I am currently expecting my first child and on the countdown to his/her arrival in just over 8 weeks. We decided against finding out the baby’s sex but now its arrival is nearing I’m becoming increasingly excited to find out. I’m regularly asked if I am having a girl or boy so I thought for a bit of a lighthearted post I’d turn to some good old wives’ tales to find out what they would predict I am having.
I genuinely have no feeling either way so here it goes…
Carrying high or low. Carrying high predicts a girl and low a boy.
Verdict: My bump is pretty high up so based off this prediction would imply a girl.
Girl 1, Boy 0
Cravings. Craving sweet foods predicts a girl and savory a boy.
Verdict: I have always had a sweet tooth and this hasn’t changed since I’ve been pregnant, however I am definitely eating more sugar than I used to.
Girl 2, Boy 0
Feeling Sick. Apparently being sick in the first 12 weeks means a girl and sickness later in pregnancy means a boy. Sickness in the morning also means a girl and sickness in the evening means a boy.
Verdict: I only suffered from sickness in the first trimester which would imply a girl, however I was only ill in the evenings implying a boy. 1-1?
Girl 3, Boy 1
Movements. A baby that is active in ultrasounds is said to be a boy.
Verdict: My baby never stops so this would imply a boy.
Girl 3, Boy 2
Hair and Skin. If you are lucky enough to have healthy hair and skin during pregnancy you are said to be expecting a boy. Breakouts and dull hair imply a girl.
Verdict: Definitely a girl. My skin and hair has been terrible!
Girl 4, Boy 2
Dilated Pupils. Yes, you read that right. Apparently if you look at yourself in the mirror for at least a minute and your pupils dilate you are having a boy.
Verdict: My pupils stayed the same (and I looked very strange).
Girl 5, Boy 2
Sleeping Position. If you sleep on your right side you are said to be having a girl and left a boy.
Verdict: I always sleep on my right side.
Girl 6, Boy 2
Heart Rate. Over 140 is said to be a boy, with over 140 implying a girl.
Verdict: My baby’s heart rate has always been over 140.
Girl 7, Boy 2
It will be a few months before the results of this ‘scientific’ study can be proven, but based off the above it would imply I’m having a girl. Only time will tell!