so we already know i'm having a boy, but it's still fun to look at the old wives' tales and see if they're accurate or not. so...
how you carry - if you carry in front, it's a boy; if you expand all over, it's a girl - i am all belly. and a little boob. conclusion? boy. accurate.
heart rate - if baby's heart rate is consistently above 140, it's a girl; if it's below 140, it's a boy - our baby's heart rate has always been above 140. in fact, for 3 months in a row, it was 156 - the nurse told me to play that number in the lottery. conclusion? girl. fail.
cravings - if you crave sweet, it's a girl; if you crave salty, it's a boy - the only true cravings i've had have been for mexican and velveeta shells and cheese, which i guess would be considered salty. conclusion? boy. accurate.
chinese gender prediction chart - i did 5 of these online. 3 said girl. 1 said boy. conclusion? girl. fail.
skin - if your face/skin breaks out, it's a girl; if it stays the same, it's a boy - my skin has stayed pretty nice throughout pregnancy. conclusion? boy. accurate.
clumsiness - if you're more clumsy than normal, it's a boy; if nothing changes, it's a girl- i trip over my own feet at least twice a day, which is not normal. conclusion? boy. accurate.
ring test - tie your ring to a string and hang it over your belly. if it swings in a circle, it's a boy; if it swings back and forth, it's a girl - ours swung back and forth, then in a circle, then back and forth. conclusion? inconclusive. fail.
so it looks like 4 of the 7 were accurate, 2 were straight-up wrong, and 1 was inconclusive. most people say the way you're carrying is the biggest tell, but i have had friends who had girls who were all belly, and friends who had boys who gained all over. so i never put much stock into it.