Old Wives Tales: boy or girl?
So, I thought this would be fun.... let's look at some old wive's tales to see if they predict that this baby is a boy or girl....
According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy.
At our only sono so far, the rate was only 92 bpm. (But, that was at 6w0d, so in the baby's defense, the heart HAD just started to beat at all...so, maybe we need to use the bpm rate from our NEXT sonogram...)
Craving ice cream every single day? Some people believe this means it's a girl. If you have to have salty or sour stuff, then it's a boy.
I'm craving both!
The Chinese Birth Calendar: This ancient method uses your age at conception and the month you conceived to determine gender.
This one's a little out there. Pee in a cup (you've been doing it at all your prenatal appointments anyway, haven't you?), mix a tablespoon of Drano in, and watch to see if it changes color. Green = girl, and blue = boy.
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 odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.
My age at conception: 34 (even)
Year of conception: 2012 (even)
If you're breaking out like crazy, blame it on your girl babe. The belief goes that girls steal their mother's beauty, hence, those annoying zits.
Oh, they must have seen me lately. I'm a zitty-teen-looking-mess.
Pop off your wedding ring -- if you still can! -- and tie it to a string. Hang it over your belly. If it swings in a circle, a little guy's in your future. If it goes back and forth, you've got a girl.
Sick as a dog during the first trimester -- or still? Signs indicate you're having a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy.
My m/s comes and goes. I have good days and bad days, but it's certainly worse than I ever had it with Gage.
So, those are the ones I've tried so far. I've clearly got to get some string and Drano to finish this out.
So, I initially felt pretty strongly that this baby is a boy.
Now, as time goes by, I'm not so sure.
Either way, these silly tales are fun to play around with.