Gender Prediction According to the “Old Wives”

Do old wives’ tales really have any merit? Or are they just a bunch of superstition and nonsense? I do believe sometimes they are true, like when babies get fevers and a rash when they are teething. If enough moms over a long enough time period notice a pattern, maybe there’s something to it than just coincidence. When it comes to baby gender prediction, however, there are some really crazy ones! Just for fun though, Jeremy and I have decided to do some of the more fun, less crazy old wives’ tales. We’ll see how smart these old wives really are!

Ring Test: Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly. You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth and it’s a boy if it swings in a circle. Back and forth= Girl.

Mayan Tale: The Mayan tale adds the mother’s age at conception and the year of conception. If the result is an even number than mom is having a girl. If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way! 29+2015= 2044 Girl.

Acne: If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones. Yes= Girl.

Cravings: People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl. My cravings are kind of all over the place, but I haven’t been craving many sweet foods= Boy.

Skin under Left Eye: The eye test is when a “V” or “branches” appear when you pull down the skin under your left eye. If you see a “V” or “branches” in the white part, you’re having a girl. I have a V= Girl. (By the way, wouldn’t this be the same for every child, I mean, the veins in my eyes don’t change with pregnancy do they?)

Toddlers: If a toddler boy expresses interest in a pregnant woman, she is having a girl. If he doesn’t show interest, she’s having a boy. I haven’t been around any toddler boys who could tell I am pregnant= N/A

Side You Most Rest On: If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy. If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl. Right= Girl.

What Do You Think?: 71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having. I’ve gone back and forth on this, but I’ve thought girl more than boy= Girl.

Morning Sickness: If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl. I’ve been really sick, similar to how I was with Zane but subsided after the 1st trimester. So, I don’t know about this one!

Heart Rate: If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. The doctor didn’t tell me the heart rate!

Feet: Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant? If so, you just might be having a boy. Not really, but it’s been a warm winter= Girl.

Baking Soda: Mix urine with baking soda. If it bubbles a lot, it is a boy. No bubbles= Girl.

Pencil on a String: Put a needle in the eraser of a sharp pencil, tie a string to the needle, hold it over your wrist (palm up). If the pencil sways from side-to-side means girl, sways up-and-down (hand to elbow) means boy. It mostly did a circle, haha, but moreso side-to-side= Girl.

Age + Month: Add your age to the month you conceived. If it’s an even number it’s a boy, if it’s an odd number it’s a girl. 29+8=37 Girl.

Tummy Standing: If you have another young child, lay down and have someone hold them on your stomach with their feet lightly touching. If they hold their feet still, it’s a boy. If they move their feet, it’s a girl. I know no young children to do this with= N/A.

Chinese Gender Calendar, which predicts a Boy.

Girl: 10

Boy: 2

Can’t wait to find out!!!!


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