We think it’s a girl, so it will be kind of weird for us if it turns out to be a boy because we are both so convinced it’s a girl. Although lately when I’ve dreamt about the baby it’s been a boy, so who knows! Pretty much everyone so far thinks it’s a girl – only two of our friends think it’s a boy!
There are lots of old wives’ tales that ‘predict’ what gender your child will be, so I thought it would be fun to test some out and we can see if they turn out to be right or wrong!
Carrying high (girl) or low (boy)?
I think I’m carrying high, but it’s really hard to tell for your first!
Verdict: girl (I think)
Bad skin (girl) or glowing complexion (boy)?
Bad skin for sure! It’s starting to come good but the breakouts have been horrific!
Heart beat over 140 (girl) or below (140)?
At 12 weeks the heartbeat was 163bpm, then at 17 weeks it was about 145bpm.
Cravings – sweet (girl) or sour/savoury (boy)?
At first it was hot chips and gravy, then lemons, then chocolate, berries and orange juice.
Morning sickness (girl) or none (boy)?
All of the morning sickness!
Heartburn – yes (girl) or no (boy)?
None so far. Hopefully it stays that way!
Sleeping on the right side (girl) or left side (boy)?
Right side, I know you’re supposed to sleep on your left but it’s so uncomfortable for me!
Final verdict? Girl! But I guess we’ll know for sure next week.
Did old wives’ tales work out for your babies? What other old wives’ tales predict gender?
Do you think I’m having a boy or a girl?
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