Friday, February 21, 2014

Gender Prediction: Fact Or Fiction!?

As soon as us women find out we are pregnant, the impatience begins.  What am I having? What will he or she look like?  What color eyes will the baby have? What should we name him or her? What will the nursery look like? Can we go shop for baby clothes! I had all of these questions and was too impatient to wait until week 20 to find out the baby’s gender!  Though nothing is 100% until there is a birthday, it is so fun to do some in home gender prediction for you and your partner to pass the time until you have the anatomy ultrasound and can whip out the pink or blue.  There is a 50/50 chance for all those old wives’ tales, but if you are anything like me, the waiting is too much!  I did so much research on all the myths and old wives’ tales that could possibly give me a hint as to what my husband and I would be expecting.  It is fun to try them all out and see how they compare when you finally do find out!  I must be honest, according to all but one of these gender predictors, I would have had a girl, but my baby boy was born on October 30.  Here are some of the gender predictors a few of my girlfriends and I tried out when we were expecting.  Try them out with your partner! Let me know how it goes!
Linea Nigra
Some women get something called the Linea Nigra, which is a dark line that goes from you belly button to your pubic bone.  It is said that if your line reaches towards your ribcage from your pubic bone then you may be having a boy.  If it reaches from belly button to pubic bone, you may be expecting a girl.
If you have heartburn, some say you will be likely to have a baby with a full head of hair, and it is more likely to be a girl.
Fast Or Slow
Some say that if your baby’s heart rate is greater than 140 you can hope for a girl and if it is less than 140 you can hope for a boy.
High Or Low
If your baby bump is low, then you are more likely to be having a boy. If your baby bump is high, then you are more likely to be having a girl.
Looking Good?
How is your hair looking? Dull and thin? Then you could be having a girl.  Is it thicker and vivacious? You could be expecting a boy.  How is your skin? Feeling like you are back in middle school with a face full of zits?  Could be a girl!  Glowing? Never looked better?  Could be a boy! It is said that girl babies suck your beauty out and take it for themselves. HMMM?
Sick Morning, Noon and night?
Hope for a girl if you can’t stop hacking.  According to myth, women who don’t get morning sickness are having a boy. There is a slight truth to this because women who are pregnant with girls seem to produce more Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone Hcg, which is a factor in pregnancy nausea.  Although, my pregnancy experience goes against this 100%.  I had hyperemisis, sick more than morning, noon and night, and I had a baby boy.

Sweet or Salty?
If you’re craving sweets and sugars, hope for a girl!  Salty predicts boy!
Swing the ring!
Get a ring or a needle, thread it about 6 inches long.  Tap it between the index and thumb of your left hand and hold it over the palm of your hand.  It is said to predict the gender by go in a circle or a line.  If the ring or needle start to circle over your palm, this is predicting a girl, if it swings back and forth in a straight line, it is predicting a boy!  I find it is best to have someone else hold the threaded item so that you are not subconsciously making it go in the direction that favors one gender over the other.  You can also hold this threaded ring or needle over your bump and see what way it swings!
Has hubby gained some weight?
If you find your partner has gained your pregnancy weight, it could be a baby girl!
how’s the nose?
If you feel like your nose has decided to take up most of your face, hope for a baby boy.  If you feel that your whole face has altered, hope for a baby girl!
It SEEMS that women who are carrying boys get more headaches than those who are pregnant with girls. Hope for a boy!
grab the key!
If you pick up a key by its long end then this says baby boy is on his way.  If you get it by the short end then this says a girl is coming. 
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