When I was pregnant with Stella, we didn’t find out the sex ahead of time, but I always felt like she would be a girl. I even wrote this post about my preference for a she baby when I was about 6 months pregnant. When I was 7 months pregnant I did a survey of a bunch of the old wives’ tales, and the results were 6-girl / 2-boy / 3-not sure. The day before I went into labor, I wrote a post asking for help on boy names because we had agreed on the name Stella for months for a girl – but had NO IDEA what to name a boy.
This time, I want a girl again (as does Charlie), and we are actually planning on finding out ahead of time during the anatomy scan if the baby cooperates, which is kind of blowing my mind! However, since we’ve both verbalized that we’d like a girl, we are both sort of feeling like God is going to laugh at us and this baby will be a little boy.
According to the old wives’ tales,
- How are you carrying? (high-girl/low-boy) – Can’t really tell yet? I feel like it’s lower than last time, but maybe that’s just cuz my ab muscles are already stretched out! LOL (boy?)
- What do you crave? (salty-boy/sweet-girl) – No cravings, but eating more cheese & crackers, which I guess is salty! (boy)
- Husband’s weight? (gained-girl/maintained-boy) – He lost weight at first and is now maintaining (boy).
- Facial Acne? (yes-girl/no-boy) – Yes. BOO. (girl)
- Baby’s heart rate? (>140, <140) – In the 160s in the beginning, but dropping to the 130-140s sometimes now. (tie)
- Chinese Gender Chart: http://www.thelaboroflove.com/chart/pred.html – Make sure you use your lunar age – the algorithm upon which this chart is based! (boy)
- Sleep Position – Pay attention to which way you lay down in bed tonight. Left side or right side? (left-boy/right-girl) Right side. I TRY to be on my left, but I always end up on my right (girl)
- Upset Stomach – Do/did you have extreme nausea? (yes-girl/no-boy) Yep. Horrid. Worse than with Stella. (girl)
- Soft or Dry Hands – Have your hands been soft? Or dry during your pregnancy?(dry:boy/soft:girl) Soft I guess? (girl)
- Face Weight Gain – Has your face filled in more so than normal? (fuller face: girl / no: boy) So far not really, but it’s pretty early still! (tie)
- Baby Weight – Are you carrying your baby towards the front only? Or is the weight spaced all around your middle? (front:boy/all around:girl) Probably more “all around” this time (girl)
For those keeping track, that’s:
So yeah, we really have no idea, though we are both thinking boy lately.
How about you? Did you have a “feeling” about the sex of your baby? Were you right?
 Do I really need to clarify that of course we just want a healthy baby? Cuz ya, healthy baby #FTW, and we would love a boy just as much as a girl, we’re just comfortable with the idea of a girl now, and we have all the girl clothes, and I love the idea of sisters!