Wednesday, March 23, 2011



So my impatient self has decided to schedule an elective ultrasound at 16 weeks, for a gender determination!!! Next Friday April 1st we will be finding out if we're having a little GIRL or a little BOY!!!

We still have our traditional Anatomy Scan Ultrasound with our OB a few weeks later, sometime around 18 weeks or so. But I am just so darn impatient, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to find out a few weeks early :o)

In the mean time, I thought it would be fun to get some "predictions" about baby's gender!

So I've tested out some of the old-school predictors, to see what they have to say....

(These use the mother's age at conception and month of conception to determine the sex)

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

Looks like the charts are pretty consistent! The verdict here is definitely BOY.

I've heard varying things about the accuracy of Chinese gender charts, so I guess we'll see if it works for us or not...


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 25 and it was 2010.

The old wives tale is that a girl will make you more nauseous. I was soooooo nauseous, even into my second trimester!

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. The heart rate has consistently been up over 140.

The old wives tale is that if you crave sweets, it’s a girl. If you crave sour, it’s a boy. This is really a toss up, I haven't had many cravings per say. But I wasn't able to demolish my usual multiple bags of my fave Easter candy this year, because I just wasn't in the mood for sweets. So I guess we'll go with sour on this one...

Husband’s Weight Gain
The old wives tale is that if your husband puts on weight during the pregnancy, it will be a girl. Bryan has most certainly not put on any weight.

The old wives tale is that a girl will cause acne because she is doubling your hormones. My poor complexion has taken a beating with this pregnancy.

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. I've felt as though I've lost my balance a little more than usual, so I guess we'll go with yes on this one.

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

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. God, I would just prefer to SLEEP at this point. Neither position is particularly comfortable; I have to rotate pretty regularly throughout the night. But if I'm sleeping on my side, I tend to end up the right, so...

The old wives tale is that if you have softer hands, it’s a girl. Rougher hands, it’s a boy. My hands are more dry than usual, causing them to be more rough!

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. I've definitely been feeling pressure down low, but it's still early and so this is difficult to tell for sure.

The results...

GIRL =  4
BOY =  8

And there ya have it folks! Obviously we're having either a GIRL or BOY lol But according to these "predictors", it looks like BOY takes the majority. Although they are not completely conclusive, so I guess it's still anyone's guess at this point. Only 9 days until we find out for sure!


misc.alaina said...

Our Chinese Gender prediction was correct. I just knew we were having a boy all the way up to our anatomy scan and when we found out I was correct, I was not surprised at all. It was really strange, but I knew with 100% certainty!

I call a boy for you! Either way, it is very exciting!!

dave and jenn said...

I'm calling boy for you, but I am most interested to know what your intuition says! That could sway my vote....

I hope you enjoy the sneak peek! I'm very happy that we did our elective ultrasound.

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