Gender Predictions, From the Wives’ Tales

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For those who want a little help deciding on their vote, here’s what the wives’ tales have to say about what Baby Spooky Smith is. 🙂 (Note- I got this list off of a random message board online. So, sorry if it’s copied from someone.)

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. Ours started high, in the 160’s, but dropped steadily for a while and is now usually sitting right around 140.

Prediction outcome: Questionable, but mostly 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’m not a good judge, but I feel like I’m carrying very low (and baby is definitely hanging out low based on kicks and things).

Prediction outcome: BOY

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. Honestly, I don’t like this one because it’s too easy to rig.

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 not sure it’s actually worse now, but it sure as heck isn’t any better.

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. What about spicy? That’s what I really want. But overall more sweets than salty.

Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #6: Skin under Left Eye
The eye test is when a “V” or “branches” appear when you pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a “V” or “branches” in the white part, you’re having a girl. This one is super weird.

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #7: Time of Conception
The person that is most aggressive in bed at the time of conception is the opposite of what the baby will be. A- TMI, B- How can I know for sure exactly when conception occurred, and C- I don’t even remember.

Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #8: 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 have fairly large legs to begin with (buying boots that fit my calves is obnoxiously difficult), but so far they’ve stayed the same as best as I can tell.

Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #9: Moodiness (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. I’d say I’ve been having massive mood swings more than anything. Super happy one minute, crying meltdown over nothing the next. So both?

Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #10: 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 #11: 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. I’m not sure how to tell on this one, since Christopher’s not dumb enough to tell me I look less pretty than usual, and I feel more confident and love how I look pregnant, but that doesn’t mean I actually look better.

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #12: 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 actually read that real studies show that dreams are more likely to be right, but we’ll go with the wives’ tale since that’s what this list is.The only dreams I’ve had have been about a boy.

Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #13: 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. Not sure I’m actually any more clumsy than usual, but definitely not graceful.

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #14: 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. Right side gives me heartburn every time!

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #15: 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. So far, no noticable changes.

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #16: 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. I can’t tell if one is bigger than the other. They’re both just huge.

Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #17: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having. Again, I’ve read the actual studies show more like 55% of the time, but I’ve mostly been leaning towards boy.

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #18: 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. Aside from random gagging/heaving at weird smells, I’ve been great.

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #19: Areolae
If your areolae (the part around your nips) have darkened, it’s a boy. If they haven’t, its a girl.This is just a normal part of pregnancy, and not related to gender, but I’ll go with it.

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #20: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy. Initially I wanted meat all the time, now, not so much. So…?

Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

Old Wives Tale #21: 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. Always had a tendency towards cold feet, so no real change.

Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #22: Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy. All. the. time.

Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #23: 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. We can’t come up with a boy name to save our lives!

Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #24: 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. Varies, based on how hydrated I am, just like normal.

Prediction outcome: INCONCLUSIVE

 

Totals-

GIRL- 8

BOY- 10

What do you think? Do you believe the wives’ tales?

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One thought on “Gender Predictions, From the Wives’ Tales

  1. Some of those were EXACTLY what I experienced for each gender. Some….not so much. 🙂 BUT…I’m really thinking a girl. Always have. 🙂

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