Are you showing? Absolutely.
Gender: We’ll find out in exactly two weeks! Drew and Aiden want a girl, I would like a girl since we obviously already have a boy, but I’ll be happy with healthy!
Total weight gain: Sitting right at even after a week of vacation-eating! I’ll take it. I was +10 or 15 by this point with Aiden.
Maternity clothes: Oh yes. I’ve done the hair tie trick a few times though. No shame.
Stretch marks: Just the pre-existing ones. But my lower belly is starting to get itchy. Coconut oil, for the win!
Sleeping: So-so. But tired alllllll the time.
Food Cravings: MILK.
Anything making you sick or queasy? Mostly gone! (Knock on wood.)
Miss Anything? Energy, Sleep, Wine, and Sushi.
Movement: More frequent flutters and wiggles!
Labor signs: Nope!
Symptoms: Light stretching/cramps, pure exhaustion, slight nausea, soooooo emotional, and the acne of a teenager. Oh, and heartburn has arrived with a vengeance.
Belly Button in or out: Still in, but weird and bumpy-ish. I don’t think it’ll hold on very long this time around.
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody: Happy for the most part! But also emotional.
Best moments this week: Feeling flutters more often!
Looking forward to: That second trimester burst of energy. It can come any day now. Really… any time would be great….?
Decided to go through a list of old wive’s tales for gender predictions and share my results! Check it out, as well as my bump picture and leave your guess in my poll! 🙂
Old Wives Tale #1: Heart Rate
If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. (First time we heard the babies heartbeat it was at 170+ bpm) Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #2: Shape of Belly
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl. If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it’s a boy. (I seem to definitely be all around round this time.) Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #3: Ring Test
Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly. You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth and it’s a boy if it swings in a circle. (I think this test is cheating..I got a different one each try.) Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE
Old Wives Tale #4: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones. (I’m breaking out like a teenager.) Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #5: Cravings
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl. (definitely been eating the sweeter things: lemonade, OJ, raspberries etc but also the salty things: FRENCH FRIES.) Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE
Old Wives Tale #6: Legs
If your legs get really big, you’re having a boy. If your legs stay in shape and lean, it’s a girl. I think it’s too early for me to tell on this one. (Well, as far as I know I’m only gaining in the torso, legs seem to be the same) Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #7: Moodiness and a Little Pecker (this one is odd, but funny)
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have another extra girl hormones in you. Your pregnancy will make you smile and be more happy if you are having a boy because there’s a little penis inside you. (Well… I’m just gonna give my prediction as I’m sure most of you know how I’m feeling these days..) Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #8: Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived. Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #9: Mom’s Beauty
Basically you are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy. It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty. If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, a little boy it is. (well… my Husband keeps saying I look beautiful…but I think he has to. Lol. But he’s not the only one. I guess I look okay. Except the acne.) Prediction outcome: BOY
Old Wives Tale #10: Dream of Sex of Baby
If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. Dreams show the opposite of what you are having. (I’ve been having dreams of twin girls…Lord help me.) Prediction outcome: TWIN BOYS
Old Wives Tale #11: Clumsy vs. Graceful
If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy. (I’m pretty clumsy usually, but feel a little more balanced lately. Maybe I’m just more careful?) Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #12: Side You Most Rest On
If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy. If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl. Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #13: Dad’s Weight Gain
If the dad-to-be gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy. (Unless you count the vacation we both gained a few pounds on… 😉 ) Prediction outcome: BOY
Old Wives Tale #14: Breast Test
If a pregnant woman’s left breast is larger than the right breast, she’s having a girl. If the right breast is larger, it’s a boy. (My right lady has always been bigger.. it’s a problem.) Prediction outcome: BOY
Old Wives Tale #15: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having. (I really don’t know this time. I have a gut feeling, but I’m conflicted about whether it’s my actual gut feeling or what I want… So, I’m going to wait to share this one! 🙂 ) Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE
Old Wives Tale #16: Morning Sickness
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl. (I think we all know my answer to this one.) Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #17: Areolae
If your areolae (the part around your nips) have darkened, it’s a boy. If they haven’t, its a girl. Prediction outcome: BOY
Old Wives Tale #18: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy. (LOVE cheese, not a huge fan of meat though.) Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE
Old Wives Tale #19: Feet
Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant? If so, you just might be having a boy. If your feet have stayed the same before pregnancy and during, you’re having a little girl. Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #20: Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy. Prediction outcome: GIRL
Old Wives Tale #21: Baby Names
It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby. (Drew and I can only solidly agree on our boy’s name, we’re still back and forth about the girl name. Although, I think we’ve finally made a decision on that one too.) Prediction outcome: BOY
Old Wives Tale #22: Urine
What color is your pee? If it is bright yellow, you will have a little boy. If your urine is a dull yellow, plan on a girl. Prediction outcome: GIRL
GIRL: 12 BOY: 6 INCONCLUSIVE: 4
So, what do you think we’re having? Boy or girl? Take the poll! 🙂