Wednesday, December 18, 2013

He or She? What will it be?? You can vote!

When I was first pregnant I was positive it was a boy. Positive. A few people said they hoped it was a girl and I said, "Nope. It's a boy." But then over the last few months, my feeling started to change. Was it all my feelings? Was it combined with hearing tons of people say they thought it was a girl? I don't know. But now I am sure it is a girl. I keep imagining the baby being a girl. I had a dream the other day that I had my ultrasound and the baby was a girl. And more people keep telling me that they think the baby is a girl. I think I will be awfully surprised if the baby is a boy, even if I was so sure for a while that it was a boy! But now that I get closer and spend more time thinking about it...namely tonight....I am thinking it might be a boy. So I guess, I really don't know what I think? I will be THRILLED no matter what! We are just so excited to find out! And go buy some adorable baby clothes.

So...what do you think?

Does this help you (weeks 14-19 in backwards order)?

And the recent one again:

Vote here!

I tried out a bunch of Old Wives Tales to see what they said. I have included the explanations I found on a variety of websites. These are my results:

According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy.
Result: Girl (between 150 and 160 all the time)

Ramzi Method/Placenta Placement
A Dr did a study (a sample of 5000) and found that 97% of girls were attached on the left and boys attached on the right. Remember when you are looking at the photo its a mirror image.
Result: Boy (I don't really *get* this, but there were some Ramzi "experts" in my Facebook group and that's what they said.

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
Result: Girl, I think. I think my belly is pretty round and up high.

Chinese Gender Chart
Result: Boy

Cabbage Test
Boil red cabbage in water, add your pee. If it changes to pink its a girl if it changes to purple you are having a boy
Result: Girl (VERY purple)

Baking Soda Test
Get a little bit of baking soda in a disposable cup, pee in the cup. If it fizzes like a pop/beer, you're having a boy, if it does nothing you are having a girl.
Result: Girl (I did it two different times on two different days. And one time after drinking two glasses of OJ!)

Drano Test
Fill one glass jar wtih 2 tablespoons of Crystal Drano, a second glass jar should contain 2-3 ounces of urine. Take test materials outside and pour urine into the glass with the Drano. If the mixture turns dark brown within 10 seconds, it’s a boy—no change, it’s a girl.
Result: I bought the Drano crystals, but I am a bit freaked out to try it, so I haven't yet. 

Ring Test
You tie a string around your wedding ring and hold it over top of your belly (or wrist). If the ring moves in circles, supposedly it's a girl. If it moves from side to side, it's a boy
Result: Boy-Definitely back and forth every time. Though when Adam did it, it went in circles.

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.
Result: More salty, so Boy. Though that is typical for me!

Morning Sickness
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.
Result: Boy-barely anything

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. 
Result: Boy-I'm pretty sure I look the same. I do have worse breakouts, but I am not using my regular facewash since it isn't baby safe. 

My Count
Boy: 6
Girl: 4

Other interesting information:
I am part of a May 2014 Mamas Facebook group and we made a Google Doc with all the old wives tales for everyone to fill out. So far the way people are carrying seems to be the most accurate overall.  Everything else is about 50% wrong!

We will find out for sure (as long as the baby cooperates) in just a few more days! My appointment is 12/23 and we are announcing on Christmas!