Ever since I found out I was pregnant I have wondered if this wee one is of the male or female variety. I have my hunches, as do others...but we don't know for sure yet. But that hasn't stopped my curiosity. So I began snooping on the web for old wives tales and the like...so see what I could find. I know they are not 100%...it's a 50/50 shot. But it keeps me entertained for the next four weeks until we know for sure.
The one that I find all over is the Chinese Prediction chart...it is supposed to be super accurate but you have to use one that calculates your lunar age, not just your calendar age. The Chinese think it's a GIRL.
The Mayan Gender Predictor...legend has it that the Mayans determined a baby's sex by looking at the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or both are odd...it's a girl. Of one is even and the other is odd...it's a boy. At conception I was 32, and the year is 2013...so according the Mayans, it's a BOY.
And now for some old wives tales: First up is beauty. It is said that if you have never looked more beautiful you're carrying a boy. But if you've developed icky skin and you are feeling a little less glamorous it's a girl. Well, I've been broken out for three months and when I wake up I look like an extra from the set of The Walking Dead...so I'm going with GIRL on this one.
Next is leg hair. Legs looking a little like a National Forest? Must be the extra testosterone. Let's just say I need a waterproof weed wacker these days....BOY.
Dad's weight gain is a funny one. Is he getting chubbier? It's a little girl. Is he staying slim? A boy. Well...Nathan has thoroughly enjoyed my eating for two...and he was cursing his church pants Sunday because none of them fit...GIRL.
Sleeping patterns. This one I had never heard of before my friend google.com alerted me to it. Apparently, if you prefer to sleep on your left, it's a boy...right, it's a girl. I have been lucky enough to still be able to fall asleep on my stomach...but I usually wake up laying on my back or my right side. GIRL
Morning Sickness. This Old Wives Tale states that if you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness you've got a wee lad, and if the sickies had you down you've got a lass. Well...I was best friends with the bathroom floor for months...so GIRL.
Cravings. Sweet= girl. Salty= boy. I've been craving pickles and anything sour...so I guess that means BOY.
Moodiness. Supposedly carrying a little girl adds to your hormone cocktail and makes you moody...calmer dispositions are due to a little boy. I've been grumpy as a bear cat. GIRL
Heart Rate. If the heart rate is above 140 it's supposed to be a girl...below 140 a boy. I was at 136, then 140, then 150. So this one could go either way. BOTH
Then there's mother's intuition...I've been thinking pink all along. GIRL
What about you? I'm curious to know what you think this wee one will be...boy or girl. Drop me a comment or use the handy poll on the right and let me know.