My friend Makenzie suggested I document some old wives’ tales before the big gender reveal. Great idea!
Old Wives Tale: 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.
Heart rate both times was 160. GIRL!
Old Wives Tale: Cravings
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, you are having a girl.
I crave salt. Chips and salsa at all times. BOY!
Old Wives Tale: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.
This was something I was concerned about, but I have had no complaints about my skin. BOY!
Old Wives Tale: Soft or Dry Skin
If you have dry skin, it’s a boy. Soft skin, it’s a girl.
I’ve gone through two giant bottles of lotion for my legs. BOY!
Old Wives Tale: 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.
I always sleep on my left side. BOY!
Old Wives Tale: 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.
John tells me he’s gaining. GIRL!
According to the “old wives’ tales” of gender reveal, I’m having a boy. John says that’s just another reason he thinks it’s a girl. Ha!
Any final gender guesses. As long as our little babe cooperates, we’ll have an answer next week!