I know every pregnancy is different, and these wives tales aren’t even supposed to be taken as truth, BUT, every pregnant woman wants to look and see if they have symptoms for a BOY or a GIRL ;)
Since I know the gender of my child now, (BOY!) I can finally do this!
Okay so they say,
1. “If you’re carrying high, break out the pink. If your bump is low, you’re carrying a boy.”
This one was true for me! My bump is all down low. :)
2. “According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy.”
This one was totally FALSE for me! At 12 weeks his heart rate was 165-170 bpm. Currently (20 weeks) his rate is about 145 bpm.
3. “Craving ice cream every single day? Some people believe this means it’s a girl. If you have to have salty or sour stuff, then it’s a boy.”
Totally true for me! I ALWAYS crave salty or spicy foods. (Eating crackers, cream cheese and jalapeno jelly as we speak) (; I crave pickles, and anything jalapeno also. I haven’t craved anything sweet, and when I eat a lot of something sweet it makes me sick to my stomach! Blegh!
4. “This ancient method uses your age at conception and the month you did the deed to determine gender.” (link here: “http://www.parenting.com/chinese-gender-predictor/start”)
This one was true for me as well! My age at conception is 18 and month was either August or September, both say boy for me!
5. “If you’re breaking out like crazy, blame it on your girl babe. The belief goes that girls steal their mother’s beauty, hence, those annoying zits.”
This was half and half for me, in the first few weeks of my pregnancy (5-10wks) my chest and face broke out a little. But ever since then I haven’t had any acne problems!
6. “Sick as a dog during the first trimester — or still? Signs indicate you’re having a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy.”
Totally WRONG for me. I threw up literally every day from 4 weeks to about 10 weeks, then from 10-20 weeks I’ve thrown up at LEAST a few times each week. (Including Christmas day!) Yuck!
7. “If your skin is dry, you’re said to be having a boy – and if it’s soft, then a girl is on the way.”
True for me! My skin is suuuuuper dry! I feel like I need to roll around in lotion every day!
8. “Has your hair become thinner and dull? Or full-bodied and glossy? Thin and dull says girl, gorgeous and glossy says a boy.”
Thankfully this is true for me! My hair has gotten thicker and glossy! (Maybe from the prenatals?)
9. “If your feet get colder than they used to pre-pregnancy, it’s a sign you have a boy on the way. If your feet are the same, then it’s a girl!”
Also another truth for me! My feet have been getting cold a lot, and I’m usually not a sock wearer but you bet I’ve been slipping on the warm fuzzy socks ;)
10. “I came across an article which said a study was done on mother’s guessing the gender. The women (who didn’t yet know their baby’s sex), guessed the correct sex of their baby 71% of the time.”
My intuition was correct! From the time I got a + on the test at 4 weeks, I KNEW it was a boy. I would swear up and down to everyone that it was A BOY. I was literally the only person who thought so, and everyone else said it was going to be a girl! My mom and other family members would always call him a “she” or “her” and I would honestly get mad and correct them and say “NO, you mean HIM/HER” hehehe. So when I saw his little peepee on the ultrasound, I was like YES! NOW I CAN PROVE EVERYONE WRONG! ;)
I just decided to write this up since I’m bored, anyone who wants to take this as a survey is more than welcome to! What fun would if be if I didn’t share? ;)
The second picture is him sucking his thumb!
Gah, I love him so much.
“I wish that nature could inspire me. My head under that lake, the mermaids swam around me, yet I was still unable to see the blood pouring from their eyes while they sang the horrific tales of their lives. I wish I could see the catastrophes that pollute the air I breathe, but then again, maybe I don’t want to see. Maybe I don’t want to see the fire that engulfed the fairies in that forest, or hear their minute screams, because I’d tell myself it was all in my head anyways.”