While waiting for Hailey to arrive, Kate over on Five Blondes posted this wives-tales based quiz to guess the sex of her baby. Yeah, look, I know that we already know Ziggy is a boy (“without a doubt” says my doctor), but I thought it’d be fun to see if the quiz thinks I’m having a boy, too. Also? I’m out of things to blog about at the moment.
So, here we go!
Boy or Girl? 21 Old Wives’ Tales That May Tell You
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? You’re pregnant with a girl.
BOY– I definitely prefer to start off on my left side. Though, I only stay in one position for about 2 hours before I change it. Right now I also really like piling up all of my pillows and sleeping reclined on them.
Little girls aren’t always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter.
GIRL– Oh, Lordy, yes. To the tune of -10 pounds in the first trimester.
Soft or Dry Hands
If your hands are dry during pregnancy, you are having a boy; soft—expect a girl.
Your favorite pregnancy foods may tell you what sex the baby is. If you’re craving citrus while pregnant, you’re having a girl.
No idea. I did eat a ton of fruit at first, lots of mangos and berries. But chocolate has also been a mainstay, as have Rubio’s chicken tacos. So let’s go with “boy,” since none of those items are technically citrus.
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl.
BOY– lucked out here.
Graceful or Clumsy Pregnancy
If you feel as though you’re gliding through they day, you’ll have a girl. Stumbling? It’s a boy.
BOY– The mysterious purple bruises all over my legs and arms inform me I’m a giant clutz!
Face Weight Gain
If your face gets fuller, it means you’re having a girl.
BOY– JS says the only things that looks different is my belly. I feel rounder all around, but I’m guessing I’m not very objective.
Sugar and Spice Food Cravings
Craving salt during pregnancy? 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.
GIRL– Chocolate with a side of chocolate, please.
If you’re experiencing pregnant mood-swings, expect a baby girl to arrive soon.
BOY– This is sort of like the weight gain thing. I FEEL more hormonal than I act, I guess, because JS swears that I’ve been pretty even keel throughout. A few meltdowns here and there, but less than a handful in 9 months.
High or Low Pregnant Belly
If you’re carrying the baby low on your stomach, expect a boy. If it’s high, you’re having a girl.
If you’re carrying baby in front, it’s a boy. Is the baby weight spaced all around your middle? It’s a girl.
BOY– All in front, all in the belly.
Dangle a chain with a charm over your palm. If it swings back and forth: boy. In a circle: girl.
GIRL– but it was hard to tell if it was going in circles or back and forth.
Model Your Hands
“Show me your hands.” If you would hold your hands palms up it’s a girl. Down? You’re having a boy.
Get baby advice from a nephew or friend’s little boy. If a toddler boy shows interest in your belly, you’ll have a girl. If he ignores you, it’s a boy.
GIRL – the only time I was around a toddler boy, he pretty much just screamed and cried when I was near him, so I’m kind of guessing on this one..
Guess the baby’s sex by eating garlic. If the smell seeps out of your pores it’s a boy. If there’s no scent it’s a little girl.
BOY– I guess.
Key to Pregnancy
If you pick up a key by the round end, you’re having a boy. If it’s by the long end? A girl.
Even and Odd Numbers
If your age and year of conception are both even or odd, it’s girl. One even, one odd means a boy.
BOY– 30, 2009
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.
BOTH– it’s typically between 140-160, but it changes.
A child tends to be of the same sex as the parent who is less stressed at the time of conception.
BOY– JS is much more mellow than I am in general.
If you dream about having a girl while pregnant, you will wind up having a boy and vice versa.
GIRL– all of my baby dreams (that are about HUMAN babies) have been about boys.
If your right breast is larger than the left while pregnant, you are having a girl. If the left is larger, it’s a baby boy.
Um…Not sure? I feel rather proportionate, thanks for asking.
- GIRL: 8
- BOY: 11
- Unknown: 2
Hey, wuddya know? It worked out! I wonder if I didn’t know the sex if all the answers would be the same?