Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Boy, Girl, Twins, Triplets

Do you remember back in the day, we're talking grade school, when you used to jump rope and it went through some little jingle and then it got to Boy, Girl, Twins, Triplets and the minute you tripped up the jump rope, whatever that swing was would be what you were having?

I'm within weeks now of finding out what the sex of the baby is going to be and you can bet your bottom dollar I want to know.  I think it's awesome for those who hold off, but I just can't do it.  Not that I'm a huge planner or whatever, but I'd like to have an idea.  I know sometimes they can be wrong at predictions but still I'd like to know.

It's fun listening to people making their own predictions.  I have my guess and everyone thinks that means that is what I want.  No, that most certainly doesn't because I want a healthy baby with 10 fingers and 10 toes but that doesn't mean that whole mother thinks she knows thing hasn't played into account.

So I've followed blogs all along where people get pregnant and they go through the old wives tales and Chinese calendars to see if the predictions are correct.  Lindsay did one (maybe 2) Chinese calendars on her blog and I went and plugged my info in, came back boy (if there were 2, they both came back boy).

Then I knew that there were wives tales so I went and googled wives tales predicting sex of baby and wound up on this post of 10 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales.  So we're going to go through Lindsay Hutton's list:

1. Rumor has it, if you're carrying high = girl.  Carrying low = boy.  carrying front = boy, if you expand horizontally = girl.
I can't believe I'm sharing a picture like this.... oy!
What do you think?

2. Body cues: Legends say that if you are having a little girl, she'll steal your beauty. So, if you've got acne and other not-so-pretty skin blemishes, you've got a little princess coming your way.
Dry hands and cold feet are signs of a boy. So, if you've got these ailments, break out the baby blue.
Again, really going out on a limb with this face picture.  OMG!
What do you think?

3. Ring Swing: I haven't done this one but I've thought about it....

4. Drano experiment:  This one is as old as it is weird. The mom-to-be is required to pee in a cup, and mix in a tablespoon of Drano. If the liquid turns green, you're having a girl. Blue? You guessed it. It's a boy.
Yeah haven't convinced myself to do this one yet either... but I've thought about it.

5. Baby's heart rate: Your baby's heart rate might be an indicator of its gender. If your little one's heart rate is under 140 beats per minute, you're having a little boy. If it's over, get ready for your little girl!
I haven't had an ultra sound in just under a month.  So far though every result has been above 140 except one.
What do you think?

6. Craving predictor: Craving sweets? According to some, that means your going to have a little girl. Salty and sour cravings indicate a boy.
Normally I'm more of a salty/savory type person anyway... Every once in a while I'd like a dessert though.
What do you think?

7. Relying on age:
Chinese birth charts use your age at conception and the month you conceived to determine the sex of your baby. Want to give it a shot? Try it!
The Mayans used a similar method. They looked at your age at conception and the year your baby was conceived. If both are even or odd, it's a girl. If one is even and one is odd, oh baby — it's a boy!
This Chinese calendar came up girl.  Based off the Mayan's I was 30 at conception in 2013 so that's even/odd = boy.
What do you think?

8. Sympathy weight: Has your spouse been indulging in your pregnancy cravings, too? If your hubby packs on a little sympathy weight, the tales say you're in for a sugary-sweet little girl.
Hubby actually went on a diet and dropped 16+ pounds...
What do you think?

9. Morning sickness: Actually, morning sickness means pink. If you're stricken with a queasy stomach during your first trimester, think ribbons and bows. If you sail through your pregnancy with nary an upset stomach, it's blue all the way.
Oddly enough I only got sick twice (once I choked on a pill so I don't think that counts...) but I was quite nauseous starting around week 7.
What do you think?

10. Key test:
If you've got a preggo friend, try this little experiment on her. Place a key in front of her and ask her to pick it up.
If she grabs it by the narrow part, she'll have a sweet little girl. If she picks it up by the round part, she'll have an adorable little boy.
I don't have any preggo friends....
What do you think?

So what we've learned from all of this is.... it's just a guessing game.  I have a 50/50 chance of having a girl or a 50/50 chance of having a boy.  So there we have it boys.  But seriously, any predictions on your part?



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7 comments:

  1. I remember doing this when I was pregnant with my son! I think 90% of what I did said that I was having a boy, but I didn't believe it.. ha ha, teach me ;D This was fun to read about! I'll predict a boy, just for the fun of it!

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  2. I'm going to say... BOY!! Based on no scientific findings whatsoever, it's just usually the prediction I make. And I'm wrong at least 50% of the time ;)

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  3. I am going to say Boy from the heart beat one! A couple of nurse friends swear by that one! ha ha! Can't wait to hear what you are having! xo

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  4. I did a post about all of the wives tails a little while back. so fun :) A little bit of me believes the heartbeat one tells the true gender. I haven't heard of anyone yet saying that the BPM were wrong with their gender.

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  5. Only guarantee I have is it's not a watermelon!

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  6. I remember that game!! You should totally do the drano, and compare all your symptoms with the Wive's tales once you find out what it is ;)

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  7. Love those ol' wives tales! Those are great! LOL 50/50! definitely one or the other :)

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