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.