Welcome to my Digital Baby Book - Dedicated to Jillian, Weston and Georgia.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Boy or Girl? Old Wives Tale Version

One of the first things people ask me when they find out I am pregnant is do I want to find out what I am having? Heck yes I do! I am not exactly the most patient person and if you know me well, you know I am a planner/organizer! So waiting was out of the question.

Now that I am pregnant and almost 17 weeks you would think I would be leaning one way or another on if I am having a boy or a girl. I honestly have no idea. I admit I will be surprised if we are having a girl. On Tim's side of the family there have been NO girls in 4 generations. The only exception was when Tim's sister, Beth, popped out and surprised the hell out of everyone the day she was born. Ever since we announced to the family that I was pregnant, I have been teased by my father-in-law and Tim's uncles that I am for sure having a boy.

Just for fun, I copied fellow blogger, Risley, and took a poll of all the wives tales out there. Let's see how I tally up.

If the heart rate is under 140 you'll have a boy.

Heart rate has been way higher than 140, so girl.

If you are carrying all your weight out front its a girl, if your weight is around your
hips and bottom it's a boy.

I am not showing too much still, but I would guess Boy on this one.

If your bump is low it's a boy if your bump is up higher it's a girl.


If the baby is very active it's a boy.

I haven't felt any movement yet, but the ultra sound showed a very active baby so boy.

If you're craving sweets it's a girl, if you're craving salt you're having a boy.

I hate salt right now ugh!! So girl.

If daddy is gaining weight along with mommy it's a girl.

Lol, Tim is going to hate me for this but daddy is gaining some weight: girl.

When picking up a single key, if she picks it up from the thin end, it's a girl. If she
picks up the key from the base it's a boy.


If your face is colored in acne you're having a girl. If you have clear beautiful skin you'll have a boy.


Do you sleep on your Right or your Left side? Right you're having a girl, left you're having a boy.

I sleep on both, but I am most comfortable on my right, so girl.

If you are puking all the time you'll have a girl.


If your hands are dry you'll have a boy, if they are soft you'll have a girl.


If you're drinking lots of orange juice and other citrus you're having a girl.

Girl, I love OJ

If you feel graceful during pregnancy you're having a girl, but if you feel clumsy you'll be having a boy.
I haven't been clumsy once, so girl.

If you gain weight in your face you're having a girl.

Not yet anyways, so Boy.

If you are especially moody you'll be having a girl.

Girl.. lol

The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception. If the result is an even number then mom is having a girl. If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way!


Pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a "V" or "brancehs" in the white part you'll have a girl.


If you are the first born child, you will have what your mom had but starting with her second child. If you are the middle child, you will have what she had but starting with the third. If you are the last child you will have what your mother had in the exact order.


If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy. If you eat the middle of the loaf, it’s a girl.


The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived.

The Chinese gender chart said Boy for us!

You are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy. It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty. If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, you might just be having a little boy.

hmmm?? I think I look the same..with maybe some added glow, so Boy.

If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. Dreams show the opposite of what you are having.


When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy.

Not really craving anything.

Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant? If so, you just might be having a boy. If your feet have stayed the same before pregnancy and during, you’re having a little girl.


If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.

Got those! Boy!

It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby.

Well, we have a name for both but are very indecisive on what we like the best.

So according to all these old wives tales here is the score:

BOY 12

Of course I have a tie!!! Only me!!

We will find out 100% either way on July 19th, during our next big appointment. Until then, make your guesses....


  1. Love these old wives tales. I find out the gender in 5 days and I am so up and down about what I think it is...??? Not sure if this 'mothers intuition' thing is correct either. i have heard many stories where they were sure it was one and it ended up being the other.

  2. Best of luck holding out these last few weeks before you find out.

  3. It's such a long wait, lol...we're finally at that point where we'll find out next week! :0)My vote for you guys is girl....

  4. OMG!! how funny! It was SO boy for us :) lol
    have you thought of doing the Intelegender test?
    Im going to say GIRL!