Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What the wives say

There are dozens of old wives tales predicting whether you're having a boy or a girl. So what do they have to say about our baby?

Are you carrying high or low?
Hmmmm... this is a little tricky since I'm still not showing much. But I think I feel movement higher in my belly. Verdict: Girl

How fast is the heart beat?
At our last appointment, it was about 150 beats per minute. Verdict: Girl

Are you craving salty or sweet?
Although my sweet tooth has returned (finally!), I crave mostly salt. Verdict: Boy

What does the Chinese calendar say?
Mother's age (26) and month (November) at conception. Verdict: Girl

What does the Mayan calendar say?
Mother's age (26) and year (2009) at conception. Verdict: Boy

How's your skin?
Disgusting. I didn't even break out like this when I was a teenager. Verdict: Girl

How does your ring swing?
Tie a string around your wedding ring and hold it in front of your belly. Mine swings in a circle. Verdict: Boy

Any morning sickness?
Absolutely none for me. Verdict: Boy

Well there you have it. Four for girl and four for boy. Guess we'll need modern medicine to figure this one out.


  1. If Mom eats 10+ Chipotle burritos per week on average, do the books say boy or girl? :)

    Just kidding! I say girl!! Definitely girl.

    And regardless, the baby's middle name HAS to be Slichter.

  2. I maintain that your due date seems like a boy. Maybe because I really only know boys with August birthdays.

  3. Because it was so planned out, I think boy. (I planned Mason's, he's a boy. I did not plan Cora's, she's a girl.) I've heard this from others. It is proven that girl sperms live longer in there, so they can fertilize eggs for a longer period of time...hmmm. I guess I don't need details.


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