Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's a...?

*Before I post about the gender of the baby, please let me apologize for not posting my 14 week baby bump (if you can call it that). For some reason I can't seem to get blogger to load on my laptop, which means I can't upload pics... for now.

Anywho, let's talk about sex, baby! These days everyone who finds out I'm pregnant almost immediately asks 'what are you having?'. Well, I don't know what I'm having - and we aren't going to find out until that fateful day. Until then, let's play a game and see what tale those old wives tell:

Old Wives’ Tale #1 - Carrying High or Low?
If you are carrying low, it’s a boy, or if you’re carrying high it’s a girl. The Verdict: Too early to tell.

Old Wives’ Tale #2 – Is Your Skin Dry or Soft?
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. The Verdict: GIRL

Old Wives’ Tale #3 – What’s Baby’s Heart rate?
If the baby's heart rate is over 140 it's a girl. The Verdict: GIRL

Old Wives’ Tale #4 – Your Flowing Locks
Thick, shiny hair means you're having boy. Thin, dull hair means you're having a girl. The Verdict: BOY 

Old Wives’ Tale #5 – Where Are You Carrying Extra Weight?
Carrying extra weight at the front, then you’re having a boy… carrying extra weight on your bum and hips, then you have been carrying a girl. The Verdict: BOY

Old Wives’ Tale #6 – Numbers…
Combine your age at the time of conception with the number of the month you conceived and the resulting number is odd – then it’s a girl on the way. If the resulting number is even, it's a boy.The Verdict: GIRL (33 years old + a 6 for June = 39/odd)

Old Wives’ Tale #7 – Sweet, Salty or Sour?
Craving sweet foods like juice, fruits and chocolate? It's a girl. Craving sour or salty foods, then you could be having a boy. They also say that if you are having a boy, you will crave protein like meat and dairy. The Verdict: This is a tough one. I craved a ton of fruit, fruit juice and fruity candy in the first trimester, but I've been craving crunchy, briney, salty foods recently. I've also had an aversion to protein the whole time (along with coffee). The Verdict: BOY  - by a hair.

Old Wives’ Tale #8 -  Wedding Ring Test                 
You know the one. The Verdict: GIRL

Old Wives’ Tale #9 – Got Morning Sickness?
Did you experience morning sickness in early pregnancy? If you did, it's a girl. The Verdict: GIRL

Old Wives’ Tale #10 – How About Those Cold Feet?
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! The Verdict: GIRL

Old Wives’ Tale #11 – How Do You Look...
Better than ever? Boy. You've seen better days? Girl. The Verdict: GIRL

Old Wives’ Tale #12– Linea Negra
Have a Linea Negra that goes all the way up your belly? Boy. One that stops short at your belly button means it's a girl. The Verdict: GIRL

Drumroll, please...According to a dozen wives tales IT'S A GIRL! I'll be sure to update this post in March of 2014. 


  1. I had morning sickness for 5 straight months with Matt - not one of my girls. I am so glad you are going to find out the old-fashioned way about the sex. On my first two, I had a feeling it was what it was but didn't trust those feelings. By the time I got to Pollyanna and Ari, I had only picked out a girl name and boy name for Ari and I was right on both. What that all means in the long run is probably nothing but at least I learned to trust my intuition.

    I am totally excited that I will have a new family baby across the sidewalk. :)

    1. Thanks, Maia! I don't believe in the whole wives' tale thing, but I do believe in women's intuition. Someone recently told me that a study was done and found that 80% of women have an accurate sense of what they're having. I'm feeling girl, but I don't know how much of that is intuitive, and how much is subconscious preference. ;)

  2. I have to admit that I did have a craving for Banana Cream Pie and Peanut Butter cookies and milk. I think the myth said a girl and voila. My beautiful Shelayna.

    1. Ooh...peanut butter cookies and milk. I think you're on to something...Yum!