Tomorrow afternoon is my anatomy ultrasound! Aside from measuring all of the little pieces of our munchkin, we’ll also be finding out the gender. At my 12 week ultrasound, the tech gave us an idea of what she thought the baby was, but it’ll be interesting to see if everything stayed the same. I thought it would be fun to share some gender-predicting wives tales and compare how those predictions worked out when it came to Veronica and Adriana. Both of which are girls, by the way..
Heart Rate: They say that if the baby’s heart beat is below 140 beats per minute, it’s a boy. Above that, it’s a girl. This time, we’ve consistently been in the 150’s and 160’s. Veronica: girl, Adri: girl, Baby 3: girl
Mother’s Beauty: If you’re plagued with acne and other skin blemishes, it’s supposedly because your baby girl is stealing your beauty. I’ve had great skin (and hair) each time. Veronica: boy, Adri: boy, Baby 3: boy
Cravings: Craving sweets is supposed to indicate that you’re having a girl, while craving salty treats is indicative of a boy. I’m a sucker for sweets, all the time. This time around all I want is a Whopper. Veronica: girl, Adri: boy (sand counts as salty, right?) Baby 3: boy
Morning Sickness: Apparently, mommas of boys don’t have to deal with morning sickness. Or those fun hormones in the teenage years.. I’ve gotten progressively better at dealing with morning sickness since Veronica, it’s definitely still there though. At least in the first trimester. Veronica: girl, Adri: girl, Baby 3: girl
Chinese Gender Predictor: This is a fun one. The Chinese have a calendar that is supposed to predict the gender of your baby based on your age at conception and month that you conceived in. Supposedly, it’s 90% accurate. I won’t get my hopes up just in case it works like the Mayan calendar. Veronica: girl, Adri: girl, Baby 3: boy
High or Low: If the baby is carrying high, it’s supposed to be a girl. If you carry low, it’s a boy. I honestly can’t remember what it was like with V or Adri. I’m not showing much yet, but everything seems to be pretty low. Baby 3: boy
So, predictions? Come back on Monday, to find out what we’re having!
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