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Boy or Girl

We will (hopefully) be finding out if baby button is a little miss or little mister on November 7th.  I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the “old wives tales” for gender prediction and take a note of how (in)accurate they are once we find out.

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. 

According to this one, we are having a girl!  For the record, this method of prediction was right last time for Josh.

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 cannot get comfortable on my left side, so according to this we are having a girl!

Hands

When the pregnant woman is asked to show her hands, it’s a boy if she keeps her palms down and a girl if she shows her palms up. 

According to this one, it’s a girl!

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.

According to this one, it’s a boy!

Necklace Over Hand

Have someone hold a necklace over your hand. If the necklace swings back and forth, it’s a boy. If it moves in a circle, it’s a girl.

According to this one, it’s a girl

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.

Morning sickness has been so much worse this time around, so I’m going to say girl with this one!

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.

According to this one, it’s a girl!

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!

According to this one, it’s a boy!

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.

According to this one, it’s a girl!

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.

According to this one, it’s a girl!

 Headaches

If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.

According to this one, it’s a boy!

Clearly, all signs are pointing towards girl. I, however, remain unconvinced. I flip back and forth between who I think this little one is.

Honestly, I really don’t care what this baby is as long as it is a happy, healthy baby, and we get to keep them forever.

Part of me thinks having a girl might be easier on my heart. I won’t have to worry about the question of do we use the clothes and things we bought for Josh? Which is something that makes me a bit sad to think about. Then again, part of me hopes that if it is a boy that he will look like his big brother so that, in a way, we will be able to watch both of them grow up. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s honest.

Nine days until we find out. We are planning on telling out family all together that weekend and then we will be sharing our announcement with everyone here.

Let’s hear your guesses. Any predictions based on these old wives tales? Anyone have them be right or wrong with your little ones?

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