Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gender tests

My big anatomy ultrasound is coming up in a couple of weeks, and we're hoping to find out what this baby is. Our last two children were "surprises", but because it has been so long since we've had a newborn.... we have a lot of shopping to do! Unfortunately, there isn't very much gender neutral stuff available for purchase so finding out if this is a boy or girl will make things a lot easier.

I decided to try out a few of the Old Wive's Tales for gender prediction, and then we can see how well they worked for this little guy/girl!

You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived.
~ If the sum is an even number - It might be a boy.
~ If the sum is an odd number - It might be a girl.
I was 30, and according to the due date calendar, we conceived around March 2nd... so 30 + 3 = 33. Odd = GIRL.

Another one states:
"This an easy baby gender prediction method to try. Take a pin, needle, or wedding ring and attach it to a thread or strand of hair. Hold the dangling item over mom to be's belly while she is lying down. If the needle or wedding ring swings in a strong circular motion, you will be having a girl. If it moves in a to and fro motion like a pendulum, you will be having a boy."

I tried this 3 times with a needle and embroidery thread, and all three times it swang in a circular motion, which means GIRL.

Another Old Wive's Tale claims that if the baby's heart rate is >145 bpm, it's a girl. <145 bpm, and it's a boy. This baby's heartrate has been 160-165 each time, which says, GIRL.

Have you heard of any other old wive's tale that predict whether a baby is a boy or a girl?


Nonsensicalgirl said...

Totally missed your post about being pregnant so this is a little late, but congratulations!! Hope things are going well for you and the baby.


Sadie said...

Darcy, it is insane just how annoying it is to go to the mall and realize just how little there is that is suitable for either a boy or a girl. Even the stuff that is marked as gender neutral still seems to lean either way, and outfits that *could* possibly be neutral always seem to have some extra embellishment that make them one or another (like ruffles or a tag with a truck on it!).

Tyra, I didn't make my pregnancy announcement very long ago - just on Mother's Day - and I haven't been posting too much lately either so you haven't missed much! :) I don't know why, but it seems like my Bloglines stopped updating my feed with posts from your blog, so I'm trying to refresh it to see if they start appearing again.