Monday, January 13, 2014

Gender Prediction Old Wives Tales

Well folks, we've had to reschedule our ultrasound appointment a few times due to their schedule and then ours. The day is actually TODAY! We are going to have to keep it a secret all week for the little gender reveal gathering we are having Saturday. I thought it'd be fun to do some old wives tales so ya'll can be better informed to make a guess.

-Heart-Rate- If the baby's heart-rate is less than 140 beats per minute it's a boy. If it is more than 140 beats per minute it's a girl! Baby #2's has been in the 150's.

-Toddler Advice: Get baby advice from a nephew or friend's little boy. If a toddler boy shows interest in your belly, you'll have a girl. If he ignores you, it's a boy.
Well, Max pretty much ignores it, so boy. 

-Chinese Gender Predictor- Use the chinese gender predictor. This chinese gender predictor will change your month at conception or due date month into the "lunar" month. Mine says Girl

-Shape Of Belly- If your belly is high and wide it's a girl. If your belly is low and sticking strait out it's a boy. I don't really have a belly so Inconclusive.

-Cravings- Craving salt during pregnancy? Potato chips, pretzels, and popcorn means a boy is on the way. Need a little something sweet? Ice cream, chocolate, and candy means you're having a girl.
I still love mexican food and could live without sweets so I'll say boy.

-Upset Stomach- Little girls aren't always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter.
I had all day nausea so girl?

-Partner's Weight Gain- If your partner is gaining weight like you are it's a girl. If there is no weight gain from him it's a boy.
David's probably more pregnant than I am lol. We haven't done a weight check on him though :) Girl

-Side You Rest On- If you rest on your right side it's a girl. If you rest on your left side it's a boy.
I thought you were supposed to rest on your left side per Doctors order so I have been... boy?

Mother Knows Best- The mom-to-be usually knows what she is having.
I think it's a boy. Everything is very similar to when I was pregnant with Max, almost exactly. So I'd be very surprised if it was a girl. Ya never know, though!

So there ya have it. Not very scientific, but those are the old wives tales. Prediction poll up for a few more days. Keeping a secret will be the hard part. My sister has refused to wait so I will be telling her husband and he will be doing a surprise gender party for her tonight! So fun. Make sure you follow me on instagram for the reveal Saturday night (Jens871). Pin It


"B" said...

Oh my goodness! All week, the suspense. Enjoy your ultrasound and hope the baby cooperates. Cannot wait to find out.

leah said...

AHH you find out today!! That is so so exciting, can't wait to hear! I think I'm sticking with my vote of a boy.

Mock family said...

Most everyone I talk to says if you have a lot of sickness then it's a boy….. did you go back and look to see if any of those wives tales were right for max?

Kerryac said...

The heart rate and sickness were right for both of mine. Morgan's heart rate was always high and I felt sick all day with her. Thomas heart rate was usually lower and I had almost no morning sickness with him. Although I craved salty food with Morgan, not sweet. I'm predicting girl. ;)

Sara McCarty said...

See, almost all of these were wrong when I was pregnant with Mac, so I'm confused. I have no idea! I'm going to go with mother's intuition and say BOY. :) Wouldn't brothers just be the best?! How am I ever supposed to wait for your announcement?

Brooke said...

I rarely remember my dreams and last night I dreamed that you told me you are having a girl so I'm voting GIRL!

Brooke said...

I rarely remember my dreams and last night I dreamed you told me you're having a girl so I'm voting GIRL!

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