Monday, September 15, 2014

Gender Predictions Based on Old Wives Tales

Ugh, sorry for the lack of posts all last week.  I was back East for a work trip and never got down to the business center to write, upload pictures or do anything social media related (other than a few instagram browses).  But I am working on a recap of my week away full of amazing food and pregnancy travel woes, so hopefully I get that out tomorrow. 

In the meantime, I wanted to update you all that we should find out what baby B is today , should it cooperate.  We already know baby A (I think I have the A and B correct but always forget based on position), so fingers crossed we find out today.  And by we, I mean me.  Husband is traveling for work, so he gets a phone call with the news.

About a month or two ago, I was introduced to a new blog, Happily Ever Parker.  And way back before she found out she was having a precious little girl, she did the gender predictions from old wives tales.  I thought it would be fun to do this for myself...even though we are having TWINS.  So we might have one of each or two of the same.

Chinese Birth Calendar
This test predicts the gender based on the Chinese lunar age at the time you got pregnant and the Chinese lunar month which you conceived.

Now I tried this both ways:  First, I entered the date of conception + my age it is says GIRL
Second, with the babies estimated due date + my age it says GIRL

Ring/String Test

Way back when I first found out we were pregnant, we went on our annual trip to Graeagle.  My in-laws wanted to try the string test and needle test.  Tie a string and needle together and hold over your stomach. If the ring swings in circles it's a girl. If it swings back and forth it's a boy.
Results = First it was GIRL for a few seconds and then went to BOY

Morning Sickness

Rumors state that if you suffer from morning sickness, then you are having a girl.
Result = GIRL

Heartbeat Rate

If the heartbeat is over 140 bpm you are having a girl, under 140 it's a boy.

Result = GIRL (158 bpm, 156 bpm)


If your craving are mostly for sweets you're having a little girl. Salty and Sour it's all boy.

Result = BOY/GIRL I want it all!  From pickles and chips to cupcakes and candy.

Adult Acne

If you break out that little girl is stealing your beauty. No breakouts and you have a Mr. (stolen from Happily Ever Parker. Best way to put it).

Result = GIRL I rarely get zits or breakouts and lately I have been breaking out like crazy.  I feel like a teenager except I never experienced this as a teenager.

So what's your vote?  BOY/GIRL  GIRL/GIRL  BOY/BOY    


  1. I can't wait to hear what you're having! I think two girls! :)

    1. We found out yesterday and I can't wait to share it with everyone.

  2. Wives tales are crap. As you know, I was very ill with both boys! You'll hear tons of ridiculous stuff during your pregnancy. I'd do your best to ignore it. Especially ones like "never raise your arms while you're pregnant." WTH? They're antiquated ideas from a time when women were thought of as very fragile beings. We know better now. We kick ass.
    But you're totally having girls. :D

    1. Oh I know they are "crap". I just did it for fun. There are many things that people say not to do and I still do them or eat them. Just be cautious and limit things and you will be fine. I can't wait to reveal this weekend.

  3. This is pretty crazy because most of these seemed to be pretty right!! :)