(Closed) Old Wives' Tales – what did they say for you?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

SadieBee:  Yay! I was so excited the night before my anatomy scan that I could hardly sleep! Lol.

As for the Old Wive’s Tales

Linea Negra: Boy

Chinese Gender Chart: Mostly Girl

Acne: Boy (My skin looks pretty good…like when I’m on BC.)

Morning sickness: Girl

Side you sleep on: Not sure…I sleep on both sides.

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): Not sure. I think my hands are soft.

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): Boy in the beginning.

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): Girl

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): Boy

Necklace Test: Boy

Right/Left Wrist Pulse: Boy

Mother’s intuition: Boy in the beginning. Had a dream the doc told me baby was a boy and then 2 drems when he told me baby was a girl. My husband and mom thought baby was a girl from the very beginning.

SO, I had to see my OB at 18 weeks and he tried to see the sex, but baby’s legs were crossed and baby was in a ball using my placenta as a pillow AND had the nerve to be sticking their tongue out! Lol. A theme since 11 weeks. So cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ Went back to the doc at 19 weeks and Baby G. is a GIRL!! So most of the old wive’s tales said boy, but she is all girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had a boy and here are my results:

Linea Negra (pelvis to belly button = girl, all the way up to your ribs = boy): Boy

Chinese Gender Chart: Boy

Acne (more = girl, less = boy): Boy

Morning sickness (bad = girl, mild or nonexistant = boy): Boy

Side you sleep on (right = girl, left = boy): Boy

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): Boy

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): Boy

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): Girl

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): Boy

Mother’s intuition (do you just have a feeling?): At first it I thought girl but then changed my mind to boy and I was right. 

SadieBee:  Good luck at your appt today!!  Keep us updated. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee

I looked at the Chinese gender chart. I wasn’t 100% of the date of conception. So, the gender chart fell between a boy and a girl.

Surprise! I had twins. 

A boy and a girl.

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper

SadieBee:  I’ve had one of each, and all the old wives tales that I am aware of were correct both times. Your list doesn’t include the big one everyone mentioned to me: If you carry high it’s a girl, if you carry low, it’s a boy. Very true in both my cases. Of the ones you list, here are the ones that also correlated to my experience: worse morning sickness with the girl, her heartrate was higher than my boy’s, and I craved sweets with the girl. I also gained weight all over with the girl and just in the belly with the boy, but I think that’s more because the girl was first and I gained a LOT more with the first. I realized my mistake and was very careful not to gain more than I should with the second. The rest of your list, I don’t remember. I did not have any gut feeling either time.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Linea Negra (pelvis to belly button = girl, all the way up to your ribs = boy): neither….lol…i am 23 weeks and still don’t have that

Chinese Gender Chart: Girl

Acne (more = girl, less = boy): boy

Morning sickness (bad = girl, mild or nonexistant = boy): boy

Side you sleep on (right = girl, left = boy): boy

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): boy

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): girl

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): girl

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): boy

Mother’s intuition (do you just have a feeling?): boy

Most of them said boy and I just had a feeling – I was right ๐Ÿ™‚

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Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

All of those were wrong for me!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Linea Negra (pelvis to belly button = girl, all the way up to your ribs = boy): N/A (don’t have yet!)

Chinese Gender Chart: Girl

Acne (more = girl, less = boy): Eh…in the beginning–girl; but after 12 weeks or so—boy

Morning sickness (bad = girl, mild or nonexistant = boy): Girl

Side you sleep on (right = girl, left = boy): I flip constantly!

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): Girl

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): Have had both pretty equally

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): Girl

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): Boy

Mother’s intuition (do you just have a feeling?): Boy, though I second-guessed it constantly!

I’m currently 21 weeks…found out at 18.5 that we are having a boy! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Also confirmed again yesterday at a follow-up).

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Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Linea Negra (pelvis to belly button = girl, all the way up to your ribs = boy): I don’t have one.. 

Chinese Gender Chart: Boy

Acne (more = girl, less = boy): no acne so boy

Morning sickness (bad = girl, mild or nonexistant = boy): mild – boy

Side you sleep on (right = girl, left = boy): both? 

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): my hands are soft… haha I guess it would mean girl

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): more sweet, girl

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): no idea

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): used to be just in the belly but now it’s spreading everywhere!! 

Mother’s intuition (do you just have a feeling?): my gut said boy but I kept going back and forth

 

21 wk U/S confirmed… BOY! I actually just had another U/S at 35 weeks and I saw his testes and penis again so I think we’re still good ๐Ÿ™‚

I had also done that string with a ring on it thing that you swing over your belly. I had gotten the circle and the swing which in different websites said different things. Some said that the circle meant boy and others said girl so I had no idea, I don’t think that worked either… 

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Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

SadieBee: 

 Linea Negra (pelvis to belly button = girl, all the way up to your ribs = boy): BOY

Chinese Gender Chart: GIRL

Acne (more = girl, less = boy): BOY

Morning sickness (bad = girl, mild or nonexistant = boy): BOY

Side you sleep on (right = girl, left = boy): BOY

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): GIRL

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): hmmm, tart? I craved both….can’t say on this one

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): GIRL

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): BOY

Mother’s intuition (do you just have a feeling?): BOY

And I had a boy! 

Good luck, can’t wait to hear what you’re having! 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t know if this is an old wives’ tale, but has anyone repeatedly dreamt that their baby was one gender? I have had three dreams so far (at almost 13 weeks) in which it was a boy, and have never dreamt that it was a girl. I’ve been told that dreams like this often turn out to be accurate due to mother’s intuition, but needless to say I’m a little skeptical.

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper

SadieBee:  What are you having?  Noticed you posted this 5 hours ago, and you said it was in 5 hours.  Either way I hope she/he is happy and healthy.  My intuition said girl all along, and we now have a beautiful 10 month old daughter.  I still answered even though I haven’t been pregnant in 10 months, just thought it would be fun to answer.

Linea Negra (pelvis to belly button = girl, all the way up to your ribs = boy): boy

Chinese Gender Chart: girl

Acne (more = girl, less = boy): boy

Morning sickness (bad = girl, mild or nonexistant = boy): boy

Side you sleep on (right = girl, left = boy): boy

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): boy

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): boy

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): boy

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): girl

Mother’s intuition (do you just have a feeling?): Girl

 Most of these were boys many people were surprised, his whole family was boys.  We had the first girl.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Linea Negra (pelvis to belly button = girl, all the way up to your ribs = boy): Didn’t get this

Chinese Gender Chart: Girl

Acne (more = girl, less = boy): Boy

Morning sickness (bad = girl, mild or nonexistant = boy): Boy

Side you sleep on (right = girl, left = boy): Girl

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): Girl

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): Girl

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): Girl

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): Boy

Mother’s intuition (do you just have a feeling?): Boy

 

We ended up with a beautiful baby girl!!

 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had a girl and here’s my predictions:

Linea Negra (pelvis to belly button = girl, all the way up to your ribs = boy): Boy, mine was all the way up. In fact, I always had a line but it was just too my belly button before I was pregnant.

Chinese Gender Chart: Boy

Acne (more = girl, less = boy): Boy

Morning sickness (bad = girl, mild or nonexistant = boy): Boy

Side you sleep on (right = girl, left = boy): Boy

Hands (soft = girl, dry = boy): Boy

Cravings (sweet = girl, salty/savory = boy): I didn’t really have cravings!

Baby’s Heartrate (over 140 = girl, under 140 = boy): Girl

Weight gain (spread all over = girl, just in the belly = boy): Boy

Mother’s intuition (do you just have a feeling?): Boy.

Yeah, so they never really worked out for me!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Chinese Gender Chart – Boy

Acne – I had severe painful acne early on in pregnancy but it went away right away so i’d day that makes it a Boy

Side you sleep on – I fall asleep on my right and wake up on my left, sooo… Girl

Hands – Never really noticed my hands

Cravings – Boy

Heart Rate – It was always high… never lover than 160. Girl

Weight Gain – still early so I cant say.

Mothers Intuition – Girl

 

I’m 23 +4 and am expecting a baby Girl!

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