Friday, September 30, 2011
The ladies at Five Blondes have a few babies in the family now and I remembered seeing these boy-or-girl old wives' tale tests on their blog, so I did a quick search to find them and try them out for myself. These old wives' tales come from Good Finking.
Boy or Girl? 21 Old Wives’ Tales That May Tell YouSleep Position
Pay attention to which way you lay down in bed tonight. If you prefer sleeping on your left side, you’ll have a boy. Right side? You’re pregnant with a girl.
BOY - I always lay on my left side to get started but I think that's because I've read that you're supposed to lay on your left to prevent heartburn. I roll over dozens of times through the night.
Little girls aren’t always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter.
BOY - other than the Chicken Incident I've had zero morning sickness or nausea.
Soft or Dry Hands
If your hands are dry during pregnancy, you are having a boy; soft—expect a girl.
Your favorite pregnancy foods may tell you what sex the baby is. If you’re craving citrus while pregnant, you’re having a girl.
GIRL - I haven't really craved anything specific but I have been buying oranges in the groceries which I don't normally do.
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl.
GIRL - not so much now, but midway I looked like a 13-year-old.
Graceful or Clumsy Pregnancy
If you feel as though you’re gliding through they day, you’ll have a girl. Stumbling? It’s a boy.
GIRL - I'm clumsy to begin with but pregnancy hasn't made it any worse (shockingly!!) Still, I wouldn't call myself "graceful"
Face Weight Gain
If your face gets fuller, it means you’re having a girl.
BOY - my face hasn't changed.
Sugar and Spice Food Cravings
Craving salt during pregnancy? Potato chips, pretzels, and popcorn means a boy is on the way. Need a little something sweet? Ice cream, chocolate, and candy means you’re having a girl.
GIRL - definitely preferring sweet over salty things lately!
If you’re experiencing pregnant mood-swings, expect a baby girl to arrive soon.
GIRL - I’ve been feeling cray-cray although Peter kindly tells me "You're not toooooooooo bad"
High or Low Pregnant Belly
If you’re carrying the baby low on your stomach, expect a boy. If it’s high, you’re having a girl.
BOY - I've been low all along
If you’re carrying baby in front, it’s a boy. Is the baby weight spaced all around your middle? It’s a girl.
BOY - it's like I have a basketball shoved up my shirt.
Dangle a chain with a charm over your palm. If it swings back and forth: boy. In a circle: girl.
BOY - we did this at my first baby shower and it swung back and forth every time.
Model Your Hands
“Show me your hands.” If you would hold your hands palms up it’s a girl. Down? You’re having a boy.
GIRL - what this has to do with anything I have no idea...
Get baby advice from a nephew or friend’s little boy. If a toddler boy shows interest in your belly, you’ll have a girl. If he ignores you, it’s a boy.
I have no one to try this with! So we’re going green for neutral.
Guess the baby’s sex by eating garlic. If the smell seeps out of your pores it’s a boy. If there’s no scent it’s a little girl.
GIRL - thank God
Key to Pregnancy
If you pick up a key by the round end, you’re having a boy. If it’s by the long end? A girl.
BOY - I think???
Even and Odd Numbers
If your age and year of conception are both even or odd, it’s girl. One even, one odd means a boy.
GIRL - 29, 2011
If the baby’s heart beats more than 150 times per minute, you’re pregnant with a girl. Less than 150, it’s a boy.
BOY - It's been all over the place but usually in the 140s.
A child tends to be of the same sex as the parent who is less stressed at the time of conception.
BOY - Peter doesn't get stressed. I'm a basket case.
If you dream about having a girl while pregnant, you will wind up having a boy and vice versa.
Both - so let's go with neutral again
If your right breast is larger than the left while pregnant, you are having a girl. If the left is larger, it’s a baby boy.
GIRL - I guess...the nuggets are mostly the same size.
Girl - 10
Boy - 9
That was fun...but not helpful. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!