Thursday, January 17, 2013

Old Wives' Tales

With Baby Cook making his or her debut any day now, I thought it would be fun to analyze a list of old wives' tales to see if we can predict if we're going to have a baby boy or a baby girl!

If your legs get really big, you're having a boy.
If they stay in shape and lean, you're having a girl.
Jen's legs have stayed in great shape!

If you're really moody, you're having a girl because of all the extra hormones.
Don't tell Jen, but I think she's less moody now...

If you eat the ends of bread, it's a boy.
If you only eat the middle of the loaf, it's a girl.
We only eat the ends if we're out of bread.

Chinese Gender Chart
Based on the Chinese Gender Chart, we're having a...

If your beauty disappears during pregnancy, you're having a girl.
Her beauty definitely hasn't disappeared!

If you're graceful during pregnancy, you're having a girl.
If you're clumsy, you're having a boy.
She's definitely not clumsy.

Side You Most Rest On
If you prefer to lay on your left side, you're having a boy.
If you prefer your right side, you're having a girl.
Neither side wins this one -- they're both uncomfortable.

Dad's Weight Gain
If the dad-to-be gains weight, it's a girl.
I'm sure it's just from the holidays, but I've definitely gained weight.

Mother's Intuition
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having.
She's thought boy from the beginning, but that could be because that's all she knows.

"Morning" Sickness
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it's a boy.
Oh yeah, she had lots of morning sickness.

Baby's Heart Rate
If the baby's heart rate is above 140bpm, it's a girl.
Under 140 means it's a boy.
Baby's heart rate has been above 140 except for one visit, where it was 134bpm.

If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you're having a girl.
If you're carrying low, with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it's a boy.
We've heard both on this one.

Mayan Tale
The Mayan Tale says to add the mother's age at conception with the year at conception. If the result is an even number, you're having a girl. If the result is odd, you're having a boy.

If you crave salty foods, you're having a boy.
Sweet cravings mean you're having a girl.
She always craves something sweet, followed by something savory,
so that doesn't really tell us much.

Veins in Your Left Eye
If you pull down your bottom left eye lid, and the veins in your eye form a "V", you're having a boy. If you have the "V" in your right eye, you're having a girl.
Sure enough, the veins in her left eye form a "V".

So based on this, we're going to be having a Girl!
(7 point to girl, 4 point to boy, and 3 could be either)

Of course, I'll be happy either way. I just thought it would be fun and interesting to see how many of these are true.

Are there any others that I missed?

1 comment:

    This is the most extensive list of predictors I've ever seen. Now I'm curious what the results would be for me!


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