Friday, February 7, 2014

Old Wives Tales for Predicting Gender


In preparation for our gender scan on Monday, I figured I'd put all these old wives tales to the test! Come Monday, we will see which ones were right for me and which ones weren't. 


Old Wives Tale #1: Heart Rate 
If the babies 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. (It's been 173bpm and 143 bpm)
 Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #2: Shape of Belly
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. (Hard to tell because I'm not showing much)

 Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #3: Ring Test
Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly. You are having a girl if the ring swings in circles and it’s a boy if it swings back and forth. 
Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #4: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones. ( SO. MUCH. ACNE.)
Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #5: Cravings
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. (During the first few weeks - I couldn't get enough of Sunny D, apples, and cuties - now it's more just sugary sweets and veggies)
Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #6: Skin under Left Eye
The eye test is when a “V” or “branches” appear when you pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a “V” or “branches” in the white part, you’re having a girl. (I don't really get where I'm suppose to look - confused!)
 Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #7: Time of Conception
The person that is most aggressive in bed at the time of conception is the opposite of what the baby will be. 
Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #8: Legs
If your legs get really big, you’re having a boy. If your legs stay in shape and lean, it’s a girl. (Legs seem to be staying the same - but I am only almost 16 weeks)
 Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #9: Moodiness and a Little Pecker 
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 more happy if you are having a boy because there’s a little penis inside you. (Based on what CT would say - i'm moody and get annoyed easy)
 Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #10: Chinese Gender Chart
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.
 Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #11: Mom’s Beauty
Basically you are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy. It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty. If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, a little boy it is. (Well I've broken out more times in this pregnancy than I have in my life, and I am currently on my second outbreak of cold sores.)
 Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #12: Dream of Sex of Baby
If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. Dreams show the opposite of what you are having. (I haven't had any dreams really - only about breast feeding. Maybe one about a little girl?)
Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #13: Clumsy vs. Graceful
If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy. (Clumsy is so me these days!) 
Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #14: Side You Most Rest On
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. (What if you prefer to lay on your back the most?)
Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #15: Dad’s Weight Gain
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. (I swear CT thinks he's eating for 2 too)
Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #16: Breast Test
If a pregnant woman’s left breast is larger than the right breast, she’s having a girl. If the right breast is larger, it’s a boy. (Even though this isn't anything new due to pregnacy) 
Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #17: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having. 
Prediction outcome: BOY 

Old Wives Tale #18: Morning Sickness
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. (At the beginning I had major smell adversions - but never any throwing up) 
Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #19: Areolae
If your areolaes have darkened, it’s a boy. If they haven't, its a girl. 
Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #20: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy. (I've always loved cheese and the one things I'm missing the most is deli sandwiches. For a while I couldn't stand red meat though.)
 Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #21: Feet
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. 
Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #22: Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.
 Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #23: Baby Names
It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby. (We've had both names picked out for years so this doesn't work for us)
 Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #24: Urine
What color is your pee? If it is bright yellow, you will have a little boy. If your urine is a dull yellow, plan on a girl. 
Prediction outcome: BOY

BOY = 9
GIRL = 12

Looks like if these prediction tests are true - Baby K will be a little girl! 

Tests taken from Baby & Bump.

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