Monday, January 28, 2013

Old Wive's Tales

There are a TON of wives tales about pregnancy out there. When you're pregnant, you find out there are more than you ever knew. And of course, everyone you meet always has their opinion, whether it's scientific or just a feeling they have. So I thought it would be fun to test out a couple of the wive's tales before I tell you what we found out last week. Here's what I've come up with:

Moodiness and a Little Tallywhacker - Girl
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have another extra girl hormones in you. Your pregnancy will make you smile and be happier if you are having a boy because there’s a little penis inside you.

Bread - Girl
If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy. If you eat the middle of the load, it’s a girl.

Chinese Gender Chart - Girl (although a friend of mine said boy from this)
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived.

Side You Most Rest On – Boy
If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy. If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl.

Dad’s Weight Gain - Girl
If the dad-to-be gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy

What Do You Think? - Boy
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having.

Morning Sickness - Girl
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl..

Protein - Boy
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy.

Feet – Girl (although my feet have always been cold)
Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant? If so, you just might be having a boy. If your feet have stayed the same before pregnancy and during, you’re having a little girl.

Hands are Dry - Boy (this could be because I am constantly going to the bathroom and therefore constantly washing my hands)If your hands are constantly dry, it’s a boy.

Headaches - Boy
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.

Heart Rate – Girl
If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy.

Mayan Tale - Girl
The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception. If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl. If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way!

Cravings - Boy
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl.

Shape of Belly - Girl
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl. If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it’s a boy.

From these, it looks like I'm having a girl.

So what do you think? Boy or Girl?

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