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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thoughts on Thursday :: Boy or Girl?

A few weeks ago at my last doctor's appointment I declined the blood screening that not only tests for abnormalities in the baby, but also tells you the baby's gender.  We opted out of this last time so I did the same this time.  Well, after several of my friends, also due around the same time as us, announced their baby's gender I started to get the itch.  

So yesterday I bit the bullet and did the blood screening, not wanting to wait 7 more weeks at the 20 week mark for the anatomy scan.  We should have the results by our next appointment on May 11 - just in time for my birthday on 5/13!  

Annie {Home of Malones} did this fun gender post with a list of old wives tales on predicting gender.  Her results said girl and she just recently announced that she is having a girl!  
I thought it would be fun to put these to the test on Coffee Bean in preparation for our big news! 
Sleep Position
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.
GIRL - I have been sleeping on my right side almost every night, but this is also how I face my phone and baby monitor so it's nothing new. 
Upset Stomach
Little girls aren’t always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter.
BOY- I have had nausea the entire first trimester, but wouldn't classify it as extreme.  I never used medication for it and it was about the same with Jack.

Soft or Dry Hands
If your hands are dry during pregnancy, you are having a boy; soft—expect a girl.
BOY- My hand are ALWAYS dry so I'm not putting much stock in this one.

Food Cravings
Your favorite pregnancy foods may tell you what sex the baby is. If you’re craving citrus while pregnant, you’re having a girl.
GIRL- I've been craving anything lemon, but also did with Jack so again, not putting too much stock in this one! 

Adult Acne
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl.

BOY- My skin has been doing great lately even though I've been neglecting it! 

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- I'm always clumsy though!

Face Weight Gain
If your face gets fuller, it means you’re having a girl.
GIRL - my face is definitely fuller, however I felt this way with Jack too.

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 - although I crave both, I think my sweet cravings outweigh the salty

Mood Changes
If you’re experiencing pregnant mood-swings, expect a baby girl to arrive soon.
GIRL -I'm constantly up and down with my moods - sorry family!

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.
Too early to tell on this one especially since I'm so short-waisted.  Jack felt high the entire pregnancy last time.   

Baby Weight
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- It's really too early to tell on this one, but if I had to pick it would be more in front.

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.
GIRL - I always naturally turn my hands up.

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.
GIRL - 31 and 2015

Baby’s Heartbeat
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.
Girl- It's been more than 150 each visit

Stress Test
A child tends to be of the same sex as the parent who is less stressed at the time of conception.
BOY- We will always have boys if this rings true!

Dream Meanings
If you dream about having a girl while pregnant, you will wind up having a boy and vice versa.
Haven't had any dreams like this yet.   

My final score:
GIRL = 8
BOY = 6

Everyone that I know certainly HOPES we are having a girl - I guess for that "perfect" family with one of each - which I think is crap.  I think God gives you exactly what you are supposed to have.  

Jason and I honestly do not care.  There are positives to both and we will find out soon enough!  We pretty much already have a boy name locked down (unless Jason changes his mind and gives me River) so that would certainly make things easier.  I'm all over the place on girl names! 

Now it is your turn to weigh in - do you think boy or girl?

I'm linking up today with Annie and Natalie today for Thoughts on Thursday. 

Thoughts for Thursday


  1. This is so fun! I'm so glad you clarified that you didn't just have your anatomy scan...that would mean time is going even faster than I thought it was. Phew! I'm excited to see what you're having! I just did this with my pregnancy with Dutch and they all pointed to boy.....

  2. Hhaha, love the "if you have both perfect family, crap" everyone always asks, so are you done?? I can't decide that, it's up to God people!!

  3. So excited and can't wait to find out!! Does Jack understand any of what's going on? I kind of wish Wyatt had understood more of what was happening.

  4. So fun that you decided to do the blood test!! I couldn't fathom waiting to 20 weeks (I could have waited till 16 if my doctor had offered that) so I'm so excited for you to find out soon, too!!



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