Is it a Boy or a Girl?
I have exactly two weeks left until the big ultrasound. TWO FREAKIN’ WEEKS! Do you KNOW how long that it? It feels as though I’m waiting for an entire lifetime to pass!
Grrrr . . . .I could find out earlier at a private gender scan but SOMEONE (aka “The Hubby“) wants to wait for the one that our insurance will cover.
To help pass the time and see what others think, I’m starting a simple poll, which ANYONE can answer!
And, to help give everyone a chance at an informed guess, I’m going to address some of the typical “Old Wives’ Tales” regarding gender predictions.
The Morning Sickness Issue: I did NOT have any real morning sickness. There were a few days here and there when I felt a little queasy, but that was it!
The Heart Rate Issue: At every appointment, the baby’s heart rate has always been between 150 and 165.
The Carrying Low Issue: You be the judge:
The Food Craving Issue: I haven’t had any consistent cravings. Sometimes, I only want protein based foods (ex: hamburgers), sometimes I want Pringles and salted almonds, sometimes I want dill pickles, and sometimes I want SUGAR, SUGAR, SUGAR and more SUGAR!
The Skin Condition Issue: My skin has been just as it was prior to pregnancy. Occasionally, I’ll have a bit o’ acne here or there but nothing out of the ordinary. I’ve had some people comment that I have the “pregnant glow,” but I don’t know how much I believe that.
The Headache Issue: YES, I get headaches . . . migraines, actually. They started around the 2nd trimester.
The Nose Spreading Issue: My nose has not spread or gotten bigger.
The Lunar Phase Issue: According to my Grandmother-in-law, whether or not the moon is set to increase or decrease at the time of delivery will determine the gender. Increase = girl. Decrease = boy.
According to the lunar calendar, the moon will be on the increase around the first of September.
The Fish Hook Issue: THIS was a new one for me, but is one used by naturopaths. If a pregnant woman looks up and the whites of her eyes (below the iris) are examined, the blood vessels will reveal the baby’s gender. If there is a fish-hook shaped blood vessel in the left eye, the baby is a boy. If this fish-hook shaped blood vessel is found in the right eye, the baby is a boy. IF fish hooks are found in both eyes (and the pregnancy is a singleton), then girl overrides.
I have a single fish-hook and it is in my left eye.
I think that’s about it — although, if you know of other “predictors” that I have not covered, let me know and I’ll address them.
You can find the poll at the top of my sidebar. It will be active from now till April 15th, at which time I’ll reveal the results of the 14th’s ULTRASOUND!!!!!!