Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Old wives tales.

Thank you everyone for the amazing love yesterday.
Reid and I had a great appointment and this babe of ours is perfect.
Those were the doctor's words, not ours...but I loved hearing it for sure!

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Not only did we find out this little peanut is growing into an awesome baby, we also found out if we are buying baseball gloves or ballet slippers.
We are over the moon excited to say the least...but our little secret will have to wait till Monday.

I've always been intrigued with these old wives tales on gender prediction and I thought it might be fun to put them a test. Annie posted this same test and I just thought it was the cutest darn thing I had ever clearly I am borrowing it. And to be completely unbiased, I promise, I wrote this post before our drs appointment so I would not be swayed one way or the other.

Sleep Position
Pay attention to which way you lay down in bed tonight. If you prefer sleeping on your left side, you’ll have a boy. Right side? You’re pregnant with a girl.

GIRL - I am a stomach sleeper but I do favor my right side normally. At least that is what the husband tells me. 

Upset Stomach
Little girls aren't always sweet. Nausea means you are having a daughter.

GIRL - the first 6 weeks were rough for sure! 

Soft or Dry Hands
If your hands are dry during pregnancy, you are having a boy; soft—expect a girl.

BOY- My hands are always dry.

Food Cravings
Your favorite pregnancy foods may tell you what sex the baby is. If you’re craving citrus while pregnant, you’re having a girl.

GIRL - I have been loving some fresh fruit lately. Love strawberries, cuties and melon. Oh and I've totally been obsessed with anything lemon. 

Adult Acne
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl.

GIRL - My face looks like a 15 year old, enough said. 

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 guess BOY. I was clumsy before I got pregnant and still am. 

Face Weight Gain
If your face gets fuller, it means you’re having a girl.

BOY- so far it looks like the same pea sized face I've always had. 

Sugar and Spice Food Cravings
Craving salt during pregnancy? Potato chips, pretzels, and popcorn means a boy is on the way. Need a little something sweet? Ice cream, chocolate, and candy means you’re having a girl.

BOY - I crave both, but if I had to choose, it would be potato chips. In fact, I wish I had some right now

Mood Changes
If you’re experiencing pregnant mood-swings, expect a baby girl to arrive soon.

GIRL - crazy mood poor, poor husband. 

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.

BOY - I think....all I have right now is a bump. Maybe it is too early to tell.  

Model Your Hands
“Show me your hands.” If you would hold your hands palms up it’s a girl. Down? You’re having a boy.

GIRL - I just tested myself. And I promise, I wrote this post prior to finding out the gender. 

Even and Odd Numbers
If your age and year of conception are both even or odd, it’s girl. One even, one odd means a boy.

BOY - 30 and year of conception was 2015 (This baby was a New Year day baby ...I think!)

Baby’s Heartbeat
If the baby’s heart beats more than 150 times per minute, you’re pregnant with a girl. Less than 150, it’s a boy.

GIRL - It's always been in the 160s or 150s. 

Stress Test
A child tends to be of the same sex as the parent who is less stressed at the time of conception.

BOY - I am always stressed about something

Dream Meanings
If you dream about having a girl while pregnant, you will wind up having a boy and vice versa.

I'm having the most vivid dreams right now, but not about the gender of the babe. 

Breast Size
If your right breast is larger than the left while pregnant, you are having a girl. If the left is larger, it’s a baby boy.

BOY - but it's always been that way. 

My final score:
GIRL = 7
BOY =8

* Original Source

We'll have to wait and see if these tales prove true on Monday....what do you think?


Linking up with Annie and Natalie for Thoughts for Thursday duh!
Photo cred goes to Stephanie, my personal photog, from our announcement shoot.  


  1. Eeek! I can't wait to hear what you're having! It seems like even though the boy wins out in the old wives tails that a girl is definitely still possible. Especially since at least 2 of the boy signs you already had pre-pregnancy!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. I think boy, and hope so for you and your moms wallet!!

  3. I'm so excited for you and to find out - but most of all happy that the little babe is perfectly healthy! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. im guessing girl!! cant wait to find out :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. I knew I was having a girl from the get go, even though all of my old wives' tales were telling me I was having a boy. And guess what came out? A beautiful baby girl. Guess it goes to show that they aren't always very accurate. But we were overjoyed that the baby was healthy either way. Can't wait to find out, and glad to hear your baby is very healthy.

    Liz → {sundays with sophie}

  6. Hahaha love this! Clearly, they are all myths but it's fun to see what the results are!

  7. Some of these are so silly! Like the boob one, my right boob has always been bigger than my left, does that mean I'm destined for boys my whole life?! Can't wait to hear what you're having!! As you know I'm guessing boy!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  8. I can't wait to hear the BIG news! Xo, Stephanie

  9. Wonderfully explained, I will try to do at the same blogs. Thanks author .

  10. I had been intrigued with such classic women tales at even if conjecture and even As i consideration perhaps excitement to position them all an important evaluation. Annie posted this same test and I just thought it was the cutest darn thing I had ever clearly I am borrowing it. And to be completely unbiased, I promise, I wrote this post before our dress appointment so I would not be swayed one way or the other.


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