Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Predicting Baby's Gender: 10 Old Wives Tales

I found out I was pregnant at about 4 weeks, and we had it confirmed when I was 9 weeks alond.  We decided to find out early what we are having because I am definitely not a patient person.  The way they can collect my blood and do a range of genetic testing on baby (including finding out the gender) at only 13 weeks is seriously so cool.  Well, before we found out the results, I scoured the internet for all of those silly old wives tales that can supposedly predict the gender - I figured, why not, right?!  Here's what they predicted during my first trimester:

  • Chinese gender predictor chart: Boy
  • Mayan gender predictor: Boy
  • Heart rate: Over 140 bpm (Girl)
  • Experiencing breakouts?: Yes (Girl)
  • Having morning sickness?: No (Boy)
  • Craving salty or sweet?: Salty (Boy)
  • Cranky or in a good mood?: Good mood (Boy)
  • Where is your weight gain?: All in belly (Boy)
  • Feet hot or cold?: Cold (Boy)
  • Having headaches?: Yes (Boy)

So, it was 8 for boy and 2 for girl.  A few of these (hello, craving everything sweet and thank goodness the breakouts seem to be behind me) have changed since then, but they all said to measure between 10 and 12 weeks.  For some reason Mike and I both had this instinct that we were having a girl, but it turned out that these old wives tales were better at predicting than any parental instincts that hadn't kicked in yet - haha!

It's true, Baby BOY Taylor will be here in May!  We have finally chosen which room will be the nursery, and coincidentally, it's already painted blue.  We can't wait to start getting the nursery together soon!


Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Congratulations on a baby boy! So exciting!

Jen said...

Yay for a precious baby boy!!! :)

lauren alford design said...

haha that's too fun, never heard of the mayan or chinese predictors! congrats on a boy!

Lisa - Extra Black Olives said...


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