Today marks 8 weeks until we meet our babies! To say we are excited would be an understatement! We are thrilled that the day is quickly approaching! My best friend (who is also expecting) posted a gender poll on her blog and since my maternal instincts are really lacking in this department, I thought it would be fun to see what all of you think we're having. So, I have a dozen Old Wives Tales and a recent picture of my bump to help you decide!
Old Wives Tale: Heart Rate - 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.
Early on, both babies had heart rates in the high 160's, but by week 20 or so, they had dropped to the 140's. At our 30 week appointment yesterday, they were both at 135 bpm. With the differences here, you'll have to decide if you want to go by early heart rates or the more recent ones.
Old Wives Tale: 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.
You can judge for yourself by the picture, but I would definitely say that I am carrying low and that my bump sticks straight out - my husband says that you still can't tell I'm pregnant if you see me from behind, that would mean boys.
Old Wives Tale: Shape of Mom’s Face - When your face gets fuller and rounder when pregnant, it means you’re going to have a girl. If your face is long and narrow, it’s a boy.
I haven't noticed any changes to the shape of my face, so that means boys.
Old Wives Tale : Key Test - This test involves a key. If you pick up a key at the top (the roundest part), you are going to have a boy. If you pick up the key at the bottom (smallest part), you are going to have a girl. If you happen to grab the key in the middle, congrats, it’s twins!
So I had to leave this one in the mix because I always grab a key by the middle. :)
Old Wives Tale: Mayan Tale - 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!
26 + 2010 = 2036, so even = girls.
Old Wives Tale: Acne - If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.
I have definitely had crazy, acne prone skin throughout my pregnancy, so if this OWT holds true, it's girls.
Old Wives Tale: 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.
I rarely crave salty foods, but sweet things always sound good! (You may want to take into consideration the fact that I'm mostly Swedish and Norwegian before assuming this means I'm having girls!)
Old Wives Tale: 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.
No "V" or "branches" to speak of, just one squiggly line, so this one points to boy.
Old Wives Tale: Dream of Gender 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 had a dream that they were both girls, so according to this OWT, that means we will have boys.
Old Wives Tale: 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.
I always fall asleep on my right side. But when I'm laying on the couch watching TV, I lay on my left side.
Old Wives Tale: 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.
I had NO Morning Sickness, so we'll go with boy on this one.
Old Wives Tale: Hair on Legs - If the hair on your legs has been growing at record speeds, you might be having a boy.
I think the growth rate of my leg hair has slowed down dramatically. Girls??
So what do you think?? Boys? Girls? A Boy and A Girl? Cast your vote at the top right hand side of my blog!