We find out on August 19th! We are both so anxious to know. When I wake up in the morning, one of my first thoughts is, “only __ more days until we know what this baby is!” I am ready to move away from the green and yellow section in the baby stores and start shopping in the pink or blue!
People keep asking us what we think we’re having and honestly, our answer just depends on how we feel that day. We both change our minds frequently. We really hope to be blessed eventually with both genders so we don’t really care what this first one is. I have always pictured myself with a boy first and Collin’s always pictured himself with a girl first so we’ll see whose mental picture becomes reality.
I want to know what you think it is! I have posted a list of Old Wives Tales below & our answers for anyone who swears by any of these methods to make a more accurate prediction.
Old Wives Tales:
Chinese Gender Prediction Chart - The Chinese came up with a lunar calendar to determine gender. You can google these and find them online. It takes the mother’s age at conception and the month that conception occurred and tells you what you're having. When I did, it said we were having a = GIRL
Heartbeat - They say that if the baby's heartbeat is slower (below 140), you are more likely having a boy and if it's faster (above 140) you're more likely having a girl. The first heartbeat we heard was at 7 weeks was 143 bpm. All appointments since then (3) it has been well into the 160's. According to the theory, we are more likely having a = GIRL
Ring Test - There is an old wives tale that says that if you take off your wedding ring, place it on a chain, and hang it over your belly, the way that it swings can tell you your baby's gender. If it swings back & forth, you're having a girl. If it swings in a circular motion, you're having a boy. When I did the ring test, it was a = GIRL
Mayan Age Predictor Test - There is an old Mayan Indian theory that says that if you take the mother's age at conception and the year of conception and add them together, the resulting number could tell you if you're pregnant with a girl or boy. If the numbers even, it means girl. If the number's odd, it means boy. Ours is even = GIRL
Morning Sickness - Some people swear that you are sicker with girls than with boys. Since I had a relatively easy first trimester without any vomiting, according to this theory that would mean we're having a = BOY
Increased Acne - There's a theory that says that if you have more pimples while you're pregnant (which I definitely do), then you're having a girl = GIRL
I must say that I do not believe in any of these and the gender of the baby is totally up to the good Lord. I have known people that were crazy sick with their boys, people who never got nauseas with their girls, and people that broke out horribly with their boys. None of these really mean anything - it's just our body’s way of reacting to all the hormones and different things going on. The only one that makes any sense at all to me is the heart rate, but even that I am doubtful about. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I am so excited to know!
Sooo, what do you think we’re having? Vote on the poll (at the top right) and then also post your answer in the comments section because I want to know how you voted!