We have our 20 week ultrasound coming up in a week. You know, the one where you can find out the gender? Yes, we’re going to – we’re dying to know.
For a little fun, I looked up a bunch of old wives’ tales for predicting the baby’s gender. Here are the results:
- Tie your wedding ring onto a string and dangle it over your belly. If it moves in a circle it’s a girl; back and forth, it’s a boy. RESULTS = GIRL
- If your craving salty, sour, or spicy foods, it’s a boy, if you want sweets, it’s a girl. RESULTS = BOY
- If the baby’s heart rate is above 140, it’s a girl; 140 or below, boy. RESULTS = BOY
- A Mayan prediction method has you add the age of the mother at conception and the year of conception. Even is a girl, odd is a boy. RESULTS = BOY
- The Chinese have a chart that determines gender by the mothers age and month of conception. RESULTS = BOY
- If you have all-day morning sickness or morning sickness that lasts well into the pregnancy, it’s a girl. If you have none, or only a little, it’s a boy. RESULTS = BOY
- If your feet are colder during the pregnancy than they were before, it’s a boy. The same, it’s a girl. RESULTS = BOY
- If you’re carrying high, it’s a girl; low, it’s a boy. RESULTS = BOY
- If the hairline on the back of the neck is straight, you’ll have the same gender as your last child. If it comes to a point, you’ll have the opposite gender. RESULTS = GIRL
According to this, odds are 3:1 that I’m having a boy. I can tell you that these methods did not all prove true with Cate and Meg. For instance, I did crave sweets with Cate, but I craved salty food with Meg. I didn’t have morning sickness with either of the girls, and I’ve had touch of it this time, but still not severe.
We’ll find out for sure in a week! What do you think? Boy or girl? Are their any other old wives tales you’ve heard of?