Wednesday, March 23, 2011

GIRL? or BOY?

GIRL or BOY

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....

CHINESE GENDER CHARTS:
(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...

OLD WIVES' TALES:

Mayans
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.
= BOY

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

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.
= GIRL

Cravings
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...
= BOY

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.
= BOY

Acne
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.
= GIRL

Clumsiness
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.
= BOY

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

Sleep
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...
= BOY

Hands
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!
= BOY

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.
= BOY

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!

3 comments:

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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