Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Boy or Girl?

One of the many puzzles in most expectant mommies' heads, perhaps, is whether they're having a boy or a girl.  I, for one, often wonder about that.  Are we painting the nursery pink or blue?  Should I go look for baby clothes with ruffles and ribbons, or with balls and bats?  The suspense can be torturous for some, especially if they're fervently hoping for a specific gender.   For Rolly and I, however, the waiting is sweet.  For we know that whatever our Little Munchkin will turn out to be, s/he will be loved just as much. :)

Until the official "big reveal," there are many ways to predict whether the baby is a he or a she.  Of course these ways are far from being accurate and are mostly based on old wives' tales, but what the heck.  Let's have fun and play fortune-tellers!  Each one has a 50/50 chance of being correct anyway. =P


Sign 1: Shape of Belly
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl. If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it's a boy.
Me:  My bump is low. :) 1 point for Team Blue.

Sign 2: Face Shape
When your face gets fuller and rounder when pregnant, it means you're going to have a girl. If your face is long and narrow, it's a boy.
Me:  This one made me laugh.  I've always had a full, round face! =D 1 point for Team Pink.

Sign 3: Pretty or Ugly
Simple.  If you have that glow and look prettier when pregnant, it's a she.  If your beauty has disappeared, it's a he.
Me:  I definitely feel and look uglier these days.  My skin has gotten oilier, and I have these annoying zits on my forehead that never seem to go away!  2 points now for Team Blue.

Sign 4: Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived. 
Me:  This chart tells me I'm having a girl! 2 points for Team Pink.  (You can find the Chinese Gender Predictor here.)

Sign 5: Nose
This is related to sign #3. Do you feel like your nose is growing and getting wider? If so, you might be having a boy.
Me:  At 17 weeks now, my nose hasn't changed one bit.  3 points for Team Pink!

Sign 6:  Mayan Tale
The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception. If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl. If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way!
Me:  I got 2043, so it's a he! 3 points for Team Blue!

Sign 7: Morning Sickness
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it's a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl.
Me:  I have never thrown up, no dizzy spells too.  4 points for Team Blue!

Sign 8:  Linea Nigra
Latin for ‘black line’, a linea nigra may appear on your belly during pregnancy. If it runs from your pubic area to your belly button only, it’s a girl, and if it goes all the way up to the bottom-most part of you rib cage, then it’s a boy.
Me:  It goes all the way up for me! 5 points for Team Blue.

Sign 9:  Sweet or Sour Tooth
Craving ice cream every single day? Some people believe this means it's a girl. If you have to have salty or sour stuff, then it's a boy.
Me:  I crave all things sweet.  4 points for Team Pink!

Sign 10:  Heartbeat
If your little one's heart rate is under 140 beats per minute, you're having a little boy. If it's over, get ready for your little girl!
Me:  The last time we checked, baby's heartbeat was at 154.  5 points for Team Pink!


Teams Blue and Pink got 5 points each!  Haha. =D  Well, I guess Rolly and I just really have to wait and see.  But no matter what, as long as our little one is healthy, we will be the happiest parents on the planet! :)  We love you, Munchkin!  


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