Wednesday, March 26, 2014

gender reveal #2: old wives' tales

tomorrow is the big day! we'll debut baby's name options before we find out what we're having tomorrow afternoon. for today, old wive's tales. :-)

Old Wives' Tales:

1. Is your hair shiny and full of body or thin and stringy?

Shiny and full of body. - BOY

2. Is your hair growing faster or the same?

Much faster. I keep having to get a hair cut every few weeks. - BOY

3. Any morning sickness?

No throwing up, but a lot of nausea. - GIRL

4. Are you craving sweet or salty?

Salty for sure! Bring on the pickles, chips, Mexican food, and Thai food! - BOY

5. Is your butt getting bigger?

Nope. - BOY

6. Hold a necklace over your belly. If it swings back and forth its a boy. If it swings in a circular motion its a girl.

Circular motion. - GIRL

7. What did your mother have? Take a look at the position you are in terms of her children, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. If you are the first born you will have what your mother had starting with the 2nd then 3rd, 4th, etc. If you are a middle child you will have them backwards. If you are the last child you will have exactly what your mother had.

My mom had Stephen (boy), then Stephanie (girl), then Jarrett (boy), then me (girl), then Laura (girl). Since that puts me in the middle, I'll have them backwards. Since this is my second child... - GIRL

8. My mom says she can tell what someone is having based on the clothes they wear once they find out they are pregnant. She says if you wear more girly colors like pinks, oranges, and yellows you're having a girl. If you wear more blues, greens, and neutrals you're having a boy.

I've been buying mostly purple, blue, and black this pregnancy. - BOY

9. Pick up a key. If you pick it up by the thinner end you're having a girl. If you pick it up by the bigger end you're having a boy.

Bigger end. - BOY

10. Are your feet colder than before or the same?

The same. - GIRL

11. Do you eat the heel of a loaf of bread?

Nope. - GIRL

12. Has your breast development been dramatic in pregnancy?

Yes, they are quite lovely, haha. - GIRL

13. Is the baby's heart rate above 140bpm or below?

I've never seen it below 140bpm, and I check at least once a week. - GIRL

14. Do you crave orange juice?

Yes! I've been buying tons of OJ lately. - GIRL

15. Are you carrying high or low?

High. - GIRL

16. Is your tummy shaped more like a watermelon or a beach ball?

Beach ball this time. - GIRL

17. Is your baby active?

Only when I eat certain types of food, but I guess you could say yes. - BOY

18. Is dad gaining weight with you?

No. - BOY

19. Are you gaining weight in your face?

Not really. - BOY

20. Any acne?

It goes back and forth, but mostly no. - BOY

21. Are you feeling graceful or clumsy?

Graceful, except when I knocked our dog off the bed with my belly last night. Whoops! - GIRL

22. Was the month of conception even or odd?

December, so even. - GIRL

23. Mayan Tale - add mother's age at conception and year of conception. Even = girl. Odd = boy.

27 + 2013 = 2040, so even. - GIRL

24. When asked to show your hands do you keep your palms down or palms up?

Palms up - GIRL

25. What do you think you're having based on intuition? It is said that moms to be correctly guessed the sex of their baby 71% of the time.

I think it's a boy, but I also thought that last time and was wrong. At first I thought girl because I had recurring dreams having have girl twins. But then I just couldn't focus on coming up with a girl name because in my mind, this kid needed a boy name. So I guess it's recently been boy. - BOY

So...based on all of this let's see the verdict...

GIRL - 14/25
BOY - 11/25

According to Old Wives' Tales, we are having a GIRL! Last time I was 13/25 for girl and 12/25 for boy and it ended up being a girl.

We'll know tomorrow if the old wives' tales were true once again!

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