Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Let's talk about sex, baby!

Now that we're getting closer to our little one's arrival, I've been asked multiple times "what we think we're having." My answer is always "a baby - I'm pretty sure it's not going to be a tortoise or a turkey sandwich (insert two random items depending on the day)." So let's see what some other people have to say about what we're having!

Old Wives Tales

The Mayans determined the sex of the baby by taking the mother’s age at conception, and the year of conception. If both are even or both are odd… it’s a girl. If one is even and one is odd… it’s a boy.

I was 27 at conception, and the baby was conceived in 2010, so....

The old wives tale is that a girl will steal her mother’s beauty.

I've noticed that my skin is clearer and my hair is so much less oily, so....

The old wives tale is that a girl will make you more nauseous.

I was very nauseous for the first few months of my pregnancy, so....

Heart Rate
The old wives tales is if the heart rate is above 140, it’s a girl. If it’s below 140, it’s a boy.

Every time we go to the doctor, the heart rate is right around 140. One time it will be 136, then 143, then 138, then 148, so....

The old wives tale is that if you crave sweets, it’s a girl. If you crave sour, it’s a boy.

I've only really been craving greasy food (which is completely normal for me), but I guess of the two options, I would say sweet, so....

Husband’s Weight Gain
The old wives tale is that if your husband puts on weight during the pregnancy, it will be a girl.

I think Phillip has actually lost a little weight, so....

The old wives tale is that a girl will cause acne because she is doubling your hormones.

My skin has never been clearer, so....

The old wives tales is that if you are clumsier than before, it’s a boy. If you are as graceful as ever, it’s a girl.

Well, I fell out of my desk chair and broke it at work just yesterday, so I guess I'll say...

Hairy Legs
The old wives tale is that if the hair on your legs grows faster than before, it’s a boy.

I haven't noticed this at all, so....

The old wives tale is that if your boobs grow a lot, it’s a girl.

What's a lot?....

The old wives tale is that if you prefer to sleep on your right side, it’s a boy. If you prefer to sleep on your left side, it’s a girl.

I've been trying to sleep on my left side (because that is supposed to be better for baby), but I tend to end up sleeping on my right, so....

The old wives tale is that if you have softer hands, it’s a girl. Rougher hands, it’s a boy.

I don't know if it's just from putting lots of lotion on my belly, but....

High or Low
The old wives tale is that if you feel heaviness down low, it’s a boy. If you feel pressure up higher, it’s a girl.

Hmmm, I tend to disagree with what people think I "look like" I'm carrying. I feel a lot of pressure down low (while my grandma swears that I am carrying this baby so high), so....

Chinese Gender Charts

There are a whole bunch of Chinese Gender Charts out there that will tell you the gender, based on when you conceived. My estimated ovulation date is 11/20/2010, and I was 27.

Chart #1 = GIRL
Chart #2 = BOY
Chart #3 = GIRL
Chart #4 = GIRL
Chart #5 = GIRL

BOY: 8

Well, it came out almost even - but if you're betting, maybe you should bet for a mini-Jamie instead of a mini-Phillip!

1 comment:

  1. So much fun! Where did you find all of those? I love it. I can't wait to find out what the little peanut is - but I am guessing boy! Love you guys!