Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gender Guesses: Old Wives Tales

Since we find out the gender soon, and I played all the old wives tales with Olivia, I thought it would be fun to do it this time.

Let's begin.

Next time your OB pulls out the Doppler to listen to baby's heartbeat, ask her to tell you what the heart rate is. According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy. Girl! (Although barely above 140, this baby was much lower than Olivia).

Legend has it that the Mayans determined a baby's sex by looking at the mother's age and the year. If both are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy. Girl!

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. Boy! (Although we did find contradicting articles on this one. Personally, I think its a way for the 'ring test' to always be accurate. If yours went in circles, you can find a copy of this wives tale that is accurate, no matter what you are having! Kind of like when Dan makes bets - he likes to be on the record saying both sides. So he can always be right.)

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. Girl!

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. ??? I had no dreams regarding gender this time.

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. Girl! 

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. Boy!

It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby. Boy!

Rumor has it that if you are carrying your baby high, it's a girl. Carrying low? Stock up on blue. Girl! 

Craving sweets? According to some, that means your going to have a little girl. Salty and sour cravings indicate a boy. Boy! (Funny, last time I wrote "always craving sweets - that has nothing to do with pregnancy ... welp).

Mom's Guess: Boy
Dad's Guess: This changes every second, right now he's saying 'I think its a boy, but since you are so adamant  and you are always wrong, I think it's a girl.' It's his way of always being right, he 'guesses' both :)

Looks like its 4 boys and 5 girls for the wives ... we shall see!!


  1. Lol Dan sounds like Dean! Always have to be right. With Mason most of the wives tales said he'd be a girl. I dreamt he was a cat. Thankfully he came out with no fur, no pointy ears, and no tail hahaha

  2. How funny looking at these Hallie should have been a boy! I think Mothers intuition is super strong! I guess Boy!