Friday, March 2, 2012

Boy or Girl? Old Wives Tales Answers

 We find out in two weeks whether we're having a baby boy or a baby girl! We can't wait! I thought it'd be fun to see what all the old wives tales say that I'll have. I know- it's very silly and isn't accurate. But it's fun! Here's my answers----

Heart Rate
  If the baby's heart rate is faster than 140 beats per minute, then you are sure to have a girl. If the average heart rate is below 140 beats per minute, it is said to be a boy.
  At the past two doctor visits the heartbeat has been 150, so points to a girl.
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.
  My belly is low and I’m still really small, but it’s my first and it’s still too early for me to tell how I’m carrying. But maybe a boy?
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.  
  Haven’t tried this
Shape of Mom’s Face
  When your face gets fuller and rounder when pregnant, it means you’re going to have a girl.  If your face is long and narrow, it’s a boy.
  I bet my face will get fuller and rounder. Signs of a girl.
Key Test
  This test involves a key.  If you pick up a key at the top (the roundest part), you are going to have a boy.  If you pick up the key at the bottom (smallest part), you are going to have a girl.  If you happen to grab the key in the middle, congrats, it’s twins!
  Typically I pick up keys at the top so this looks like a sign for a boy.
Mayan Tale
  The Mayan tale adds the mother’s age at conception and the year of conception.  If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl.  If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way!   
  My age: 24 Year of conception: 2011   Odd number means it’s a boy.
Drano Test
  The drano test combines a tablespoon of Drano and urine together.  If the mixture turns green, it’s a girl.  If it turns blue, it’s a boy.
  I have no Drano to test this one out.
  If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl.  It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.
  Horrible breakouts!!   Maybe a girl?
  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.
  I’m not craving cookies, but I love fruit! Sitting down with a bag of chips is not something I see myself doing so maybe I do lean toward sweet. A little girl maybe? 
Smell of Garlic
  If a pregnant woman eats a clove of garlic and the smell does not come out of her pores, it’s a girl.  If the smell seeps out of her pores, it’s a boy.  
  I am not trying this one. I don’t want to eat a clove of garlic and I don’t want to risk smelling like garlic. 
Previous Kids
  This tale only applies if you have had previous kids.  If you have and that child’s first word was momma, you will have a girl.  If your first child’s first word was dadda, you’ll have a boy.
  No kids yet! This is our first! :D
History of Parent’s Kids
   You can find out the sex by going off of your parent’s kids and the order.  If you are the first born, you will have what your mother had but starting with her second child.  If you are the middle child, you will have what she had, but starting with the third child.  If you are the last child, you will have what your mother had in the exact order.
 In my family it’s my older sister, me and my younger brother… so it’s a boy!
  If your legs get really big, you’re having a boy.  If your legs stay in shape and lean, it’s a girl.
  I can still fit in my skinny jeans if that means they’re still in shape! Looks like a baby girl on the way!
Moodiness and a Little Pecker
  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.
  I don’t feel like I’ve been terribly moody and I think I’m happy just because I have a baby inside me! Guess this one points to a boy.
  If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy.  If you eat the middle of the loaf, it’s a girl.
  I always prefer the middle, maybe it’s a girl.
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.
  For me this predicts a girl.  
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, you might just be having a little boy.
  I don’t particularly feel more beautiful, just feel like plain ol’ me. Maybe a girl?
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.
  Haven’t dreamed about any babies lately.
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.
  No falls, or trips or dropsies so this points to a girl.
  If a toddler boy expresses interest in a pregnant woman, she is having a girl.  If he doesn’t show interest, she’s having a boy.
  Surprisingly I haven’t been around a lot of little toddler boys.
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.
  Hmmm. I used to rest on my back but no more of that for me! I guess I prefer my right,  because I have to remind myself to lay on my left side since it’s better bloodflow.
  When the pregnant woman is asked to show her hands, it’s a boy if she keeps her palms down and a girl if she shows her palms up.
  My palms are always dry in the winter so I’d probably show my hands with my palms down- sign of a boy.
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.
  David’s losing weight, so looks like a boy. Does this count if  he’s eating healthy and working out?
Necklace Over Hand
  Have someone hold a necklace over your hand.  If the necklace swings back and forth, it’s a boy.  If it moves in a circle, it’s a girl.
  I might try this one but it seems so random.
What Do You Think?
  71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having. (Where did the 71% stat come from??)
  I think I’m having a girl, and so does David. So we both might be wrong!
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 and after your first trimester, count on a girl.
  Morning sickness wasn’t unbearable and I never threw up, but it was always there and did strike any time of day and lasted until about 15 weeks. Girl!
  If your areolae (the part around your nips) have darkened, it’s a boy.
  They’re darker but I thought that was normal for any pregnancy? Boy for this one.
  When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy.
  I don’t particularly crave cheese but I do feel like I need my protein. Hamburgers, chicken nuggets…. It’s a boy!
  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.
  Usually my feet are freezing in the winter, but they haven’t been that cold! So this looks like a little girl.
Hair on Legs
  If the hair on your legs has been growing at record speeds, you might be having a boy.
  My leg hair always seems to grow at record speeds so this one isn’t fair. Looks like a boy.
Hands are Dry
  If your hands are constantly dry, it’s a boy.  
  Always dry hands, but I work at the library and am always washing my hands. Never know where those books have been. Boy.
  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.
  It’s a dull yellow, planning on a girl.
  Do you feel like your nose is growing and getting wider?  If so, you might be having a boy.  
  My nose looks like it always has- it’s a girl maybe.
  If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.
  I’ve been one to always have headaches and for the past 4 months I’ve only had a few! No boy here.
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.
  I’ve been tending to think more about girl names. Baby girl?

Girl Score:  Seventeen Points

Boy Score:  Eleven Points

Looks like a girl! At least from these silly answers. What do you think I'm having?

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