When I was expecting the boys, I wrote a post about Old Wives Tales to see what ended up being true for me. I have been meaning to do the same with this pregnancy, but just haven't had a chance. So, since we only have 11 day (or less) until we meet this new Baby, I figured I better get it done! Here are the same Old Wives Tales I used when I was pregnant with the boys...
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.
Baby's heart rate has always been above 140. Usually somewhere between 140 and 150.
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.
I have had people tell me I am carrying high and people tell me I am carrying low. I'm really not sure. Aside from being smaller than I was with the boys, I feel like I am carrying about the same as I did with them...we will call it right in the middle and sticking straight out.
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.
Again, no change in the shape of my face this time around.
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. :) But, we do know it's only 1 this time!
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!
29 + 2013 = 2042, even = girl
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.
Yup...strange break outs...more so than I remember with the boys. Often around my hairline and behind my ears. Lately it's been my chin.
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.
Like last time, no specific cravings...just lots of what I usually like...sweets!
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.
Still no "V" or "branches" to speak of, just one squiggly line.
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 have had 2 dreams about having a girl.
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 prefer my right 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 didn't really have morning sickness this time around either, but I realized I was pregnant after getting nauseous 3 afternoons in a row. All it took was a quick snack and some water and I felt better. After those 3 days, I just made sure to have a snack before I started feeling yucky.
Old Wives Tale: Hair on Legs - If the hair on your legs has been growing at record speeds, you might be having a boy.
My leg hair barely grows these days. I haven't shaved in 5 days, but my legs are still smooth.
So, there you go. What are your thoughts this time? I should also add that Ashton (one of our boys) has been insisting that it's a girl! We will see if he has any brotherly intuition!
Here's a picture from some recent family pictures we had taken. Not the best "bump" picture, but it will have to do! (Poor baby #3 isn't getting the weekly bump pictures like the boys did!)