Sunday, February 3, 2013

Old Wives Tales

I thought it would be fun to look up some old wives tales on gender and pregnancy. Let's see what they think we are going to have.

#1. If you are moody, you are having a girl because of all the extra female hormones : GIRL

#2. It's a girl if your left breast is larger than your right breast. It's a boy if your right breast is larger than your left breast. : Umm what are you having if they are the same size? haha

#3. Dark nipples are signs of a son. : Are these questions going to get tmi? haha GIRL

#4. If you eat garlic and the odor seeps out of your pores, then you're having a boy. : Gross. I haven't had any garlicky foods so who knows.

#5. If your urine is bright yellow, it's a boy. A dull yellow means a girl. : With the amount of water I am drinking (& you are supposed to drink) how is it supposed to have any color? Guess we are going with GIRL again

#6. If you experience heartburn or indigestion during pregnancy your baby will have a full head of hair.: I definitely have some, not terrible but this kid will get some hair

#7. No morning sickness, it’s a boy.  A girl if you were sick or nauseous during your pregnancy.: None at all? Well that would be nice. GIRL

#8. A heart rate over 140 beats per minute(bpm), it's a girl. A boy's heart beat is slower. : Ours has been in the 150s and then 140s. GIRL

#9. If you crave salty foods it's a boy. If you crave sweets then it's a girl. : I always want sweets, pregnant or not. I am not sure this one can apply to me. haha. GIRL

#10. If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy. If you eat the middle of the load, it’s a girl. : People eat the ends of bread? We never keep bread around, we just do not eat it. I have been really liking to have a slice of bread with butter at lunch though. GIRL

#11. If dad gains weight, it's a girl. If his weight stays the same, it's a boy. : Stephen would be happy to report he is not gaining BOY

#12. It's a girl if you get acne due to the increased levels of the female charged hormones.girl steals her mother’s beauty. : Never had acne, glad it isn't starting up now. BOY

#13. If the linea nigra stops at the belly button, it's a girl. If the linea nigra goes all the way to the bottom of the rib cage, it's a boy. : Don't have one yet. 

#14. You got dry hands; it's a boy. : There isn't enough lotion in the world to get these hands moisturized. BOY

#15. More hair on your legs than normal, count on a boy. : I think it looks the same. Does this mean girl? GIRL

#16. If your nose gets bigger and wider, expect a boy. : What? I think my nose is the same. GIRL

#17. If your nose swells, it's a girl. Same pre-pregnancy nose, it's a boy. : How is this one different that the one above? Seems like they cancel each other out. BOY 

#18. If your face swells and gets rounder, it's a girl. Long and narrow face, a boy. : Well my face isn't swelling, but I do not have a long and narrow face. I doubt it is going to change to be so, so GIRL?

#19. Cold feet, a boy : They are always cold, pregnant or not. BOY

#20. If your legs get really big, means a boy. If your legs stay in shape and lean, a girl. : Umm what are lean and shape legs and what if they were big to start? haha BOY

#21. If you find yourself clumsier with pregnancy, it's a boy. : I am generally pretty clumsy. I would say it has gotten a little worse. BOY

#22. If you remain grounded and still in control of your body, it's a girl. : I am not really sure what this means. haha. I still have "control" of functions. ha and I haven't gained much weight, so I guess we will say GIRL 

#23. If you're carrying low, it's a boy. If you're carrying high, it's a girl. : I would say its low, but I am only 18 weeks so it has a lot of room to be growing and moving still. BOY

#24. If you're carrying in front, it's a boy. All around your middle, it's a girl. : I think it is distributed throughout, so middle. GIRL

#25. Loop your wedding ring in a piece of thread and let it dangle over your belly. If the rings swings in a back and forth motion, it's a girl. If the ring moves in a circular motion, paint the room blue. : GIRL

#26. If you hold a necklace over your hand and it swings back and forth, it's a boy. A circular moving necklace, stock up on the pink. : BOY

#27. When asked to show your hands and you immediately show your palm, it's a girl. Palm down = a boy. : Well I don't know and once you read this it's impossible to do it without being aware of what you are doing. I think we have to skip this one. 

#28. If a toddler shows interest in you, you are having the opposite sex of the toddler. For example, a girl toddler expresses interest in you means you are having a boy. : The only toddler I have seen since being pregnant is my niece. She likes me but is usually more interested in Uncle Steve when we are around. He is the more fun one. haha Not sure this one gets a decision either. 

Totals : GIRL - 13, BOY - 9
Old wives tales think we are having a GIRL

I also checked out the Chinese Gender Predictor, which takes into acount your Chinese lunar age when you got pregnant and the Chinese lunar month in which you got pregnant. And this 700+ year old chart thinks that we are having a....GIRL

Looks like all signs are pointing to girl. We will see :)

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