Our anatomy ultrasound is coming up in three days! If Baby Lackey cooperates, we should be able to know if he is a he or she is a she. Just for fun, I thought I'd test out some of the traditional old wives' tales to see what they predict. (Disclaimer - no, I don't believe the wives' tales - it was just a fun way to waste an hour or so - ha ha)
Mayans: The Mayans determined the sex of the baby by taking the mother’s age at conception, and the year of conception. If both are even or both are odd… it’s a girl. If one is even and one is odd… it’s a boy. I was 32 and it was 2011.
Nausea: The old wives tale is that a girl will make you more nauseous. I was pretty consistently sick every morning and every evening.
Heart Rate: The old wives tales is if the heart rate is above 140, it’s a girl. If it’s below 140, it’s a boy. The heart rate has consistently been at the top of the scale.
Cravings: The old wives tale is that if you crave sweets, it’s a girl. If you crave sour, it’s a boy. I have literally had zero cravings. In fact, I've had aversions to foods I typically LOVE, particularly sweets. So, since sweets were off my radar, I'm guessing...
Husband’s Weight Gain: The old wives tale is that if your husband puts on weight during the pregnancy, it will be a girl. James has pretty much maintained.
Acne: The old wives tale is that a girl will cause acne because she is doubling your hormones. On a good day, I usually have a zit, but my face has been strangely clear during pregnancy.
Clumsiness: The old wives tales is that if you are clumsier than before, it’s a boy. If you are as graceful as ever, it’s a girl. I am not nicknamed "Grace" for a reason, I have come close to tripping and falling several times, but only actually fell once - it was quite embarassing.
The "Girls": The old wives tale is that if your chest grow a lot, it’s a girl. I'll spare you the details...
Sleep: The old wives tale is that if you prefer to sleep on your right side, it’s a boy. If you prefer to sleep on your left side, it’s a girl. When not pregnant, I am a belly-sleeper but as of late I've been a left-sider all the way.
Hands: The old wives tale is that if you have softer hands, it’s a girl. Rougher hands, it’s a boy. My hands are always rough.
High or Low: The old wives tale is that if you feel heaviness down low, it’s a boy. If you feel pressure up higher, it’s a girl. I've felt lower pressure since day one.
The verdict here? Pretty split.
BOY = 7
GIRL = 5
So what's your guess?
Will it be a Baby Girl Lackey or a Baby Boy Lackey?
January 10th will tell the tale :)