Sunday, March 30, 2008

Let's Talk About Sex

Or gender, I should say.
In just a matter of days, we have our “big”, level II ultrasound. Obviously, first and foremost, we are hoping for a healthy baby so far, and that’s why I’m most anxious about. But as a bonus, we will hopefully find out the sex.

From day 1, the minute we got the positive beta, I have said boy. Hands down, without a doubt, boy. A few weeks ago I would have been absolutely stunned if I was wrong. It was that strong a feeling. But now, and for the last couple weeks…eh, I’m not so sure. Right now, I don’t really know.

So what’s a girl to do? Turn to the Old Wive’s Tales, of course! But even those are hardly clear.

1) If you carry high, it’s a girl. Low, it’s a boy. I think it’s low, so that would be BOY
2) If the heartbeat is under 140 bpm, it’s a boy. If it is over 140 bpm, it’s a girl. Well, we’ve only had it tracked twice. Once was 150 bpm, the other time was 173bpm. So I guess, GIRL.
3) Tie your wedding ring to a string and dangle it over your belly. If it swings back and forth, it’s a boy. If it goes in circles, it’s a girl. You can also do this holding the string over your open palm. I did both and both were circles…GIRL.
4) Chinese Gender Chart (http://parenting.ivillage.com/ttc/ttcsigns/0,,j736,00.html ) Some say this is correct 90% of the time. This one is easy, BOY
5) If you have acne during pregnancy, it’s a girl. If you don’t, it’s a boy. No pimples here, BOY
6) If you have morning sickness, you’re having a girl. If you don’t, you’re having a boy. I had really mild morning sickness at night, nothing I would really even call morning sickness. So I’ll go with BOY on that one.
7) If your breasts have gotten bigger, you’re having a girl! If they’ve stayed the same, it’s a boy. Oh lordy, then it’s definitely a GIRL with the size of these things.
8) If your left breast is bigger than the right, you’re having a girl. If the right breast is bigger than the left, it’s a boy. I think they’re pretty much neck and neck (or boob and boob?) but I was just commenting this week that my left boob seems bigger…GIRL
9) If your urine is neon yellow, it’s a boy. If it’s a dull yellow, it’s a girl. Um, GIRL. And I don’t like talking about my urine.
10) If you’re hair on your legs grows faster, it’s a girl. If it stays the same, it’s a boy. I can’t stand stubble so I shave daily no matter what, but I haven’t noticed any kind of sudden overgrowth on my legs. BOY. Now, if we’re talking about the sudden development of fur on my stomach…that’s a different story.
11) If the dad to be is gaining weight with you, it’s a boy. If he stays the same, it’s a girl. I should check with Chris to be sure, but I’m going to say GIRL.
12) If you have headaches, you’re having a boy. If you don’t, it’s a girl. Huh, I would have thought this would be the other way around. BOY.
13) Girls steal your beauty. If you look better than before, it’s a boy. If you don’t, it’s a girl. All I can say is people say I look good. I however, have already noticed the Tori Spelling pregnancy fat face starting. But since my OB said I looked good and it might be a boy, we’ll say BOY.
14) If your feet are colder than usual, it’s a boy. If they’re the same, it’s a girl. GIRL.

The results? 14 questions. 7 boy. 7 girl. 50% chance of either one. Didn’t help much, did it? What do you think??

9 comments:

avalikelava said...

Ha! Even your results right now are split 50-50. Yeah... we're no help.

I can't wait to find out what you're having though :)

Charmaine said...

I'm going to say GIRL! Can't wait to find out!

Anonymous said...

I vote boy! Can't wait to find out...
erica/yosemite

Alison said...

Ha!! So cute! I'm gonna go with Mama's instinct on this one! BOY!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea about all those old wives tales, very cool but confusing. My mom had a lot of the "boy" with her pregnancies and she had all girls. She swears that if you get acne it's a boy. Oh, here's a new one. If your nose spreads or gets bigger or if your lips get bigger then it's a boy. And I think there is one about carrying round or more oval. Who knows. Good luck either way as long as it is healthy!

Lu-Lu said...

I love all of these! This has been on my mind all day so it's funny that I decided to check your blog for an update today. I think boy for you...b/c of your first inclination. My first inclination for me was a girl but now I'm eh like you said you were. We shall see! It's quite exciting! PS--my leg hair has FREAKISHLY been growing faster! I love that that was one of the signs! --Lu-Lu

tryingin2007 said...

that's too funny! I'm 50/50 as well!

:)

littlemonkey said...

oh no! I tied it up again! Looks like the poll isn't helping much! I can't wait to find out what you're having! Congrats again and try to enjoy the ultrasound!

SarahSews said...

Just wanted to say that virtually none of these were correct in predicting the gender of our BOY. I'm carrying high, I got sick, had acne (that cleared up so I look lovely now), my boobs are huge, and the chinese gender predictor was just flat our wrong on three different tries. And I've seen his penis several times over the last two months and it couldn't be anything other than what it is.

It will be what it will be. :)