Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Boy or Girl?

You know how it goes- you get pregnant and somehow that means everyone is given permission to tell you what you will and will not need, how you should deal with this and that, and, of course, what they think the gender of the baby will be.

I thought it would be fun to run through some old Wives' Tales to see what they claim we are having.

Sleep Position
Pay attention to which way you lay down in bed tonight. If you prefer sleeping on your left side, you’ll have a boy. Right side? You're pregnant with a girl. Left side-Boy

Upset Stomach
Little girls aren’t always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter. I would go with boy again.  I don't think this fair for FTM.  You have nothing to compare it to!  I didn't/don't have debilitating nausea compared to other people I know.  I was/am so happy and thankful to be pregnant that I never minded being sick.  I had to take some sick days because of it and I came home from school and laid on the couch all night, but that was my normal.

Soft or Dry Hands
If your hands are dry during pregnancy, you are having a boy; soft—expect a girl. They were dry my first trimester because I was dehydrated all the time.  I drink a gallon of water every day now, so.. they were pretty soft.  Inconclusive.

Food Cravings
Your favorite pregnancy foods may tell you what sex the baby is. If you’re craving citrus while pregnant, you’re having a girl. I crave fruit, but not citrus.  Boy.

Adult Acne
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl. Clear skin!  But then again, I have never had hormonal acne.  Ever.  Still, boy.

Graceful or Clumsy Pregnancy
If you feel as though you’re gliding through they day, you’ll have a girl. Stumbling? It’s a boy. No problems yet.  Girl.

Face Weight Gain
If your face gets fuller, it means you’re having a girl. I don't know that my face is any different.  inconclusive.

Sugar and Spice Food 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.  Salt!  Boy.  But I always crave salt!

Mood Changes
If you’re experiencing pregnant mood swings, expect a baby girl to arrive soon. Nothing out of the ordinary.  Boy.

High or Low Pregnant Belly
If you’re carrying the baby low on your stomach, expect a boy. If it’s high, you’re having a girl. I can feel baby kicking pretty low.  I guess, boy.

Baby Weight
If you’re carrying the baby in front, it’s a boy. Is the baby weight spaced all around your middle? It’s a girl. Boy.

Pendulum Test
Dangle a chain with a charm over your palm. It swings back and forth: boy. In a circle: girl. Girl.

Model Your Hands
“Show me your hands.” If you would hold your hands palms up, it’s a girl. Down? You’re having a boy. Um, okay.  Girl I guess.

Toddler Advice
Get baby advice from a nephew or from a 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. We have zero access to toddler boys because everyone in our life has had a girl.  Inconclusive.

Eat Garlic
Guess the baby’s sex by eating garlic. If the smell seeps out of your pores, it’s a boy. If there’s no scent, it’s a little girl. That is disgusting.  Girl I guess!

Key to Pregnancy
If you pick up a key by the round end, you’re having a boy. If you pick it up by the long end? A girl. I will put up the end closest to me.  On a key chain, I guess the long end.  Girl?

Even and Odd Numbers
If your age and year of conception are both even or odd, it’s girl. One even and one odd means a boy. Boy.  Year born-1987, age-26

Baby’s Heartbeat
If the baby’s heart beats more than 150 times per minute, you’re pregnant with a girl. Less than 150, it’s a boy. Well, that's inconclusive too.  It has been 150, it has been 160, it has been 145.  Inconclusive.

Stress Test
A child tends to be of the same sex as the parent who is less stressed at the time of conception.  BOY!

Dream Meanings
If you dream about having a girl while pregnant, you will wind up having a boy and vice versa. Girl.

Breast Size
If your right breast is larger than the left while pregnant, you are having a girl. If the left is larger, it’s a baby boy.  Boy!

According to this, it's a boy!  Not sure about that.  Tomorrow we find out!


  1. ummm okay. So most of mine are boy- including sleep, acne (which I had with emmaus and don't this time) Citrus, (I craved with Em but don't now), but I was way more sick this time... The garlic things is kinds gross- the key thing and hand thing are dumb. I think I would do it different each time. All I know is our baby is healthy and I am grateful!
    Can't wait to hear what you are having!!! yay!

  2. I'm 32 weeks along with my little girl and most of these had me pegged with a boy - although there are a few girls in there too. I'd heard of most of these before my 20 week u/s and I was thoroughly expecting a boy!

  3. I had morning sickness/extreme nausea 95% of the time - and I did not have a girl.. so I do not think that one is true at all =)


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