Post # 1
I of course would never say anything and just smile when someone guesses what I am having, but I’m starting to realize that people guess girl when I look like hell. On the days when I’m not sick in the morning and have energy and therefore spend more time gettin ready doing my hair, etc. people are guessing boy. But when I have a rough morning people always guess girl. So basically when someone guesses I am having a girl it’s sort of an insult lol. The nice way of saying “your beauty has been stolen”!
We of course will be thrilled whether it’s a boy or girl! We find out in three weeks!
What did people guess with you? If you know what you are having, were they right?
Post # 3
That’s horrible! I’ve never been pregnant but all my friends who were having boys always had morning sickness…some for 7 months! So they always looked sick, paler, and just plain worn out. I thought I could tell by the way the women were carrying the babies…but 2 women at work (carrying differently) both had boys….I actually have a good record at guessing the sex for some weirdo reason!
Post # 4
@Texasbee- I guess I know when I look good and when I look terrible lol. It’s so funny to see how many myths there are on guessing the sex.
Post # 5
EVERYONE told my sister she was having a boy (they were right) and she did look great while she was pregnant. But she did say, I guess I would be really upset if everyone said it was a girl since that would mean they think I look like crap!
I am always careful about guessing people will have a girl, though, because I wouldn’t want them to think I’m saying they don’t look good 🙂
Post # 6
Most people thought we were having a girl but it was more because they were hoping it was a girl. I am indeed having a girl. I tend to guess what I think people are having based on their personalities and what I can picture them having and I’m usually right. Everyone wanted my Brother-In-Law and SIL to have a girl (pretty much again because everyone wanted a girl) and I said that I thought it was a boy. And now I have a nephew.
Now I’ll be more careful when I guess girl though. I know the myths but it never occurred to me that it might be insulting sometimes (probably because I don’t go by the myths).
Post # 7
@foodnerd81- I know it’s not meant in a mean way at all so I find it pretty funny. But when I popped at 8 weeks everyone started saying boy because I was huge already. LOL so with a boy you’re too big and with a girl your ugly.
@mandb122- My family is really hoping for a boy, we only have girls. So maybe people are just saying girl because that is what they are used to. Who knows. Can’t wait to find out though!
Post # 8
With DS people always guessed boy, with Dirty Delete people always said girl. I don’t think I look any worse for wear this time! Haha
Post # 9
Everyone thought I was having a boy. MY mom, my Mother-In-Law, my friends, EVERYONE! Even I was convinced I was having a boy… my mom even knit a blue sweater and matching blue hat.
Lo and behold, we are having a girl. I was totally shocked, and so was everyone else!
Post # 10
I guess pregnancies full stop! I freaked out my Darling Husband by telling him his cousin was soooo pregnant! She’d been TTC for 5 years and had PCOS. He said no way. 2 months later she announced that she was 3 months gone. I went to visit my best friend and when I hugged her I said to her “Ohhh your boobs are bigger – your pregnant again!” She only did the test one week before.I wonder if I guess about my pregnancy when it finally happens!
I am quite good at guessing sex – but I think I luck out there. I guessed my niece wasa girl, and the sex of the two pregnancies I mentioned.
Post # 11
@Cariad: Haha, you are the “pregnancy whisperer”!! 🙂
I think people guess what they want you to have.
Post # 12
I had everyone guessing it was a girl with my citrus/fruit cravings. I had a feeling deep down that it was a boy because my face is still pretty clear. I anticipated my face going crazy with hormones and it didn’t. I still had pretty bad morning sickness in the first trimester, nothing requiring meds, but enough to make for a bad day. I’m having a boy.