This Wednesday, Billy and l find out the sex of our baby. It’s quite possibly the most anticipated milestone of pregnancy, next to the first ultrasound. Needless to say, we’re really excited to go and find out whether we’re welcoming a little boy or a little girl into our family.
Everyone asks me “what do you think you’re having?,” and I really have no clue. Billy thinks it’s a girl. My doctor also votes girl. (Of course, she hasn’t seen anything to give her proof yet.) A girlfriend previously voted boy, but is not so sure now. So just for fun, I thought I’d check out 10 of the most popular Old Wives Tales to see what the fates have in store.
- How are you carrying? Low (boy)
- What do you crave? Sweet (girl)
- Baby’s heart rate is: Above 140 beats per minute (girl)
- Your feet are colder/not colder than before? Colder (boy)
- Is your skin dry or soft? Dry (boy)
- Is your hair thinner and dull or full-bodied and glossy? Full-bodied and glossy (boy)
- Add your age at time of conception with the number of the month you conceived. Is your answer odd or even? Odd (girl)
- Did you experience morning sickness? Yes (girl)
- Do you experience acne while pregnant? Yes (girl). It’s said that “girls steal your beauty,” which I think is a rude thing to say!
- Do you sleep on your right side or left side? Right side (girl)
According to this, we’re having a girl! It will be really fun to see if the predictions align with reality. I’m excited to get down to business on names. We really haven’t stumbled across any name we’re in love with yet, so we have some work to do. If it’s a girl, we definitely have a middle name, but that’s it.
Some new symptoms I’ve been experiencing include: round ligament pain (can be sharp/stabbing in the abdomen or dull/achy); an intense, three-day migraine that lasted from Sunday through Tuesday last week; and, most excitingly, feeling the baby move! When I’m sitting still and I’m relaxed, I can sometimes feel a little nudge from the inside. It doesn’t feel like butterflies, the way people told me. It’s more like a teeny-tiny elbow is nudging me, as if to say hello. So cool!