Boy or Girl...

Boy or Girl... Testing out the old wives tales

Since we are not finding out the gender of this little peanut in my belly, I thought it would be fun to try out some of the old wives tales, and come September, see what is correct... I mean, we have a 50/50 chance, right?

1. Sick as a dog during the first trimester -- Signs indicate you're having a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy.  I was sick as a dog in my first trimester.. which according to this means girl... but I was also sick as a dog with both of the boys too! So this one doesn't really help me out.

2. Hang your wedding ring over your belly. If it swings in a circle, a little guy's in your future. If it goes back and forth, you've got a girl. Well, it swing in circles, then would stop and then start going back and forth. Since I know I'm not having twins, this one didn't help!

3.  If you're breaking out like crazy, blame it on your girl babe. The belief goes that girls steal their mother's beauty, hence, those annoying zits. I did have a bit of a break out during first tri, but really nothing since... so I think it was probably just my hormones.

4.  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. Age of conception was 28, year of conception was 2011, so that points to boy.

5.  The ancient method of the Chinese gender calendar uses your age at conception and the month you did the deed to determine gender. According to this calendar, it's a girl. (I hear this has a 90% accuracy)

6.  Craving ice cream every single day? Some people believe this means it's a girl. If you have to have salty or sour stuff, then it's a boy. I'm loving my ice cream these days.... so that means girl

7. What is baby's heartbeat? According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy. Baby's heartbeat sits about 138-144 just about every time I go to the Dr. these days. Which doesn't help because it's right on the boarder. But both of my boys sat at 160... so this one really doesn't help me either.

8.  This one you can do just by looking south: if you're carrying high, break out the pink. If your bump is low, you're carrying a boy.  I feel like I carry on the middle to low side just like I did with the boys, but a lot of people tell me I am higher than with Tyler... so again, this doesn't seem to help me!

9.  If a pregnant woman experiences heartburn throughout the 9 months of pregnancy, she’ll have a baby born with a full head of hair. I'm not sure I've had an ounce of heartburn... which I guess means I'll have another baldy baby!

10. If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy.  If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl. I prefer to sleep on my right side, which means girl, according to this. But I prefer to sleep facing the edge of my bed, which right now happens to put me on my right side... so I don't know if that has any substance either....

11. If your skin is dry, you’re said to be having a boy – and if it’s soft, then a girl is on the way. My niece Kaylee says my skin is soft, so that means girl. 

12.  If you combine your age at the time of conception with the number of the month you conceived and the resulting number is odd – then it’s a girl on the way. If the resulting number is even, then it’s a boy for you. Even number so that means boy. 

13.  If you look in the mirror at your breasts, which one is larger? If it’s the right one, you’re carrying a boy and for a larger left breast, then it’s a girl. My left is bigger, which means girl... but my left has always been bigger... so that doesn't really mean anything! 

14.  When you sleep, is your pillow north or south? If it’s north, then expect a boy, or south means a girl is on the way. I sleep with my head to the north, so that means boy. (but I slept with my head south when I was pregnant with Tyler, so I guess he should have been a girl!)

Well.... this really didn't help me at all.... More said girl than boy, but some were just undecided. Guess we'll see in September!  
Have you tried any of these? Were they correct for you?


  1. i answered many of these questions before we found out our gender. they were all pretty accurate except the chinese calendar one. it said i was having a boy ... guess i fall in the 10% :)

  2. None of the "predictors" were right for me - everything pointed to me having a boy, and lo and behold it was a baby girl :)

  3. Oh my those are some interesting ways to guess! I guess only time will tell :)


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