Thursday, November 21, 2013

What is Baby D?

On Saturday, we go in for our 20 week (19w2d) ultrasound. This ultrasound is mainly done for measurement purposes but we are most excited about finding out the sex of this little baby! This appointment was made way back the first week of September and at the time, November 23 seemed like a LIFETIME away. And here we are, just two days away. I can't believe it! I honestly don't know how people wait an entire 40 weeks to find out what they are having. The anticipation has been building the last couple of weeks and I find myself thinking about it all too often, as if I can figure it out just based on my thoughts.

Over the past few weeks, I've been testing out some of those gender/sex predictors online. The old wives tales and charts that make you do silly things to determine if you are having a boy or a girl. Here are the results!

Chinese Birth Calendar Chart:
I used 5 online charts. Three said girl and two said boy. One of the charts that predicted boy was using my chinese lunar age and not my traditional age. One point to Team Pink.

Mayans:
The Mayan prediction is that if the mother's age at conception and the year of conception are both odd, the baby is a girl.  I was 33 and the year was 2013. One point to Team Pink.

Nausea:
More nausea=girl
No nausea=boy
One point to Team Pink.

Heart Rate:
Above 140: girl
Below 140: boy
I've asked both times that I've had doctors appointments and it has varied. The last reading on my home doppler was 145 but the last reading on the doctor's (better) doppler was 138. I'm calling this one a draw.

Acne:
More acne=girl
Less acne=boy
For the first time in my life, my skin has been well behaved, at least up to this point.
One point Team Blue.

Clumsiness:
More clumsy=boy
Less/same=girl
I don't notice that I'm tripping or banging into walls so...
One Point Team Pink.

Boob size:
Funny story: The first time I went into a maternity store was at about 14 weeks and the sales associate was explaining everything available in the store. She started talking about bras and when she guessed my cup size as a "D", I corrected her and said "C." She replied, "You're a D." LOL.
Bigger Boobs=girl
Same size=boy
I'm not completely out of my bras yet but I probably should be!
One point Team Pink.

Baking Soda Test:
This is kind of gross so I apologize in advance. You put a bit of baking soda in the bottom of a cup and pee in the cup. If the baking soda fizzles like soda, the prediction is boy. If it stays flat, girl
I did this last night and the result was...
One point Team Blue. 

Final result:
Team PINK: 5
Team BLUE: 2

I can't wait to share the news with all of you and see if these silly "predictors" are right or wrong!

1 comment:

AngieM. said...

i am SO glad you are guys not being a jerks and not finding out the sex of the baby ;)

also, i'm going to go with Team Pink..but i'm usually wrong with the guesses.

However, i remember my morning sickness was horrendous and i got a girl at the end of it.