Happy Friday everyone!! Since I had off on Monday the week absolutely flew by, which was nice. Off-season projects just don't do it for me right now. It's an adjustment period at work but I did have my annual review this week that went well and I got a small raise, so cheers to that!
This coming Monday will probably be one of my favorite Monday's of all time. Jared and I get to find out if we're having a boy or girl!!! ACK! This date has been on the calendar for weeks and weeks so the fact that it's finally here is causing me to lose my mind. We are so excited to find out what this little one is. So many people ask me what I think we're having and I honestly don't know. I can picture us with both and the only dream I've had about the baby didn't tell me anything about the gender. (Although, said dream was SUPER weird and that might be a post for a later date.)
I figured I'd let you all weigh in and make your final guesses. Let's look at the silly ole' wives tales everyone talks about and see where I fit in, shall we?
Chinese Gender Chart
According to this chart, it'll be a GIRL!
The Mayans/Even & Odd - BOY
If your age and year of conception are both even or odd, it's a girl. One of each means a boy.
Heartbeat - GIRL
If the heartbeat is over 140+ beats per minute, that points to girl. 140 or less means boy. My baby's heart rate has been in the high 150s each time so far!
Skin/Beauty - GIRL
If you're breaking out a lot, expect a little girl as they say she's "stealing your beauty." The first trimester I broke out a lot, yuck! My face has calmed down since then but I'd still say this points to a girl.
Morning Sickness - BOY
Sickness tends to mean it's a girl, but little to none means boy. I feel super fortunate that I haven't had any. Sure, I didn't always feel awesome that first trimester but it definitely was nothing extreme or crazy.
Cravings - GIRL
Salty stuff means boy, sweets equal girl. I haven't had any strong cravings but I definitely lean sweet more than salty. Typically my favorite snack has always been pretzels but I've had no interest in eating those and more interest in loading up on fruit.
Mood Swings - BOY
If you're experiencing lots of mood swings it's a girl. I asked Jared to confirm on this one and he says no mood swings (for the most part!) He actually commented how he was glad that I haven't "acted too crazy so far" Aww- thanks, J! ;)
A few other wives tales I didn't feel like I could give a solid answer for. One is based on the way your belly looks/you're carrying but honestly I am just barely showing so I can't say high/low or whatever else. Same with the side you like to sleep on being an indicator. I'm pretty much a wild sleeper these days and change positions 100 times so no go there.
Finally tally is 4 for girl and 3 for boy. Obviously these are all just for fun, but make your guess! ;) After we tell our family next week I'll be able to shout it from the rooftops!