Boy or Girl … testing out the old wife’s tales on our belly bean!

Since tomorrow is the all-important doctor’s appointment where we will hopefully see what the baby’s gender is, I decided to see what some old wife tales have to say.

  • Old Wives Tale No 1: History of Parent’s Kids

You can find out the sex by going off of your parent’s kids and the order. If you are the first born, you will have what your mother had but starting with her second child. If you are the middle child, you will have what she said, but starting with the third child. If you are the last child, you will have what your mother had in the exact order. I think this tale only works when the parent’s had three kids.

I am the middle child and the 3rd child is my sister so based on this it’s a GIRL

  • Old Wives Tale No 2: Chinese Gender predictor

Legend says that the gender chart is more than 700 years old and was discovered in a royal tomb. It predicts your baby’s sex based on your Chinese lunar age at the time you got pregnant and the Chinese lunar month in which you conceived. Supposedly this has a accuracy rate of over 90%

 I did the online prediction and based on this it’s a GIRL

  •  Old Wives Tale No 3: Bread

If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy. If you eat the middle of the load, it’s a girl.

I have never likes crusts and never eat my crusts so this is also leaning towards a GIRL

  • Old Wives Tale No 4: Dad’s Weight Gain

If the dad-to-be gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy.

Ryan has actually weight since I have been pregnant so with this one it’s a BOY

  • Old Wives Tale no 5: 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.

Although I felt a bit of nauseous in the first few weeks I didn’t really have morning sickness so this on is another one for team BOY

  • Old Wives Tale No 6: Craving

They say when pregnant ladies crave salty or sour things they say it is a Boy and when they crave sweet things it is a girl.

Refer to the last post – seems I am craving cake and biscuits so according to this it’s a GIRL

  • Old Wives Tale N0 7: Hair on Legs

If the hair on your legs has been growing at record speeds, you might be having a boy.

Eeeek – my legs are pretty hairy and seems I am growing more hair so I would say based on the it’s a BOY

  • Old Wives Tale No 8: Headaches

If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.

I have experienced very bad headaches so this definitely means based on this it’s a BOY

  • Old Wives Tale No 9: Heart rate

Your baby’s heart rate might be an indicator of its gender. 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!

Since at the last visit it was 169 beats per minute this would mean it’s a GIRL

 So according to these old wives tales it seems 50/50 at the moment which I guess is pretty real because it is either going to be a BOY or a GIRL. Luckily we only have to wait 1 more sleep.

Please leave a comment and let me know what your prediction is …

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