Thursday, November 15, 2012

old wives' tales

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. 


Maria said...

I kept thinking boy for us. But a lot of the old wives tales proved to be true for a girl...the heartbeat, ring test, chinese gender chart and always feeling sick. I feel like my belly is getting bigger and bigger each day and looking more like a "girl" belly! Fun post! :)
Have a great weekend.

Jamie said...

Mine are mostly all wrong except the Chinese calendar was right for both kiddos.