Gender Prediction: Are We Having a Boy or Girl?!

boy_girl_symbolsIt is like torture having to wait this long to find out our baby’s gender. I will love the heck out of either a boy or girl but I just feel that once we know it will make all of this less like a dream and more like its really about to get so real and amazing :-). AND we will finally be able to give our baby a name! I have been back and forth about whether or not I feel it is a boy or girl, and they say that the mom almost always knows, but I am so crazy in my head right now that I don’t think my knowledge of anything like that is admissible.

Well, we find out next week and I’m so anxious and excited!!! I am going to go so crazy on Amazon with baby shopping that you would think that I never knew such a thing as shopping existed before. Oooo! I should even plan a Saturday morning garage sale trip!

Michael’s sister-in-law introduced me to the old wives tales on baby gender and I’ve recently gotten super into them. I also finally decided if my belly is high or low. Here are my answers to some old wives tale gender indicators!

Old Wives Tale #1: Heart Rate
If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy — The first time that we heard our baby’s heartbeat it was at 163 bpm and has never been below 156 since then Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #2: Shape of Belly
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl. If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it’s a boy — I used to be so unsure about this but now that I’m bigger I can tell that I am definitely high. My aunt also pointed out that I was high a few weeks ago, and compared to my earlier pictures and other lady’s bump pictures at 3 1/2 months my bump seemed to have gotten up there in every way pretty fast! I just cocked  side in the mirror to get a better actual side view of myself and of my belly is much above my waist and huge Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #3: Ring Test
Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly. You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth and it’s a boy if it swings in a circle — Michael’s mom used a needle on a string and it was so crazy! It “told” us boy, boy, girl…like it literally stopped abruptly and started again until it stopped completely Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #4: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones — Michael says I’ve been overreacting, but yes I have been getting small breakouts and I hate it! Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #5: Cravings
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl — All I ever want is strawberry banana smoothies, applesauce, and frosted flakes!!! Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #6: Skin under Left Eye
The eye test is when a “V” or “branches” appear when you pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a “V” or “branches” in the white part, you’re having a girl — What in the world!?…Oh maybe the shape of the tired red squiggly lines under my right pupil, none on the left though Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #7: Time of Conception
The person that is most aggressive in bed at the time of conception is the opposite of what the baby will be — Keeping it classy, no comment Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #8: Legs
If your legs get really big, you’re having a boy. If your legs stay in shape and lean, it’s a girl — Still have chicken legs Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #9: Moodiness and a Little Pecker (this one is odd, but funny)
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have another extra girl hormones in you. Your pregnancy will make you smile and be more happy if you are having a boy because there’s a little penis inside you. Ewww hahahaha. Well, I’ve been SUPER pouty about everything, I won’t get into details it’s embarrassing, sorry Mikey hahaha Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #10: Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived — I’m not sure if I was 22 or 23 at the time because it was around my birthday but either way… February and age 22 and 23 = Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #11: Mom’s Beauty
Basically you are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy. It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty. If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, a little boy it is — I wish, but I look gross. Hahaha Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #12: Dream of Sex of Baby
If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. Dreams show the opposite of what you are having — Only my dad has had dreams that is was a girl. I have the strangest dreams ever, I think it’s from taking my prenatal vitamins at night Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #13: Clumsy vs. Graceful
If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy — I’m pretty clumsy, I run into things all the time and always feel like I’m going to wobble over Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #14: Side You Most Rest On
If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy. If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl — I try to lay on my left since it’s better for blood flow but my right is sooo much more comfy Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #15: Dad’s Weight Gain
If the dad-to-be gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy — My bear actually lost a lot of weight Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #16: Breast Test
If a pregnant woman’s left breast is larger than the right breast, she’s having a girl. If the right breast is larger, it’s a boy — I can’t tell a difference Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #17: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having — Like I said, I’m a looney right now… Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #18: Morning Sickness
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl — I was a little dizzy and slightly nauseous until like 3 months but that is all Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #19: Areolae
If your areolae (the part around your nips) have darkened, it’s a boy. If they haven’t, its a girl — 😦 Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #20: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy — I could do without but that’s not good for the babe Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #21: Feet
Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant? If so, you just might be having a boy. If your feet have stayed the same before pregnancy and during, you’re having a little girl — I think my feet were always freezing before pregnancy but I do believe that they have gotten colder Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #22: Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy — I was having all day long headaches so bad that I felt like I got hit with a sledge hammer, but my midwife and I figured out that it was peanut butter that was making me have headaches, now that I stopped going for a spoonful of peanut butter a day they stopped completely Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #23: Baby Names
It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby — Michael and I made the final decision on a girl’s name ages ago, we have been all over with a boys name even though we narrowed it down by 2…maybe 3 😛 Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #24: Urine
What color is your pee? If it is bright yellow, you will have a little boy. If your urine is a dull yellow, plan on a girl — Dull, Sometimes it’s even clear Prediction outcome: GIRL

Total Boy: 8
Total Girl: 12
Inconclusive: 4

So, I feel like it could be so close to a tie. Guess we still have to wait a week! Cannot wait to find out!!!


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