baby by oakley: Five on Friday | Gender Predictions

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Five on Friday | Gender Predictions

Ahead of our sonogram on Monday, my cousin gave me the idea to do a few of the old wives' tales to see if they predicted a boy or a girl. I'm taking these with a grain of salt, obviously, but it's still fun to see what they say!


{ONE}

The Chinese Gender Chart is.... confusing worthless! The one on The Bump said I was having a girl. The one on Baby Center said it was a boy.

{TWO}

If craving sweets it's rumored to be a girl; if craving salty, protein-rich foods, it could be a boy. I'm a big fan of candy (gummy worms and laffy taffy, ya'll..) on a normal day and even more so when pregnant. This time around, though, I haven't had aversions to meat like I did with the girls. Steak and brats in particular have been mighty tasty these last few weeks so I'm gonna go with a boy on this one...

{THREE}

Is the baby's heart rate over (girl) or under (boy) 140? At our last appointment it was in the mid 130s which apparently screams BOY. I even asked my doctor, thinking she'd be the one to have an educated guess, and she did say it was typically a "boy" heart rate. We'll see!

{FOUR}

Carrying high (girl) versus low (boy)? I'd say I'm carrying low but it may just be that I feel bigger at this point in the game.

{FIVE}

We did the infamous ring test last night! We hung my wedding ring on a piece of string and Justin held it above my belly. If it moved in a circle, that apparently indicates girl; if it moves back and forth, it's a boy.

Justin SWEARS he wasn't moving his hand and the ring moved back and forth so this one is BOY, too. Ha!

We didn't do any of these silly things when I was pregnant with the girls except for looking up the gender chart. I'm pretty sure whatever Chinese Gender Chart I used at the time indicated they both were boys. I also thought they were both boys so that goes to show you how wrong my "motherly intuition" is!

4 out of 5 of the things we did above - or all 5 if you count the iffy gender chart! - indicate boy but all that means is that we'll have to wait until Monday to find out for sure!

For the record: it's probably another girl... ;)



6 comments:

  1. So funny that you don't like the Chinese method! It has been accurate for literally everybody I know, even when I went back and figured it out for people who had been born already.

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  2. Oh yes, the old wives tales... some of the ladies in our past trusted them. All I know for sure is that baby Oakley will be ADORABLY cute and precious to love! Can't wait to snuggle another baby!!

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  3. I really thought my girl was going to be a boy!! How wrong I was! These tests are fun though!!

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  4. My motherly intuition was dead wrong, too! As was the ring test. Can't wait to find out!!

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  5. Ooh I'll definitely follow along to find out what you have :) We tried doing the ring test my last pregnancy and we were in stitches because the ring was doing an oval (so a back and forth circle basically) and for reasons unknown that was hysterical to us.

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