Well, the day has come! I’m 28 weeks and officially in the third trimester. Wow, time is just flying by!
As the day of delivery draws nearer, we find ourselves wondering more and more if Baby Hutcheson #3 is a boy or a girl! We are choosing not to find out, but that doesn’t stop us from looking up all the old wives tales about gender!
I thought it’d be fun to list a few of them and see how I measure up!
Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived. Although it sounds silly, it claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%! And it was right with Isaiah! Mine this time says boy. BOY
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. I’ve definitely been more clumsy this pregnancy, dropping things and running into things like crazy! BOY
Dad’s Weight Gain
If the dad gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy. Hehe, this one makes me laugh. Drew has definitely packed on some pounds! Can someone please tell him that I’m NOT shrinking his pants!?!? GIRL
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. I’ve been so sick this time, thrown up more times than I can count, and still on Zofran at 28 weeks (although not every day now!). GIRL
Yearning for sweet things, especially citrus, means you’re having a girl. On the flip-side, a hankering for salty, sour or protein-rich foods could mean a boy. Definitely craving the sweets this time around. GIRL
Low or High?
If the mother is carrying low or narrow, it’s a boy; high and wide means a girl. Similarly, gaining weight in the hips and thighs means a girl, while extra weight in the front means a boy. Carrying low but not as low as I did with Isaiah. Maybe BOY?
Some swear that if the baby’s heart rate is over 140, it’s a girl. Is the heart rate under 140? It’s a boy according to this old wives’ tale. This baby’s heart rate has always been in the 150-170 range every time I’ve been checked. GIRL
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. Haha, I can’t really answer this one. Inclusive
It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particular baby. Drew and I have firmly decided on our boys name but still haven’t come up with a girls name we feel 100% sure about. BOY
So, it looks like the gender predictions aren’t helping me much but they’re still fun to think about. Can’t wait until Spring when we will find out (and get to meet the sweet babe!).
|And, as a fun comparison, me at 28 weeks with Isaiah!