Old Wives Tales

Wow…its been a while since I last sat down to write. Things are rolling along really well. I’m 13 weeks now and I can’t believe that it’s moving this fast. I’ve been feeling really good lately. All the first trimester symptoms are coming to an end which means I’ll be rolling into, from what I’ve read, the best phase of the pregnancy. I’m just happy that everything has gone so well this far.

Do you believe in Old Wives Tales? I honestly don’t know if I believe them or not. But here lately I’ve been told by several people that we can guess the gender of our baby based on the heart rate. The old wives tale goes…

If the baby’s heart rate is above the 140’s, it is said that the baby will be a girl.  If it is in the 140’s or under, then it will be a boy.

So we’re just too impatient to wait to hear our baby’s heartbeat just once a month at our regular doctor visits. Thanks to modern technology and Ebay we were able to purchase our own fetal doppler monitor! It has been amazing being able to listen to the heartbeat whenever we want to. The heart rate has been in the 160’s so if we believed in the Old Wives Tale we would have to assume we are having a little girl!

But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…yes, Les has convinced me to find out what we are having. I was 100% against it at first but have decided that it is probably in our best interest to find out. I started to get worried about Les and Nate’s reaction to the baby’s sex being a surprise and thought it was okay to give in to modern technology and just find out.

And if you’re interested in a few more Old Wives Tales check these out…

Old Wives Tale #2: 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.

Old Wives Tale #3: Ring Test
Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly. You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth and it’s a boy if it swings in a circle.

Old Wives Tale #4: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.

Old Wives Tale #5: 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.

Old Wives Tale #6: Skin under Left Eye
The eye test is when a “V” or “branches” appear when you pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a “V” or “branches” in the white part, you’re having a girl. I have a “V”, so one more point for a girl.

Old Wives Tale #7: Time of Conception
The person that is most aggressive in bed at the time of conception is the opposite of what the baby will be.

Old Wives Tale #8: Legs
If your legs get really big, you’re having a boy. If your legs stay in shape and lean, it’s a girl.

Old Wives Tale #9: Moodiness 
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have another extra girl hormones in you. Your pregnancy will make you smile and be more happy if you are having a boy.

Old Wives Tale #10: 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.

Old Wives Tale #11: Mom’s Beauty
Basically you are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy. It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty. If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, a little boy it is.

Old Wives Tale #12: 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.

Old Wives Tale #13: Clumsy vs. Graceful
If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy.

Old Wives Tale #14: 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.

Old Wives Tale #15: 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.

Old Wives Tale #16: 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.

Old Wives Tale #17: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having.

Old Wives Tale #18: 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.

Old Wives Tale #19: Areolae
If your areolae (the part around your nips) have darkened, it’s a boy. If they haven’t, its a girl.

Old Wives Tale #20: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy.

Old Wives Tale #21: Feet
Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant? If so, you just might be having a boy. If your feet have stayed the same before pregnancy and during, you’re having a little girl.

Old Wives Tale #22: Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.

Old Wives Tale #23: 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.

Old Wives Tale #24: 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.


2 thoughts on “Old Wives Tales

  1. hahaha! Aren’t they silly! I can’t believe you are 12 weeks already! I am 5 weeks and trying to stay in a positive frame of mind given that my numbers are good. Next tues I get my next prgesterone shot and on the 27th it will be the first scan.!! I kind of feel bad writing about it when it was ttc blog and now it isn’t. Do you know what I mean? I miss your news!

    • I am so excited for you! I can’t wait for you to find out if there is more than one in there!!! I know exactly what you mean about feeling bad about writing about expecting when you know so many others are still ttc!

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