We didn’t find out the gender of either William or Henry until they were born, so we decided that for Baby #3 we would do the same. In some ways it’s really hard to wait, but believe me when I say that it is so worth it for that ultimate surprise. In our new house we have a bedroom and bathroom that we haven’t yet redone and I’m just waiting to find out what we have before doing anything. I’m about 95% sure we’re having another boy, but on the off chance that it’s a girl, you better believe I’m going to make the nursery and bathroom as girly as can be!
It’s been really fun to research all the old wives tales that predict gender to see what they say we’re having. Here are some of the ones we’ve found, and what they say Baby #3 will be.
PS: You can see what the Old Wives Tales said Henry was going to be, too!
Old Wives Tales to Determine Baby’s Gender
Sweet vs. Salty
I think I am always more of a sweet person – not just during pregnancy. I do like ice cream every night 😉 They say if you’re craving sweets it’s a girl, if you crave salty foods it’s a boy. This is a toss up – but I’ll say GIRL for this one.
This is probably the Old Wives Tale that most agree with. If you suffer from morning sickness, it’s a girl. No morning sickness, it’s a boy. I was very nauseated up until week 14, but I never once got sick. BOY.
Carrying High vs. Low
I’m carrying this baby the exact same way as the boys. BOY.
Emotional vs. Mellow
Overall, I would say mellow. I do have my days when I’m an emotional mess and they seem to be more frequent the further into this pregnancy I get (thank you hormones), but for the most part I’ve been laid back and mellow. BOY.
Heart rates above 140 are girl, anything below is a boy. At my OB appointment on Tuesday, this baby had a heart rate of 130 – the lowest I’ve had during a pregnancy! BOY.
Chinese Birth Chart
This is another Old Wives Tale that people seem to think it pretty valid. It said girl for both the boys and for this baby, too. GIRL.
Pregnancy Glow or Breaking Out
A few zits here and there, but overall a clear complexion. BOY.
They say if you’re feet are cold, expect a boy. My feet are constantly cold this pregnancy. BOY.
Ring on a String
Put your ring on a string and hold above stomach. If it moves in a circle, expect a girl, moves like a pendulum, expect a boy. We did this last week and the string was moving like a pendulum. BOY.
Another theory is that at your earliest sonogram you can ask where the placenta is. Placentas that are on the right means a boy is on the way, on the left expect a girl! When we had our first sono at 8 weeks, she said the placenta was slightly right. BOY.
Out of these ten Old Wives Tales, eight say BOY! Which is what my gut is telling me, too! Did any the Old Wives Tales work for you? Only 11 more weeks until we find out!