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How do we love Mom? Let us count the ways.

By MARY JANE PARK
Published May 13, 2007


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80.5-million

Estimated number of mothers in the United States in 2001.

4.1-million

Number of births in the United States in 2005.

9, 065

Number of births in Pinellas County in 2005.

July

Most popular month in which to have a baby in the United States (359, 426 in July 2004).

Tuesday

Most popular day of the week to have a baby in the United States (13, 045 births on Tuesdays in 2004).

Jacob & Emily

Most popular U.S. names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2005.

11.5-billion

Dollars spent to celebrate Mother's Day in 2005.

16-million stems

Estimated number of flowers imported into the United States for Mother's Day.

21-million stems

Estimated number of flowers imported into the United States each year.

1, 600

Number of Mother's Day card choices offered by Hallmark Cards Inc.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Survey of Income and Program Participation; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Social Security Administration; UPS; Miami International Airport; Pinellas County Health Department Office of Vital Statistics; Yahoo! search; Hallmark Cards Inc.

Compiled by Times staff writer Mary Jane Park and Times researcher Carolyn Edds.

Since 1914, the second Sunday in May has been a national holiday dedicated to celebrating our mothers. Thanks for everything, all you great moms!

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