Monday, August 15, 2011
For Kicks and Giggles...
So there is a great debate within the family all about one question...Boy or Girl? We will be putting together a betting pool eventually. In reality I don't particularly care if it's a boy or girl as long as they are healthy but I will admit if I had the choice I would like to have a boy first but God's got the final decision on this one and whatever He gives us we will be overjoyed nonetheless. We will find out (hopefully) on September 9th but until then, we are in the dark. Apparently they can now do some crazy blood test and tell you at only 7 weeks but we don't exactly have a spare $200 lying around to do said test. So just for kicks and giggles I thought I would see what some of the old wives tales have to say about the matter. So here are the results on some of the most famous of old wives tales.
#1. Heart Rate- Over 140bpm = Girl and under 140bpm = Boy
Well, the first scan showed a heart rate of 139bpm at 7wks. Around 9-10wks the heart rate was hovering at about 156bpm and last night it was a strong and fast 168bpm. So The verdict on this one is: Girl
#2. Ring Test- Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly. You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth and it’s a boy if it swings in a circle.
My wedding ring moved back and forth over my belly...so Girl again.
#3. Acne- If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.
Considering I look like a teenage boy going through puberty in the worst way...Girl again.
#4. Cravings- People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl.
I've probably consumed at least 3-4 pieces of fruit a day since getting knocked up and I am loving the sweets BUT I also like some salty foods...like the classic pickles. I'm calling this one girl since my fruit cravings often over power the salty ones.
#5. Left Eye Test (this one is WEIRD)- The eye test is when a “V” or “branches” appear when you pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a “V” or “branches” in the white part, you’re having a girl. I have a “V”, so one more point for a girl.
After staring at my own eyeball for about 5 minutes...I'm pretty sure it's a "V". So Girl.
#6. Bread? If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy. If you eat the middle of the load, it’s a girl.
Who actually eats the ends anyways? If this one is true I'm doomed to all girls...ridiculous. I'm not even calling this one.
#7. 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.
It predicts a girl for us...sheesh so far everything is saying Girl!
#8. Mom's Beauty- Basically you are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy. It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty. If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, you might just be having a little boy.
Considering the amount of acne I'm dealing with and the exhaustion...I'm not looking my best. Calling this one Girl too.
#9. Klutz!-If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy.
I'm far from graceful, in fact if I can stay standing on my own two feet for longer than 10 minutes that's impressive. So, finally, BOY!
#10. Headaches- If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.
Absolutely getting more headaches than ever before, and it's not related to my lack of caffeine intake. So...BOY!
The grand total? 8 Girl and 2 Boy...hmmmm....
They say mom's intuition is usually right and mine is telling me, as much as I would like my little boy...it's a girl.