Thursday, February 23, 2012

Boys? Girls? One of Each?

We find out the sex of the babies in 5 days!!!! I am so excited I can't stand it. Before we find out, I thought it would be fun to guess based on old wives' tales. 

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. 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.  Prediction outcome: NOT SURE (VOTE FOR BOTH)

Old Wives Tale #3: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones. Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #4: 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. Prediction outcome: BOTH

Old Wives Tale #5: 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.  Prediction outcome: BOY

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. 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. Prediction outcome: BOY

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.  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.  Prediction outcome: GIRL

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. Prediction outcome: BOY

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: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having. Prediction outcome: GIRL 

Old Wives Tale #14: 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. Prediction outcome: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #15: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy. Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #16: 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 #17: Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy. Prediction outcome: BOY

Old Wives Tale #18: 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. Prediction outcome: BOTH

Old Wives Tale #19: 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


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Week 16

Size of Baby: At my 16 week appointment, Baby A weighed 5 ounces, and Baby B weighed 6 ounces
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Down 17 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I think I may have an obsession - I want to buy, buy, buy even though I have plenty.
Gender: They tried to find out at the doctor, but they couldn't see anything. This has me leaning towards girls, as I have heard boys can typically be identified earlier. We will find out on the 28th.
Movement: Still waiting
Sleep: Interrupted this week by major hip pains - ow, ow, ow!
What I miss: Lenny's Sub Shop sandwiches
What I am looking forward to: Decorating the nursery
Cravings/Aversions: Cheese & mustard sandwiches, which Marty finds so gross.
Symptoms: Feeling pretty good aside from the random bursts of growing pains, some have caused tears.
Best Moment This Week: Finding out my subchorionic has decreased in size, thanks to bedrest!
Weekly Wisdom: I got nothin'. =)