Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boy or Girl Predictions

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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!  

SLEEP 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 for a girl.

GIRL. I've always been more of a right side sleeper though.

MORNING SICKNESS
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!

CHINESE CALENDAR
Consult here using your lunar age and lunar month of conception.

BOY.

FOOD CRAVINGS
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!

ADULT ACNE
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl.

GIRL.  It's safe to say my skin has never, ever looked worse.

MOOD CHANGES
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.

BABY'S HEARTBEAT
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!

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48 comments

  1. How fun! I can't wait to see what is will be!! :)

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  2. Well isn't that something - tied for the old wives tales!!! I have 0 clue, but I know you guys will be thrilled either way!! Good luck! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Yeah, so exciting and good luck!! Can't wait to hear what you are having :)

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  4. Wow--straight down the middle! Maybe there are two hiding in there! hahah jk. Id say boy is my gut feeling! Can't wait to find out!!!

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  5. This is SO exciting!! Can't wait to hear! :)

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  6. Ahhhh so exciting, can't wait to hear the big news! I'd love to see you with a little girl, but I think it's going to be a little man <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. OH MY GOSH I CAN'T WAIT!!! I didn't try any of these before we found out so I can't help with their validity ;) I am ALWAYS so excited to have an appointment, but then get so nervous right when I get there because my mind goes right to "what if something is wrong?!" Praying for you today, sweet friend!!

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  8. So FUN! I love gender reveals - I think the whole things is so exciting. I'm thinking you are having a girl? Maybe?

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  9. Oh my! Hard to let the wives tales give you any hints. Based on what you said I guess girl. I had terrible terrible sickness with a boy, and my sister had it with a girl so I always think that just depends on he person. With the breakouts and high heart beat I think girl, but I'm not usually right haha! Either way I hope the appointment goes well and congratulations :)

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  10. Ahhh I don't know! My gut was saying BOY...buuut now that high heart rate has me thinking girl?!?!

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  11. One of the most exciting moments of pregnancy was finding out the gender! I think I was so excited to tell the grandparents, I blurted it out. But there are definitely some fun ways to do it if you want to make it an event! Im so excited for you and can't wait to see the news!

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  12. Ahh! So exciting! I'm kinda thinking girl!?

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  13. Aw such a fun day for you and your husband! Enjoy every second of it! And I predict boy because I had a ton of food aversions and Rowan had a high heart rate until later in my pregnancy. :)

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  14. Prayers for you - I am sure everything will work out great! The anatomy scan is nerve wracking at first but then so amazing because you get to see in detail this little life that you've built inside you. I am currently 24 weeks and we're having a little girl in May :)

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  15. Oh wow! Well it sounds like the old wives theories aren't helping you any but luckily you find out today! Eek! Can't wait to find out what you're having! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  16. EEEE!! So excited for you lady!! A nurse friend of mine says that the Chinese calendar is always right. So I'm voting boy! Plus, I'd love to have another boy mama friend. :) Enjoy watching your little love on screen!

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  17. I say BOY! The Chinese calendar was correct in predicting my little man, and I had no desire for sweets until the very end of pregnancy when I lived off chocolate milkshakes. SO exciting :)

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  18. I feel like many of these predictions for me pointed to having a boy but I knew I was having a girl. I think you may have a girl because of the high heart rate. Sophie's was high too. So exciting to hear what you're having!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  19. Aw yay this is so exciting! I am going to guess boy...can't wait to find out!

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  20. I cannot wait to find out what you are having!!!! This is such an exciting time for you!!!

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  21. I can't wait to find out the gender! My biggest indicator was the acne--like you said, my skin has never looked so bad so I was thinking girl; however, I really had myself convinced it was a boy! Haha.

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  22. This is flying by! For some reason I think boy :)

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  23. Oh gosh, I can't even imagine how excited you are! Best of luck today, and I can't wait to see your exciting news!

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  24. Ahhh such an exciting day! I'm so pumped up for you all!!

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  25. Oh my gosh, Congratulations Katie!!! I'm so excited for you to find out and for when you share!! I'm over the moon happy for you girl! Sending you good vibes today!! :)

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  26. So exciting girlie. I am thinking boy for some reason too. I actually thought you were announcing boy with the cake because my computer loaded the page slow.

    Are you eating at home or going out? If you are eating at your house, maybe you could fill a wine bottle or dark pitcher with a pink or blue colored drink and ask them to pour it and when it goes in the glass they will know? Or ask them to grab something from a closet or a cabinet and have a pink doll or tonka truck in there for them to see.

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  27. Oh my goodness I'm so excited for y'all!!!! Can't wait to find out!!! I'll be praying for you and for a healthy report for baby and mama :)

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  28. Hope your scan goes well!! I never felt one way or the other toward the sex but once I started showing it was very obvious I was having a boy. All belly! I had horrible acne so I definitely don't think the girl thing is true! I use an organic all natural acne skincare that works so well and is very safe for the baby. Let me know if you're interested and ill give you all the info!

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  29. My vote is for a boy! I just picture you guys with a little boy. But honestly, boy or girl it will be the most beautiful creature on the planet. I mean your kid has hit the genetic lottery with you two ;)

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  30. I'm voting for girl because everyone I know is having girls this year so far!

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  31. so excited for you!! im guessing BOY! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  32. So exciting! I can't wait to find out! I feel like normally it's a year for boys or girls but everyone I know that is pregnant is pretty divided. I say girl though!

    And I'm gonna have to check out these BBQ Ranch potato chips!

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  33. I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm going with girl... fingers crossed :)

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  34. So you're telling me I have to wait until Saturday?! Gah! Praying for a healthy baby!

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  35. I'm thinking girl! Best of luck & can't wait to hear how it all goes!

    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  36. So excited for you!! I honestly have know idea. My nonna would be able to tell you though ;)

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  37. I love when people put up posts like this with all of the ways of predicting!! Hmmm, I say boy!

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  38. SO stinkin' excited for you!!! I hope your baby is happy and healthy and can't wait to see the gender :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  39. I definitely am leaning more towards a boy, cannot wait to find out!

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  40. EEEK! Ours is Monday and I'm writing this exact same post that day already haha ;) Can't wait to find out- I'm voting BOY for yoU!

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  41. Ahhh I am so excited for you (and totally living vicariously through you!) I vote boy, but I am happy for you no matter what and can't wait to hear what you're having!

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  42. so probably by now, you know!!! how exciting!! i can't wait for you to share it with us :)

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  43. Too funny! I can't wait to find out which you're having! Yay!

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  44. i cannnnnnnot wait to find out!!! so excited for you lady!! i read your first paragraph and immediately said a little prayer for you all.

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  45. Woo Hoo!! Can't wait to hear - hope everything went well today. I say...GIRL!

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  46. What a fun post!! I love guessing and I'm going with GIRL. Hope your sweet baby was cooperative for your big scan and that you got a great report. I always feel a little anxious before those big appointments. Can't wait to see the big gender reveal details. I always love cakes filled with blue/pink icing, confetti cannons with pink/blue confetti or giving out pink/blue balloons to each of your guests and then asking them to blow up the balloons. You've prepoked little holes in the wrong gender so only the right color balloons inflate. Good luck with your fun planning!!

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  47. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! I absolutely cannot wait!! I think it's a boy x

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  48. I LOVE that you did this!! How fun this will be to look back on later! Though... it just occurred to me as I'm typing this that you DO know now! I'll be watching Instagram to find out as soon as you share! :)

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