraging schooling experience, makes them more likely to pursue a career that requires extended education. Your January baby is more likely to become a doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional, according to a UK study by their National Office of Statistics.
          • But most importantly, your January baby is unique. Whether you’re about to raise the next big celebrity, a pediatrician, or perhaps a pastry chef, geologist, or teacher – only time will tell. The biggest advantage your January baby has is that you are their parent. Get ready to watch them shine!

           

          January Birth Month Fun Facts:     

          The January birthstone is garnet.

          Garnet is a red gemstone that gets its name from the Latin word for ‘seed’. Garnet is said to resemble a pomegranate seed – a sweet comparison.

           

          January has two birth flowers; the carnation and snow drop.

          You may recognize carnations for their wide variety of colors, all with different meanings. The pink carnation represents a mother’s love, making it a thoughtful bouquet for a new mom this month. Snow drops also have a poignant message. Some of the first flowers to spring up in winter, they represent hope and beauty.

           
           

          The most popular birth dates in January are the 4th, 10th, and 24th.

          These days each see an average of just over 11,000 babies born in the United States, as of 2020. However, these days aren’t very common when looking at the year as a whole. In comparison, September 9th is known as the most popular day to be born, and around 12,300 babies claim it as their birthday every year.

           
           

          …While January 1st is one of the rarest birthdates in the calendar year!

          To be more specific, there is only one day with fewer births per year, and that’s December 25th – Christmas Day. A baby born on New Year’s Day will be one out of only 7,792, according to this chart using data on babies born from 1994 to 2014.

           
           

          There are two zodiac signs for babies born in January:

          If your baby’s birthday is before January 20th, they’ll be born a Capricorn. Represented by the sea-goat, this sign is a go-getter ruled by Saturn. After January 20th, you have an Aquarius on your hands. While their symbol is the water-bearer, Aquarius is actually an air sign!

            

          Famous People Born in January:

          Celebrities that share a birth month with your baby include:

          • Betty White – 1/27/1922
          • Oprah Winfrey – 1/29/1954
          • Ellen DeGeneres – 1/26/1958
          • Bradley Cooper – 1/5/1975
          • Zooey Deschanel – 1/17/1980
          Musicians born in January include legends such as:
            • Eartha Kitt – 1/17/1927
            • Elvis Presley – 1/8/1935
            • Janis Joplin – 1/19/1943
            • David Bowie – 1/8/1947
            • Alicia Keys – 1/25/1981
            January is the birth month of visionaries and people who changed the world in their lifetime, like:
              • Joan of Arc – 1/6/1412
              • Benjamin Franklin – 1/17/1706
              • Alexander Hamilton – 1/11/1755
              • Simone de Beauvoir – 1/9/1908
              • Martin Luther King, Jr. – 1/15/1929
              There are even some famous fictional characters born in January:
              • Magnum, P.I. – 1/3/1946
              • MacGyver – 1/23/1951
              • Severus Snape (Harry Potter) – 1/9/1960
              • Dwight Schrute (The Office) – 1/27/1970
              • Leslie Knope (Parks and Rec) – 1/18/1975

               

               

               

               

              January World Events:

              • January 27, 1785 – The University of Georgia was founded, making it the first public university in the United States. Today, there are approximately 1,625 public universities offering two and four-year degree programs in America.

              • January 1, 1892 – The start of a new era in America, Ellis Island opened in New York Harbor. This little island would become the gateway to a new life for over 20 million immigrants coming to America until it closed in 1954. Many Americans of different cultures all over the United States can trace their ancestry back through Ellis Island.

              • January 20, 1964 – "Meet the Beatles" charms the United States music listeners as they are introduced to The Beatles. This is the start of a British pop revolution in the states as Americans went wild for The Beatles’ new music.

              • January 6, 1987 – At the University of California in Berkley, astronomers witnessed the birth of a galaxy from afar for the first time. What exactly does that look like? Well, they saw evidence that 71 billion trillion miles away from Earth, around a billion suns ignited inside of a vast cloud of gas. That distance, plus the speed of light, means what those astronomers observed actually occurred some 12 billion years ago.

                 

                 

                 

                Snapshot of Life in January 2022

                When your little one asks what the world was like when they were born, here’s what you can tell them!

                • The most popular songs on the radio, according to Billboard, as of 1/13/2022 were “Easy On Me” by Adele, “Stay” by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber, and “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals.

                • A winter storm in the northeast on January 6th and 7th had 17.7” of maximum snowfall as it passed from Kentucky to Massachusetts.

                • Movies released in January included The Matrix Resurrections (12/22/2021), The 355, (1/7/2022), and The King’s Daughter (1/21/2022).

                • Major news headlines included:

                Water vapor found in another planet’s atmosphere, on a planet 150 light-years away from Earth.

                In COVID news, the White House announced a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million lab-based PCR tests for public schools as part of the effort to keep kids in the classroom.

                ’Squid Game’ makes history as 1st non-English TV show nominated for SAG Award”, another win for the Netflix hit show. 

                Happy Birthday to all January babies!



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