In less than a week, we will (hopefully) know if the peanut is a he or a she! I cannot wait…I usually am a pretty patient person. Heck, I can deal with sixth graders who throw binders and pencils at me and still be patient 😉 But ever since I found out I was pregnant, I’ve wanted to know if our baby was a boy or a girl. I hate saying “it” all the time. And I want “it” to have a name! So I’ve been counting down the days until November 7th and hoping and praying that the peanut will be cooperative.
Greg and I both think that “it” is actually a he…although the poll says otherwise! No reason why, really…it’s just something I’ve thought since the beginning! I’ve played around with some Old Wives Tales just for fun…There is a Chinese Gender Predictor calendar…according to that we are having a girl. Another one says that if you prefer sleeping on your right side at night (I do), then you’re having a boy. I’ve totally craved salty foods my entire pregnancy…I was pretty turned off by sweets in my first trimester, and if you know me well at all, you know that that is weird! I love my ice cream! According to the wives tale, craving salty foods means you’re having a boy. Lately though, I’ve been craving grapefruit. Wives tale says that craving citrus fruits means you’re having a girl. One last tale says that if the heartbeat is above 140 you’re having a girl; if it’s below 140, you’re having a boy. The baby’s heartbeat was 150 at the first appointment and in the upper-140s at the second. So if we go by that, “it” should be a she! It’ll be very interesting to see which tales proved true for us 🙂
If forgetfulness was a predictor of gender, we’d know for sure by now. Yesterday marked the THIRD time in THREE weeks that I’ve locked my keys in my car! Poor Greg had to drive them to me at school before he went to work so I could get my stuff out of my car. How do you lock your keys in your car with all your things in it too, you ask? Well, it’s easy. I left all my bags in the passenger seat, planning to go around to open the door and get them out that way. I put my keys in my purse and set my purse on the seat too. Then I pressed the unlock button on the door…however, for some reason, that didn’t unlock all my doors. Perhaps I pressed the wrong direction? Anyway, I walked around to the other side and the door was locked…Needless to say, the driver’s side door was shut and locked too. I think I need to start wearing a car key on a necklace or something!
I’ve been battling a nasty cold all week long. And it wouldn’t be half as bad if I could take something (anything!) that would drain everything out of my head. But I can’t…so instead I’ve been complaining and sniffling and coughing and complaining some more. I even had to stay home on Thursday from school. I was feeling a little bit better yesterday, but after a late Halloween night, it’s back in full force 🙁
Here is a tummy picture from last week. It was taken at exactly 18 weeks. Sorry for the awkwardness of the picture…I was trying to hold the black shirt out of the way so you could actually see how big the peanut is getting! I’ll have to take another (better one) this week.