Boy or Girl?

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!

38 comments

  1. I'm guessing girl. But I have no basis for it!
    I hope all goes well and baby doesn't hide who he or she is...my great-niece did that, and it drove her parents crazy! :)

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  2. I don't know why I just have felt like its a GIRL for months!!!!!! ;) can't wait, either way. I just can't wait to love on that lil peanut!!!

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  3. Hmmmmm I would have to see you in person to make my best guess. I have guessed the last few pregnant friends all correctly. I am leaning more towards girl for you but I cant wait to find out the real answer!!! How exciting!!!! I hope this weekend goes by quickly for you so you can just find out already :)

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  4. So exciting!! And perfect to schedule it for a Monday - there'll be no end-of-weekend blues this time around :) I'm going girl because all my friends lately are having girls, so there seems to be something in the water...

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  5. I'm going to guess boy. I also just want to say that the heartbeat wives tale was wrong for us, as was the skin/beauty one - I definitely have a little boy but those tests said girl. Hope you're doing well!

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  6. That's so exciting that you're finding out the gender next week! I think that I would be exactly like you, just filled with anticipation! No matter what the gender is, I know that you'll be excited, and both would be so much fun! And even if it's a boy or a girl, I know that they'll both be a Bengals lovers, just like you!

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  7. I'm so excited for you guys - I have 0 clue, but I'd say boy!! But I'm always wrong so it'll probably be girl haha! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. Hmmmm, I'll guess boy! But I'm never right so then it'll be a girl! ;) Either way, so EXCITING!!!!

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  9. I kind of think girl? I have no real basis for this and I'm usually wrong when it comes to these things, but I'm still saying girl! :)

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  10. Ahhh I'm so excited for you guys! I was really hoping you wouldn't make us wait until he/she is born to find out the gender - I'm going to guess GIRL!

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  11. You know, I have no idea! I have a friend who has correctly predicted 8 of his friends' babies genders but for some reason, he couldn't guess his own baby's gender!

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  12. I'll guess girl. Since I'm the oldest in my family, I always want the first-born to be a girl :) Either way, it will be so exciting to know the gender! YAY :)

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  13. My initial guess was boy...and I'm still leaning towards boy for the most part but that Chinese predictor is right more often than wrong so that takes away from my 100% of you having a boy.

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  14. I'm guessing girl! Can't wait to hear :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  15. I'm going to guess a girl!!!! Eeeek can't wait for you guys to find out!!! :)

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  16. What an exciting Monday it'll be. I'm going to guess BOY :) Looking forward to the big reveal.

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  17. I'm guessing boy! And the morning sickness one is wrong .. I got extreme morning sickness with all three of my boys .. But so exciting either way!

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  18. It's a girl. I just know it!!! Eeeeeeeeek! 3 teeny days!

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  19. I keep saying team boy for 2016 BC I know at least 8 ppl pregnant and all but 1 are having boys so I'm going to say one of each ;)

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  20. Can't wait to find out whether you are having a boy or a girl :) Leaning towards a girl myself, but my predictions are usually so off!

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  21. I never guess because I'm terrible at it. Just know that I will be super excited for you either way, but if only for the sake of your wallet I hope you have a boy. BECAUSE HAIRBOWS.

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  22. How exciting! I'm going to say girl! Have a great weekend!

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  23. Ahhhh! So exciting!!!! I can't wait for y'all to find out!

    I'm going to go with girl! :)

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  24. Other than the skin/beauty mine were all the same as yours and I had a girl, which has been tons of fun so far!

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  25. Oh my gosh!! You find out MONDAY?! What?! That is so exciting!!! I can't wait! My whole pregnancy I just felt like I was having a boy...no idea why. You'll be a great mama to a little boy or girl! Yay! So excited for you! (And our date!)

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  26. I say, GIRL, but it's going to be so exciting either way!

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  27. I was going to say boy... but now I'm kind of thinking girl?!?! Ahhh come on MONDAY!!! So excited for you!

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  28. Oooh I really feel like some of these wives tales are good predictors. I've known some people who have been able to guess right because of these supposed "tells." So I'm guessing girl :) either way, exciting and amazing! Can't wait to hear. Have a great weekend!

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  29. You must be so excited; can't wait to hear the final answer!

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  30. So exciting! Can't wait to hear if you're having a little man or a "mini me" of you! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend <3

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  31. I'm saying girl...everyone I know has had boys lately....I'm so excited to hear

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  32. I'm gonna go with girl! Can't wait to hear! So fun! :)

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  33. i love reading these old wives tales and such. i can't wait to find out, today is monday yay!

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