Tuesday, April 04, 2006

quirky little "little one" stats

Was perusing an issue of Parents magazine. I should be cleaning, but I'll just use the excuse that I'm working on my 101 list, so it appears that I'm still being semi-productive. Anyway, there was a little article of baby stats. Here's a few I found interesting...
*Between 1940 and 2002, 5,776,130 more boy babies than girl babies were born in the US--that's slightly more than the population of Missouri. (Our family is certainly doing their part to keep that trend strong--out of 8 of the grandchildren, only 1 is a girl.)
*To pay for your newborn's college education, you'll need to save $20.26 each day, or $43.67 a day for a private college. (Now that's more than slightly depressing!)
*There's only a 5% chance that a baby will be born on "the due date". (Frankly, I'm surprised it's that high...I don't know anyone who's ever delivered on their due date.)

Okay, enough procrastinating for now.


Dawn said...

Wow that's a lot of boys! Timmy is the first boy on my mother's side of the family in 60 years. My family is ALL girls!!!

That's a lot of money for school. That scrares me. I don't know how people with children close in age do it!

take care,

debi said...

Dawn--That's wild about Timmy. Annie was the same here...on my husband's side of the family, she was the first girl since his mom (who was sixtysomething when Annie was born). And there haven't been any since.