Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pregnancy Wives Tales - Boy or Girl

These are more funny to look at now that I know the gender. People will try to convince you throughout your pregnancy that they can tell what you're having based on certain old wives tales.

Let's see how well these held up for us:

Pregnancy Wives’ Tales
Baby’s heart rate - If baby’s heart rate is 140 or below you are having a boy and if it is over 140 you are having a girl.
Baby J's heart rate has often been over 140.
Myth: FALSE

Carrying high or low - If you are carrying your baby high you are having a girl and if you are carrying your baby low you are having a boy.
I'm carrying this baby very high - hence the horrible heartburn, pain in the ribs and shortness of breath. Minus. But I'm also not having to pee every 5 minutes. Plus.
Myth: FALSE

Watermelon or basketball - If your belly looks like a watermelon you are having a girl and if it looks like a basketball you are having a boy.
I definitely think my belly is rounder than wider.
Myth: TRUE

Morning sickness - If you having really bad morning sickness you are having a girl and if you are not having morning sickness you are having a boy.
Hahahahaha. I was sick as a dog.
Myth: FALSE

Cravings - If you are craving meats and cheese you are having a boy and if you are craving sweets you are having a girl.
Any time I've had a major craving for something, it's been something sweet.
Myth: FALSE

Heartburn - If you are having a lot of heartburn, your baby will have a lot of hair on his head.
Well definitely experiencing the worst heartburn E.V.E.R. (seriously, heartburn that made me want to call the doctor because the sharp stabbing pain in my heart could easily have been confused with a heart attack.
Myth: TBD

So as you can see, the majority of these wives tales did not hold true for us. So for all you mamas-to-be that can't wait to find out the gender, don't think for a second these silly tales will give you any insight.

But it's fun to look into!

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