Blue or Pink? What do YOU think? Saturday March 1st marked the 20 week Milestone for this pregnancy. We find out gender on Wednesday and then we are having a gender reveal party on Sunday. You can read more about my family here. I thought it would be fun to go through a list of wives tales and tell you what I am experiencing and then you all can vote on whether you think Spangenbaby is a boy or girl and enter for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to a store of your choice! Why? Because I am pregnant and I said so :)
Old Wives Tale: Toddlers
If a toddler boy expresses interest in a pregnant woman, she is having a girl. If he doesn’t show interest, she’s having a boy.
Ryan tells me at least 5 times a day that I am pretty and he pats my belly and says he’s patting the baby! 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.
Honestly, I prefer sleeping on my back…but lately I have preferring my right side. GIRL
Old Wives Tale: Dad’s Weight Gain
If the dad-to-be gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy.
Well Fred is on a mission at the gym and eating right and he is down like 15 lbs and counting… BOY
Old Wives Tale: Breast Test
If a pregnant woman’s left breast is larger than the right breast, she’s having a girl. If the right breast is larger, it’s a boy.
If I look, the left is notably larger than the right. However they are both out of control! I asked Fred, but made the mistake of lifting my shirt BEFORE asking the question so a definite answer never came out of him. GIRL
Old Wives Tale: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having.
Well I thought Ryan was a girl but obviously was wrong…however I do really feel this one is a girl. I think I am just falling into the wives tale trap or trying to will some estrogen! GIRL
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 was not sick one single day with Ryan. This baby however was not the same. Nauseous, nauseous, nauseous! GIRL
Old Wives Tale: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy.
I crave salads, fruits and vegetables. GIRL
Old Wives Tale: Hair on Legs
If the hair on your legs has been growing at record speeds, you might be having a boy.
Hair on legs is finer and slower growing! Thank goodness because normally I have amazon hairy legs! GIRL
Old Wives Tale: Hands are Dry
If your hands are constantly dry, it’s a boy.
Mine are not this winter? They were incredibly dry with Ryan. GIRL
Old Wives Tale: Urine
What color is your pee? If it is bright yellow, you will have a little boy. If your urine is a dull yellow, plan on a girl.
Well really haven’t investigated my pee that often in the beginning it was bright yellow I think due to all the extra vitamins I am on for my “issues” But now it’s pretty dull I guess. So not really sure on this one? NEUTRAL
Old Wives Tale: Nose
Do you feel like your nose is growing and getting wider? If so, you might be having a boy.
It totally did with Ryan. I am not noticing this at all this time however I don’t think I noticed it until much later on in pregnancy last time.
Old Wives Tale: Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.
I did not have any headaches with Ryan but I am definitely having headaches this time around. BOY
Old Wives Tale: Baby Names
It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby.
Well first off we haven’t even discussed names yet. We didn’t decide on Ryan’s until I was in labor and already 5 cm dilated. However I will say we like boy’s names for girls and the name I have in my head would be for either boy or girl. NEUTRAL
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.
All the rates at all my appointments have been over 140 bpm. GIRL
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.
OK I am carrying higher than I did with Ryan however my belly is still small. I feel like my belly is more round like I have an inter-tube on rather than a basketball if that helps. GIRL
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.
My face got really round with Ryan. I have not noticed any fullness or roundness yet, however I see myself each day so it’s kind of hard to fairly asses this. But according to the Wives Tale: BOY
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!
Well since my keys are on a key ring I’d have to say I pick them up by the smallest part. However I am not sure this is fair either since they are on said ring. GIRL
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!
I’m 32 and conceived in 2013 so that yields an odd number so that means BOY. (for the record I was 28 and conceived in 2009 with Ryan and that was odd too!)
Old Wives Tale: Even and Odd
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.
So this one is a bit different than the above one. I am 32 and conceived in 2013 so that’s ODD. BOY
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.
My skin has never looked better so according to the tale it’s BOY. (however my skin was not good at all with Ryan!)
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.
Definitely craving sweets and fruits. GIRL. (I craved salt for Ryan!)
Old Wives Tale: Previous Kids
This tale only applies if you have had previous kids. If you have and that child’s first word was momma, you will have a girl. If your first child’s first word was dadda, you’ll have a boy.
Michael’s first words were dadda and we had Ryan. I believe Ryan said “Bobba” (Momma”) before dadda…I think! ???
Old Wives Tale: History of Parent’s Kids
You can find out the sex by going off of your parent’s kids and the order. If you are the first born, you will have what your mother had but starting with her second child. If you are the middle child, you will have what she said, but starting with the third child. If you are the last child, you will have what your mother had in the exact order.
I am the oldest and my mother had a boy for her second child and then had a girl. GIRL
Old Wives Tale: Sweet and Sour
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.
Yes! Chocolate Shakes please! All the live long day! GIRL..
Old Wives Tale: Nice Ring to It
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.
I truly believe this is a subconscious thing. I did it and it went back and forth but when I thought about it in a circle it did that too…NEUTRAL
Old Wives Tale: Graceful or Clumsy Pregnancy
If you feel as though you’re gliding through they day, you’ll have a girl. Stumbling? It’s a boy.
I have always been pretty graceful! I did fall down the stairs a few times with Ryan though…like slid down them on my ass… so for this time GIRL.
Old Wives Tale: Mood Changes
If you’re experiencing pregnant mood-swings, expect a baby girl to arrive soon.
No mood swings. I normally am not an emotional or mood swinging person at all. BOY
Old Wives Tale: Baby Weight
If you’re carrying baby in front, it’s a boy. Is the baby weight spaced all around your middle? It’s a girl.
Definitely around the middle. GIRL
Old Wives Tale: Chinese Gender Calendar
It says GIRL
Here is a comparison of the bellies for you visual people!
So what is your guess?? Boy or Girl? Use the Widget below to take a guess! Winner will be chosen at random and may choose a $100 gift card of their choice to one of these stores: (Babies ‘R’ Us / Toys ‘R’ Us / Hobby Lobby / Jo-Ann Crafts / Michael’s / Target / Home Depot or Lowe’s
Thanks for celebrating this baby with me! It’s been a long road to get here and I am happy to have you all to share this with!