Week 17 – Boy or Girl?
Today might be the day!! I may find out if I'm having a GIRL or BOY. I say "may" because you just never know if the little baby will cooperate and be in a good position.
In my first pregnancy, I was so anxious to find out what I was having. It was ALL I could think about. For some reason this time around….while I am excited to know…I'm not counting down the days and hours until I can find out. Not exactly sure why, but spending every minute chasing a toddler may have something to do with it. =)
Also, I honestly don't have a preference! I know it is cliché to say, but I really just want a healthy baby! I think a girl would be so much fun because I never had a sister, so it would be awesome for Vivian to have a sister! And a boy would be so fun because it would be so different from what we have and it would be fun to experience both genders.
I'm so SERIOUS I couldn't pick if I had to…so luckily it is out of my hands!
So before I find out, I thought it would be fun to do a few gender wives tales! Then we can check back a see which ones were correct!
If you carry high it's a girl. If you carry low it's a boy!
Honestly, I think I'm carrying just like I did with my daughter. I carried pretty high with her during the whole pregnancy, so this would mean I'm having a GIRL.
According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy.
At my last appointment the heart rate was 146. Which would mean GIRL. I compared this baby's heart rate with my daughters around the same week and hers was still in the 150s. Hmmm…
If you are craving sweet things it's a girl. If you are craving salty it's a boy.
Well if you read about my cravings in my earlier posts, I really craved cheesy gordita crunches early on in pregnancy. I don't really have many cravings at all now. That would mean BOY.
Pop off your wedding ring and tie it to a string. Hang it over your belly. If it swings in a circle, it's a little girl. If it goes back and forth, it's a boy.
With Mollie Lair's assistance…this test predicts BOY.
Sick as a dog during the first trimester—or still? Signs indicate you're having a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy.
Well I was nauseous this morning, and really nauseous in the early weeks of pregnancy. This would mean GIRL. I am much sicker this go around compared to my first pregnancy.
Chinese gender chart
It says BOY.
The Even/Odd Mayan system – Legend has it that the Mayans determined a baby's sex by looking at the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.
We conceived in 2016 and I am 31. So that would mean BOY.
So out of these seven tests: BOY gets 4. GIRL gets 3.
We will soon know! My husband and I find out today, but we aren't sharing with our friends and family until this weekend. So keep an eye out for my next blog post early next week!!