Happy birthday, Stormi Webster!
Kylie Jenner’s only child, whom she shares with Travis Scott, celebrates her first birthday on Friday and caps off an incredible year for the reality star. In the 12 months since the little one was born, she has completely changed her 21-year-old mother’s life.
Read on for the biggest ways the beauty mogul has embraced being a mom.
She has transitioned into motherhood with grace:
“Kylie is incredibly calm, caring and loving. Kylie has realized the importance for her family’s privacy and keeping things that are important to her and her family, and only sharing things with the public she feels she needs to,” a source tells ET, likely referencing Jenner’s secret pregnancy. “Kylie virtually grew into an adult overnight, but she’s handling it with grace.”
Back in August, Jenner told Vogue Australia that she knew keeping her pregnancy under wraps would be “better for us.”
“Your hormones are going crazy and your emotions are more heightened, and I just felt like I wasn’t prepared to… I just knew that it would be better for me, and I could enjoy the whole experience if I did it privately,” she said. “I just felt like it was a sacred special moment and I wasn’t ready to share it with everybody. I just wanted to keep that to myself.”
She considers 2018 her best year:
“Kylie’s life changed the moment Stormi was born. This past year has been the best year of Kylie’s life,” a source tells ET. “Her business has taken off, she has a great relationship with Travis and she’s comfortable with who she is. Although being a mother shifted Kylie’s life, it also shifted her.”
“Kylie is looking forward to 2019 and knows it’s only going to be better than this past year,” ET’s source adds.
Before the new year, Jenner took to Instagram to echo the source, calling 2018 “unforgettable.”
“Having Stormi of course has made it the best,” she wrote of 2018.
Likewise, back in March, a source told ET that Jenner was “overwhelmed with joy and love after welcoming Stormi into her life.”
Family is the most important thing in her life, despite her busy schedule:
A source tells ET that Jenner, Scott and Stormi recently took a vacation ahead of Stormi’s birthday in order to “spend some time together, before things get crazy for the couple.” That craziness will include the continuation of 26-year-old Scott’s tour and his upcoming performance ahead of the Super Bowl and during its halftime show, something that both Jenner and Stormi will be present for.
“Travis is back to his tour soon and the couple wanted to spend time as Travis is going to be busy preparing for his Super Bowl Halftime show,” the source says. “Kylie and Stormi will be in Atlanta for Super Bowl weekend to watch Travis perform.”
Though they “understand how busy they are,” both Scott and Jenner make it a point to “always make time for one another.”
Part of spending time together will include a blowout bash for their beloved baby.
“Kylie and Travis are planning to throw Stormi a major first birthday,” the source reveals. “Kylie has been planning to party for a few months now, and can’t wait for the big day. Kylie has always wanted to be a mother but she never knew the satisfaction would be this great. Kylie will have a themed party with all her family and some of her close friends. It’s a very special day for the family.”
Her bond with Scott was only strengthened after welcoming Stormi:
Just before her 21st birthday in August, a source told ET that Jenner was relishing co-parenting with Scott.
“The birth of Stormi has strengthened their bond together as a couple in ways they didn’t even realize were possible. Kylie and Travis are both extremely busy but are hands-on parents because they do not want to miss out on anything Stormi does,” the source said, adding that the two work together to make sure their little one is always receiving attention from at least one parent.
“Although they are Kylie and Travis, they have a very normal life when it comes to parenting,” the source added. “… Stormi is the most important thing in Kylie and Travis’ life, the two couldn’t be more happy with the birth of their baby. Kylie and Travis love being parents to Stormi.”
She has become self-reflective since giving birth:
“I don’t think being a mom changed me, I think it just maybe made me look at life a little differently and just value time,” she told E! in August.
Additionally, Jenner told Vogue Australia that welcoming Stormi made her “look at the future more.”
“I used to live each day as it came, and now I look at the future more. I actually feel like I love myself more after I had Stormi,” she said. “And I’m trying to be … I mean, I’m already a positive person, but just having fun, being positive.”
She has baby number two on the brain:
With how well she’s taken to motherhood, it’s no surprise that Jenner is already thinking ahead to her second child!
“Kylie and Travis are going to wait until he’s finished his [Astroworld] tour before trying for another baby,” a source told ET in December. “They want to have another child soon so it’s close in age to Stormi, but they do not want to do this while he’s busy on the road.”
“[Kylie’s] created a really beautiful life for herself,” the source continued. “She has a successful business that’s close to home. She really loves what she does and also loves that she can still be so hands-on with Stormi.”
“She really has everything she’s ever dreamed of and feels so blessed,” the source added.