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September 26th, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Soooooo technically I'm team green and do not want to find out what we are having until birth; HOWEVER that doesn't mean I don't like to guess! Ok I'm dying to know and only holding on with a shred of self control! LOL


So for those of you who know, do you fit the myths???

It's a boy if:


  • You didn't experience morning sickness in early pregnancy
  • Your baby's heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute
  • You are carrying the extra weight out front
  • Your belly looks like a basketball
  • Your areolas have darkened considerably
  • You are carrying low
  • You are craving salty or sour foods
  • You are craving protein -- meats and cheese
  • Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy
  • The hair on your legs has grown faster during pregnancy
  • Your hands are very dry
  • Your pillow faces north when you sleep
  • Dad-to-be is gaining weight, right along with you
  • Pregnancy has you looking better than ever
  • Your urine is bright yellow in color
  • Your nose is spreading
  • You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it swings left to right
  • You are having headaches
  • You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an even number
It's a girl if:

  • You had morning sickness early in pregnancy
  • Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute
  • You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear
  • Your left breast is larger than your right breast
  • Your hair develops red highlights
  • You are carrying high
  • Your belly looks like a watermelon
  • You are craving sweets
  • You are craving fruit
  • You crave orange juice
  • You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy
  • You are moodier than usual during pregnancy
  • Your face breaks out more than usual
  • You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread
  • Your breasts have really blossomed!
  • Your pillow faces south when you sleep
  • Your urine is a dull yellow color
  • You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves in a circle
  • You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number
Okay go! And know I'll be checking back every two seconds! LOL
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September 26th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Most of the wives tales say girl for me, some say boy, and a few are combined. For example: I'm carrying high, but I'm pretty sure I'm more basketballs than watermelony looking. I crave sweets like none other, but meats and cheeses are my friend, too!!

I'm told I'm having a boy, and for some reason I can't "feel" it. Like, that just feels wrong. I have another u/s on the 1st, so hopefully I'll know for sure that day...
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September 26th, 2013, 01:29 PM
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Well if you look at the predictors you listed then this little boy should definitely be a little girl. My first son's pregnancy was the same way. If I hadn't seen a penis on the u/s I would have thought he was a girl and same for this one. He definitely meets all the girl predictors.

My second son fell somewhere in the middle I met some of the boy predictors and some of the girl.

All of my boys have had really high heart rates so I know that one is totally wrong.
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September 26th, 2013, 01:31 PM
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My girl was in the middle of both, this unknown is almost all boy myths
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September 26th, 2013, 01:37 PM
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I have well over half of the girl symptoms and it's a girl! :-)
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September 26th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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For the record, I'm team blue. So...

•You didn't experience morning sickness in early pregnancy - I had nausea but never threw up
•Your baby's heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute - First US it was in the 160s. Last US it was in the 150s.
•You are carrying the extra weight out front - yup
•Your belly looks like a basketball - yeah, I can see that
•Your areolas have darkened considerably - Not that I've noticed?
•You are carrying low - Hard to tell as my uterus is higher than normal, but it does still seem to be fairly low
•You are craving salty or sour foods - yes
•You are craving protein -- meats and cheese - YES
•Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy - not really
•The hair on your legs has grown faster during pregnancy - yup
•Your hands are very dry - not more than normal
•Your pillow faces north when you sleep - ??? no clue
•Dad-to-be is gaining weight, right along with you - He's a rail. :/
•Pregnancy has you looking better than ever - nope. I feel like a blob
•Your urine is bright yellow in color - yup, but I'm drinking tons of water too so...
•Your nose is spreading - not that I've noticed?
•You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it swings left to right - haven't tried
•You are having headaches - ALL. THE. TIME.
•You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an even number - yup


•You had morning sickness early in pregnancy - see above
•Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute - see above
•You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear - see above
•Your left breast is larger than your right breast - I have't measures for sure but they look about the same.
•Your hair develops red highlights - Nah, my hair is naturally two-toned. It looks like I dyed my hair blonde like a year ago and just let my brown roots grow out.
•You are carrying high - see above
•Your belly looks like a watermelon - nah, it's pretty round
•You are craving sweets - yup
•You are craving fruit - nope
•You crave orange juice - nope
•You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy - see above
•You are moodier than usual during pregnancy - nope
•Your face breaks out more than usual - YES
•You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread - I never liked the heel before.
•Your breasts have really blossomed! - nope, same as they've always been. Big.
•Your pillow faces south when you sleep - see above
•Your urine is a dull yellow color - see above
•You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves in a circle - see above
•You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number - see above

Seems to be kind of a hit and miss for me.
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September 26th, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Well the true ones are, sickness, look worse than usual. My skin is broken out. Heart rate was 174 a couple of weeks ago. My boys have never been higher than 150. One you haven't put but I've noticed is the brown line you get up to your belly button. I had it with all my pregnancies except this one. Smells are bad this pregnancy and food aversions too!
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September 26th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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its a girl acorrding to my anatomy scan......here is whats true from the list you posted (EDIT: just relized how weird that sounded by true I actually meant here are the symtopms Im experianceing lol....... so as you can see its actually pretty much a 50/50 split)

It's a boy if:
You are carrying the extra weight out front
Your belly looks like a basketball
Your areolas have darkened considerably
You are craving salty or sour foods
You are craving protein -- meats and cheese
Dad-to-be is gaining weight, right along with you
Your urine is bright yellow in color
You are having headaches
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an even number

It's a girl if:
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy
Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute
You are craving fruit
You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy
You are moodier than usual during pregnancy
Your face breaks out more than usual
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September 26th, 2013, 04:16 PM
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I'm team pink I don't know if any of my answers would be different because I'm having twins, but here are my answers:

You had morning sickness early in pregnancy: I had extreme fatigue, and some nausea that lasted almost all day approx weeks 6-8, but I never 'got sick'. So I consider myself lucky!
Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute: yes, they're both still in the 150s, and at my first u/s one was high 160s and one was low 170s.
You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear: nope, just in my stomach
Your left breast is larger than your right breast: yes, however this has always been the case with me lol
Your hair develops red highlights: no (I'm a blonde, if that matters)
You are carrying high: I can't really tell, especially since there are 2 in there lol
Your belly looks like a watermelon: I would say yes now, but before I found out what I was having everybody was guessing boys based on my stomach
You are craving sweets: no, which is weird for me because I always used to!
You are craving fruit: mmm yes!
You crave orange juice: yes, lol drinking some now actually!
You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy: yes, unfortunately lol. I'd say these girls are "stealing my beauty" haha!
You are moodier than usual during pregnancy: no
Your face breaks out more than usual: yes
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread: I never eat the heel of bread, pregnant or not, unless it's the last piece or two left
Your breasts have really blossomed! I wish! Haha they've gotten a little bit bigger, but I'm still in my same bra as before.
Your pillow faces south when you sleep: no idea- I haven't changed the way I sleep because I've always been a side sleeper. I just try to lay on my left side more than my right nos.
Your urine is a dull yellow color: I would say yes, but I also drink a lot of water so it wouldn't be very bright
You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves in a circle: never tried this one
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number: yes! 30+5 (for May)
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September 26th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Most predicted girl for me and it was wrong. It's fun to guess though.
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September 26th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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Wow there are several that are right on for carrying a girl!
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September 29th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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I didn't get to answer this the other day, so I will now

I'm told I'm having a girl. I've put the ones that apply for me.

It's a boy if:

You are carrying the extra weight out front
Your belly looks like a basketball
Your areolas have darkened considerably


It's a girl if:

You had morning sickness early in pregnancy
Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute
You are carrying high
You are craving sweets
You are craving fruit
You crave orange juice
You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy
You are moodier than usual during pregnancy
Your face breaks out more than usual
Your breasts have really blossomed!
Your urine is a dull yellow color
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number
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September 30th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Won't find out till Oct 7th
But looked through the list and kept all that applied to see which weighed heavier... Can't wait!!!!!

If it's a boy:

You didn't experience morning sickness in early pregnancy
You are carrying the extra weight out front
Your belly looks like a basketball
Your areolas have darkened considerably
You are carrying low
You are craving salty or sour foods
You are craving protein -- meats and cheese
You are having headaches


It's a girl if:

Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute
You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear
Your hair develops red highlights
Your belly looks like a watermelon
You are craving sweets
You are craving fruit
You crave orange juice
You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy
You are moodier than usual during pregnancy
Your breasts have really blossomed!
Your urine is a dull yellow color
You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number
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September 30th, 2013, 01:38 PM
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I'm about half and half. I'm having a girl but not only am I not craving sweets, I despise them currently. I crave salt which it says for boy. I didn't do the ring thing at all. I had nausea in early pregnancy (which says boy), the age thing is correct for this child but not all my others. As for how I'm carrying, I don't know how anyone can tell this early on. I carried high for both my other girls and low for my son but that was later on after like 28 weeks.

Heartrate is confusing as my girls were always high and boy was low, and this one started out high and doc predicted girl because of that (and it is) but then it was really low at 125 during ultrasound. ??
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September 30th, 2013, 10:42 PM
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Some held true, others didn't and the remainder I never tested (like the swinging ring thing)lol. The only thing that has been consistently right so far is my gut feelings on what I'm having. I was right with DD and right with this baby.
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October 1st, 2013, 08:14 AM
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Most the boys ones are right for me but not all. Oddly enough, prob half the girl ones remain true for me, too.
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October 1st, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for all of the info ladies!!! I'm still team green, but my instincts are telling me I'm carrying another boy. As long as my resolve doesn't crumble in the next week, (My anatomy scan is on Oct. 9!) I'll find out for sure in about another 20 weeks!
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Have you tried the baking soda pee test? It was correct for me. If it fizzes (looks like a beer) then it's a boy, if it does nothing it's a girl.
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