I read the following in one of my many pregnancy books, where they were just presented as "so they say." Of course, I am curious to hear if there is any truth to any of it. Fellow moms out there, feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you would say any of these things are right on, or if they are just old wives’ tales!
It's a boy if...
- When you add your age at the time of conception and the number of the month you conceived, the sum is an even number.
- The dad-to-be is packing on the sympathy weight.
- You skipped morning sickness in early pregnancy.
- Headaches are a regular occurrence.
- You’ve never looked better!
- You look like you’ve stuffed a basketball under your shirt.
- Your nose is getting wider.
- Your leg hairs are growing like weeds!
- Your areolas get a serious suntan without sun exposure.
- Your pee is Easter-egg yellow.
- You crave salty or sour foods or proteins.
- Your baby’s heart rate doesn’t exceed 140 beats per minute.
- Your tootsies are chillier than usual.
- Your hands are as dry as the desert.
- Your bump rides low.
- A ring swings back and forth when dangled from a string over your belly.
It's a girl if...
- When you add your age at the time of conception and the number of the month you conceived, the sum is an odd number.
- Your age when you conceived and the year that you conceived are both even or both odd numbers.
- Your junk is in the trunk and your hips rather than your tummy area.
- You got intimate with morning sickness during the first trimester.
- PMS is nothing compared to your pregnancy moods.
- Pregnancy doesn’t become you.
- You look like you stuffed a watermelon under your shirt.
- You look like you got a boob job.
- Your left breast could beat your right if both were in a wet tee-shirt contest where size mattered.
- Your hair turned slightly redhead.
- Your pee is a dull yellow color.
- Sweets are your craving of choice.
- Your baby’s heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute.
- Your face reminisces the breakouts of your teen years.
- You are carrying high.
- A ring swings in a circular motion when dangled from a string over your belly.
Lenkert, Erica. The Real Deal Guide to Pregnancy. DK Publishing 2008, p 28-29.