At a good number of my newborn sessions, one of the parents will make a comment like, “Oh my gosh, you must have so much patience to work with newborns like this!” And I always smile and nod, because when I’m working with tiny little people that have the softest skin and the cutest grunts and the most adorable chub I am a patient person. But in any other area of my life? Not so much. I consistently drive 5 miles over the speed limit. I get annoyed when I have to wait too long in line. You know, things like that. My husband is the complete opposite of me in this regard and sometimes he drives me batty…I mean, is it REALLY necessary to cut your hair an hour before church starts? I think not. (kidding, babe! Well…kind of!) When it comes to finding out if we’re having a boy or a girl, I lose every ounce of patience I have. If I could pee on something the second I know I’m pregnant and have it tell me if I’m having a boy or a girl, I’d pay enormous amounts of money for it. And then my ever-so-patient husband would likely kill me 😉
Next week, we get to find out if the little peanut above is a boy or a girl. And ohmygosh, I can.not.wait. We’ve had all kinds of guesses and I’d say about 90% of those guesses settle on girl. I really don’t care what we have as long as our sweet little baby is healthy! The idea of having a daughter is pretty amazing – knowing that someday I could have the same kind of relationship with her that I have with my mom makes me so excited. And all the pink, lace, and ruffles that are overwhelmingly cute make the idea of having a girl even a little sweeter…but then the idea of having a boy that loves his mama like my first boy does makes my heart melt. Knowing that the baby in my tummy could quite possibly be Will’s best man in his wedding some day makes me tear up. So either way it swings, I’m going to be deliriously happy.
But I am curious to know what you guys think! Here’s how the wives tales add up:
Heartbeat Myth: If the baby’s heartbeat is greater than 140, it is a girl. 140 or lower is a boy.
Verdict: Girl. I have a doppler at home and baby’s heartbeat is consistently in the 150s-160s.
Morning Sickness Myth: If you’re really sick, you’re having a girl. If you’re not, you’re having a boy.
Verdict: Girl. I’m still sick a couple times a week, yuck! I had absolutely no morning sickness with Will, not even nausea.
Sweet & Sour Myth: If you crave sweet, it’s a girl. Salty, a boy.
Verdict: Unsure. Until just a few weeks ago, food in and of itself was a pretty big turnoff. At times pickles tasted great (and not so great later, if you know what I mean) and other times ice cream has been a big hit.
Chinese Gender Chart: Uses month of conception and age at conception to predict gender.
Verdict: Boy. The Chinese Gender Chart has failed me before though, predicting Will was a girl!
Baking Soda Myth: If the baking soda foams up after peeing on it, it’s a boy. If not, it’s a girl.
Clear Skin Myth: If you’re breaking out a lot, you’re having a girl. If not, you’re having a boy.
Verdict: Boy. Although I broke out like crazy with Will and he’s 100% boy!
Sibling Myth: Says that children have a special intuition when it comes to pregnancies and know if the baby is a boy or girl.
Verdict: Girl. In fact, Will has been adamant from the second he knew about his sibling that it was a girl. He will not even entertain the thought of the baby being a boy. We actually didn’t tell him I was pregnant either; he told us that God told him mommy had a baby sister in her tummy. So, um, yeah. Do what you will with that information. We think he’s a pretty special kid 🙂
So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! I’ll be sure to update you all next Wednesday with the news!