In Good Company
Children born when leaves rustle in September's breeze
can count on one thing, lots of company. For families,
hospitals and birthing centers, September in North
Carolina means one thing – babies, more than
any other month of the year. And 2005 was no
different, according to data released in August by
the N. C. State Center for Health Statistics. Nearly
11,000 births (nine percent of the state's annual births)
took place in September out of a total of 123,040 births
in 2005. Baby boys accounted for slightly more than
half of all births and the top three names parents
chose for them included classics such as William, Joshua
and Jacob. Among girls, Emma, Madison and Emily were
Some little-known facts about North Carolina births
- On average, 366 births occurred a day in September
compared with a yearly average of 337 births a day.
- The most births in a day took place on September
8, the fewest on December 25.
- Thursday was the most common day for giving birth.
- The youngest mom celebrated her 10th birthday,
the youngest dad was 14.
- The oldest mom had to blow out 53 candles on her
cake, the oldest dad had 75.
- Doctors and midwives delivered 2,076 sets of twins,
65 sets of triplets, 2 sets of quadruplets.
- The largest baby born weighed 13 pounds and 9 ounces.
North Carolinians can now look to September, with
summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer,
as a month of birthdays and births. May new children
live long and healthy lives and get off to the best
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