Old Wives Tales: How to predict your baby’s gender, Boy or Girl

There are so many old wives tales helping you guess the gender of your unborn baby. Before we find out the gender of our baby, I will share with you some of the old wives tales and make a guess as to what I am having!

Old Wives tale #1. If you are carrying high, the baby is a girl. If you are carrying low, the baby is a boy. I am carrying low. According to this old wives tale, baby is a BOY. (I carried low with Bunny, who is a girl.)

Old Wives tale #2. If your baby’s heartbeat is above 140 beats per minute, you are having a girl. If the heartbeat is under 140 beats per minute, you are having a boy. My baby’s heartbeat has been both below and above 140 beats per minute. Inconclusive.

Old Wives tale #3. Acne. A lovely side effect of pregnancy. But only if you are having a girl! If your skin is flawless, you are having a boy. My skin is NOT flawless right now, therefore I am having a GIRL.

Old Wives tale #4. If you are very nauseated, you must be having a girl. If you feel great, this means you are having a boy! Now I am feeling great, but for the first 14 weeks I was very nauseated. GIRL!

Old Wives tale #5. Are you carrying all in front, or all over? All in front means you are having a boy, all over means you are having a girl. I am carrying all in front, I must be having a BOY. (I carried Bunny all in front as well.)

Old Wives tale #6. Are your feet colder or warmer with this pregnancy? If they are warmer, you are having a girl, if they are colder, you are having a boy. My feet are definitely colder, I must be having a BOY.

Old Wives tale #7. Cravings. If you are craving more meat and cheese, the baby is a boy, if you are craving fruit, the baby is a girl. I don’t really crave either of these, this one is undecided for me.

Old Wives tale #8. Has your nose grown at all?! If your nose has grown during this pregnancy, you are having a boy! If your nose is the same as before you got pregnant, you are having a girl! I have not noticed a change in my nose, this means I am having a GIRL.

Old Wives tale #9. If you are graceful during your pregnancy, you are having a girl. If you are clumsy, you are having a boy. I am pretty graceful right now, therefore I am having a GIRL.

Old Wives tale #10. If you prefer to lay on your left side, you are having a boy. If you prefer to lay on your right side, you are having a girl. I am preferring my right side recently, I must be having a GIRL.

Old Wives tale #11. If your urine is bright yellow, you are having a boy. If your urine is dull, you are having a girl. My urine is pretty clear because I drink so much water. Undetermined.

Old Wives tale #12. If you have more headaches during pregnancy, you are having a boy. I have had many headaches this pregnancy, that must mean I am having a BOY.

Old Wives tale #13. If your skin is dry, you are having a boy, if your skin is then you are having a girl. My skin is soft, I must be having a GIRL.

Old Wives tale #14. Is your hair thinner and duller with this pregnancy? If so, you are having a girl. If your hair is soft, silky and full, you are having a boy. My hair is definitely thinner, I must be having a GIRL.

Old Wives tale #15. Does your belly look more like a watermelon or a basketball? If your belly looks like a basketball, you are having a boy. If your belly looks like a watermelon, you are having a girl! I currently look like a basketball, this means I am having a BOY!

Old Wives tale #16. What does the mother think she is having? A study showed that mothers are over 70% accurate when guessing the gender of their baby! I think I am having a BOY. We will see if I am right!

Old Wives tale #17. When thinking about baby names, do you only have a specific boy name or girl name in mind? The gender you have a name for is what you are having. I have one girls name in my mind, must be a GIRL.

Old Wives tale #18. Has your spouse gained weight along side you? If so, baby is a girl! If not, baby is a boy. My Love has not gained any weight, this baby must be a BOY.

Old Wives tale #19. Are you extra moody? If so, you are having a girl. If not, you are having a boy. I am extra moody.  🙂 Must be a GIRL!

Old Wives tale #20. This is more of a “new” wives tale. Look at your 6-8 week transvaginal ultrasound. If the placenta is on the right, baby is a boy. If the placenta is on the left, baby is a girl! My ultrasound shows baby is on the right. I am having a BOY.

 

Total Boy Predictions: 8

Total Girl Predictions: 9

Total Inconclusive Predictions: 3

 

According to all these old wives tales, I am having a GIRL! We will find out soon if this is accurate! Either way, it is fun to guess 🙂

What do you think?