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

Published May 13, 2007



Estimated number of mothers in the United States in 2001.


Number of births in the United States in 2005.

9, 065

Number of births in Pinellas County in 2005.


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


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.


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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