Today is the big day! The 19 week anatomy scan. I've been looking forward to it for so long that the days were dragging, but honestly now that it's here, I feel SO nervous. I just want everything to look okay and after the week we've had so far (a broken furnace and garage door that won't open - woof), I'm definitely feeling anxious. I'm sure this is normal, but if you wouldn't mind saying a little prayer, I would appreciate it times a million!
Fingers crossed that we can find out the sex today, too. Not that I haven't been trying to figure it out at home - we've all heard about the million different old wives for predicting gender ;) I thought it would be fun to go through them today before we find out and see which ones end up ringing true!
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 for a girl.
GIRL. I've always been more of a right side sleeper though.
Little girls aren't always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter.
BOY. While I definitely had nausea for a few weeks, I don't know if I would consider it extreme. But I did have allll the food aversions!
Consult here using your lunar age and lunar month of conception.
Craving salt? 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.
BOY. My sweet tooth is not at all what it once was (probably a good thing) and I have developed a new found love for barbeque ranch potato chips (probably not a good thing).
SOFT OR DRY HANDS
If your hands are dry during pregnancy, you are having a boy. Soft for a girl.
BOY. But again, my hands are always dry!
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl.
GIRL. It's safe to say my skin has never, ever looked worse.
If you're experiencing mood swings, you're having a girl.
BOY. I've had a few mental breakdowns here and there, but nothing too crazy. Except that time I cried for a half hour over a broken Tupperware container...
GRACEFUL OR CLUMSY
If you feel as though you're gliding through the day, you'll have a girl. Stumbling? It's a boy.
GIRL. I don't know about gliding, but I'm definitely not stumbling.
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.
GIRL. It's always been over 160!
EVEN AND ODD
If your age and year of conception are both even or odd, it's a girl. One even, one odd means a boy.
GIRL. I'm 27 and conceived in 2015, so both odd.
Final score: GIRL = 5 // BOY = 5
Tied!! That being said, I totally think it's a boy ;) Our parents are coming into town for dinner on Saturday night so we can tell them in person (if you have any cute ideas how, let me know!) and then I'll probably be sharing with the world over on Instagram! Happy Thursday, friends!