Update: I forgot to add that we are finding out what we are having this week- we're not waiting until birth. So this was just for fun and I will let you all know once we know!!
I did this last year when I was pregnant with Miller so I thought it would be fun to do again!
To be honest I haven't been obsessing about the gender this time around as much as I was with Miller. I'm going to super excited either way. Having one of each would be fun and having brothers so close in age would be fun. Either way I will be dressing them in matching/similar outfits just like my mom did to us for many, many years :)
Last year most of my Old Wives tales said GIRL and I ended up with a BOY so I know these things are not necessarily true but they're still fun to try!
Chinese Gender Predictor
According to Baby Center, legend says that the gender chart is more than 700 years old and was
discovered in a royal tomb. It predicts your baby's sex based on your
Chinese lunar age at the time you got pregnant and the Chinese lunar
month in which you conceived. I used the Baby Center one and one that Annie sent me and they both said the same thing.
Fetal Heart Rate
This one says if your unborn baby's heart rate is higher, above 140 beats per minute,
that means you're carrying a girl. A lower heart rate below 140 bpm
means you're having a boy.
At 11 weeks- 169
At 15 weeks- 160
The ring test says to string your wedding ring on a string or piece of
hair and then dangle it over your belly while you are laying down. If
it swings back and forth it's a boy and if it swings in a circle it's a
Kyle did this one with me and it swung back and forth right away!
Baking Soda Test
What you do is put a little bit of baking soda in the bottom of a
disposable cup and then add a little bit of your urine to it. If it
fizzles like a soda, its boy. If there’s no fizzle, then it's a girl.
This one is similar to the Drano test- which I didn't want to mess with.
Mayan Age and Year Legend
This one works by taking the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both
are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.
Age: 32- even
Year: 2014- even
Morning Sickness in 1st Trimester
If you have bad morning sickness then it's a girl, if you have little to no morning sickness it's a boy.
(I honestly find this one hard to judge because how bad you feel is somewhat subjective.) I had 3 weeks with 24/7 nausea but that subsided to just evening nausea for about 2 weeks and then I felt awesome. So I'm saying no to the morning sickness
Bad skin Theory
This one says that girls steal your beauty and boys enhance your beauty,
so if you your face is breaking out and your hair is greasy it's a
girl. If your skin is glowing and your hair is thick and voluminous
it's a boy.
My face isn't breaking out too much but my skin is just really blah and my hair sucks. I can't get it to do anything these days.
Me and Kyle- BOY
My Mom and Sister- GIRL
My Dad is completely on the fence and can't decide.
So what's your prediction? Do you have any other tricks that I haven't tried yet? If you've already had a baby were the old wives tales correct?