Chinese Gender Predictor
This ancient way of finding out the baby's sex is supposedly from a tomb and over 700 years old. I tried understanding how it works, but it seems super complicated. So I tried chart and questions on babycenter.com, momswhothink.com, parents.com and thebump.com all said girl.
Mayan Age and Year Legend
This one works by taking the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.
- Age: 28 - even
- Year: 2012- even
Fetal Heart Rate
This one says if your unborn baby's heart rate is higher, above 140 beats per minute, that means you're carrying a girl. A lower heart rate below 140 bpm means you're having a boy.
- At 8 weeks ultrasound - 153 beats per minute
- At 13 week check up - 140
Morning Sickness in 1st Trimester
If you have bad morning sickness then it's a girl, if you have little to no morning sickness it's a boy.
(I honestly find this one hard to judge because how bad you feel is somewhat subjective.)
I had some nausea but never so bad that I threw up. It mostly was bad at night, and it was difficult to eat. So it doesn’t some too bad to me. However, my mom said she only had morning sickness with my brother (but not with me or my sister).
Prediction: BOY or DRAW
Bad skin Theory
This one says that girls steal your beauty and boys enhance your beauty. My skin acts up on and off and it’s very dry bad, but I have dry skin and the weather doesn’t help. I have to use a moisture intensive mask as face lotion. I also have been drink TONS of water, so it’s not like I’m dehydrated.
Prediction: GIRL or DRAW
If the skin of your hands are dry, it's signs of a boy. If they're nice and soft, it's signs of a girl. My hands were very dry, but it was the middle of winter in Minnesota.
|Am I carrying high, low or too hard to tell?|
Are you carrying high or low?
If the woman is carrying high, it's a girl; if she's carrying low, it's a boy. At 14 weeks, a friend told me she thought I was carrying high, but I wasn't showing much so I think it's a little hard to tell. I'm thinking it's too early to tell... what do you think?
Craving sweet or salty
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you’re having a boy but if you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a girl. One of the only things I feel like I really “craved” was apples, I could eat them 24-7. But I like putting salt on them (is that weird? Probably…) so maybe that makes it less clear on whether it’s sweet or salty? And my mom said she craved the same thing when we was pregnant with me.
Prediction: GIRL or DRAW
When I first got pregnant, I had two dreams that the baby was a girl. One dream I don't remember anymore, and the other I was talking to my sister who was suggesting I should name the baby "Pharmacist" and I said I couldn't because the baby would be a girl - obviously Pharmacist only works for a boy...
More recently, I had a very vivid dream that I had a baby boy, didn't remember the delivery, and that my newborn was about the size of a two year old and looked exactly like my husband. One weird detail about the dream was that the baby had a name tag with "Amos" on it (not a name we are considering) but that the names were some how switched. My baby's name tag was written in fancy script by my mom and said "Gwendelyn" (a girl's name and also not one of our names). When I told my mom, she said that she had been writing out girls names in fancy writing to see how they would look - kinda crazy!
My husband has had two dreams that the baby is a boy, one where he even knew the name. The name in his dream was one I had never heard of, but now we are considering it.