Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Girl or Boy?

Since we aren't finding out the sex of this baby I constantly have people ask me what I think we are having.

Let me preface this by saying I was SURE Claire was a boy.  To the point that I was buying boy clothes for her.  And we all can see how well my mother's intuition worked!

This time around I honestly don't have a feeling one way or the other.

For fun I decided to see what some of the gender predictors say we are having.

The Chinese chart says we're having a girl.  (This one was right with Claire, and with my sister's new baby)

The baby gender predictor says it's a boy. (Based on parent's birthdays and month of conception)

The Old Wives Tale predictor goes so far as to say we have a 71% chance of having a girl.  (This one asks 15 questions about how high or low the baby is, if you are craving sweets or not, and the baby's heart rate.)

This ----->If you suffer from acre during pregnancy, you will have a girl... is another vote for girl.  But no morning sickness means boy. (I didn't have morning sickness with Claire either though).

And lastly, for my mom, since she says the baby's heartbeat never lies....it is always over 140 which means girl.  

Either way, I know Claire will be a great big sister!


  1. SO FUN! All you know for sure is that you'll find out soon enough, right???

    For what it's worth, I read an actual scholarly study when I was pregnant with Piper- it said that all of those "predictors" had a 50% accuracy rate (surprise, huh? lol). There is ONE thing, though, that seemed to be accurate WAY more frequently- it's what YOUR mom thinks you're having. There must be some kind of soup can and string between Grandma and baby...

    Boy or girl- you'll have a blast!!! :)

  2. Oh, I would go crazy not knowing. I'm such an obnoxious planner. Isn't there an old wives method of telling by putting your wedding ring on a string, holding it over your stomach and seeing which direction the ring swings? Either way, I'm sure Claire will be a great big sister!

  3. There's some weird Jamaican predictor (one of my co-workers while I was pregnant was Jamaican) where you hold a hair over your stomach, and if it moves or curls or something, it's a girl, if it stays straight or doesn't move or something, it's a boy. Can't remember the details, but you'll probably find it if you look it up. At any rate, it was right...LOL

  4. Hmmmm, I am going to guess Boy...but I was wrong with all three of mine, so my guess probably isn't worth much at all :-)

  5. How fun is this! Glad all is going so well! Cannot wait to see boy or girl! Gotta love green! Smiles

  6. In my experience, that Chinese calender has NEVER been wrong. I would bet money on that sucker.

  7. Ooh fun. All of those "predictors" and it seems divided as to boy or girl. I cannot wait to see if Claire will have a little sister or a little brother!

  8. Guessing is the best part!! The Chinese gender charts were dead on for all FIVE of my babies! I think you are having a boy :)

  9. The heartbeat has always been right for my kiddos so I'm going with a girl! Although 140 is so borderline ;)

    Love that pic of Claire, such a beauty!

  10. Another heart rate one (I'm a student midwife and I hear this one a lot) girl hearts apparently sound more like galloping horses and boy hearts sound more like trains lol


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