Thursday, 18 June 2015

Wives Tales Gender Predictions

I am totally stealing this post idea from Alycia and as we have our ultrasound to find out the gender of our little babe TONIGHT I thought it would be fun!

FETAL HEART RATE
They say you will have a girl if the baby's heart rate is higher than 140bpm, and a boy if it is less.
Predicted GIRL

RING SWING
Tie your wedding ring to a piece of string and hold it about 12 inches over your belly. If it swings in a circle, its a boy, and if it goes back and forth, its a girl.
Predicted BOY

CHINESE GENDER CALENDAR
Predicted BOY

MORNING SICKNESS
If you are having little to mild morning sickness, they say you are having a boy. Severe morning sickness means a girl.

I had one bout of morning sickness on the last day of my first trimester.
Predicted BOY

CARRYING HIGH VS LOW
The old wives tales says that if you are carrying high, you are having a girl. If you are carrying low, it's a boy.

I am so totally carrying low.
Predicted BOY

PREFERRED SLEEPING SIDE
If you usually sleep on your left side, they say you'll have a boy, and if on your right, a girl.

When I first get into bed I lay on my left side and watch an episode of The Big Bang Theory (I seriously love that show and need all the Bazinga onesies regardless of gender so if you know of any drop me a note ASAP please!) but I always roll onto my right side to go to sleep and pretty much stay there.
Predicted GIRL

CRAVINGS
They say sweet and fruity cravings mean a girl and salty cravings mean a boy. 

I don’t really have any cravings but anything fried tastes good to me so I’m probably closest to salty meaning…
Predicted BOY

SKIN CONDITION
They say a girl will steal your beauty, so if you're breaking out more its a girl. If your skin is smooth and "glowing" it will be a boy.

I have broken out a bit (mainly on my neck eew?!?) BUT I have had 3 people tell me that the baby has not ‘stolen my beauty’ therefore I am having a boy (this includes my taxi driver in Amsterdam) so another lean towards…
Predicted BOY
  
NECKLACE OVER HAND TEST
Take a necklace with a pendant on it and hang it over your hand, palm up. This test is supposed to show the genders of all your children. If it swings in a circle, it means girl, and in a line (up and down, side to side or diagonal) it means boy. 

I tried this with both my left and right hands and it took a few beats to get started but both times it was back and forth in a line.
Predicted BOY

Almost all these old wives tales coincide with the gut feeling I have had from the start that that this little nugget is a sweet baby boy.

What do you think I am having??

1 comment:

  1. All of these wives tales predicted I was having a girl.. I just knew I was having a girl...turned out, I was wrong! Hope your predictions are more accurate than mine! Boys are so much fun! Can't wait to hear what you are having!

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