Is this baby a BOY or a GIRL?
This idea came from Raising My 4 Sons when she was nearing her due date, here. It sounded like so much fun and so I wanted to play along and do some of the gender predictions for myself as well!!
There are 6 easy ways or test you can do to predict based on old wives tales and calendars if you will be having a boy or a girl. Are they accurate, though? Test them out for yourself and see my results, too!
1. Heartrate Test
This method says a heartrate over 140 is a girl and under 140 is a boy.
Baby’s heartrate has been at or over 140 so far so this method says GIRL!
2. Wedding Ring Test
For this prediction you take your wedding ring and put it onto a string and then you dip it to each side of your wrist and then hold is still over your wrist. If it makes a circle it’s a boy, a line is a girl.
We actually did this one a LONG time ago when I had just tested positive! This method gave me 9 kids (to which I counted 2 out towards miscarriage and adoption). 5 boys and then finally 2 girls! It gave my husband 7 kids – 5 boys and then 2 girls. So far it’s held true. That would make this baby a BOY!
3. Chinese Calendar Gender Chart
This chart supposedly was found in a tomb in China and is believed to correspond with the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
So far I’m 50/50 on this one – Nate should have been a girl and Tyler a boy! Being 26 and conception and conceiving in December says it’s a GIRL!
4. Mayan Prediction
Taking the mothers age at conception and the year of conception and adding them together will give you a even number for a girl or odd number for a boy.
This one says GIRL!
5. Shape of My Belly
A big and round belly means girl, smaller and straight out than the baby is a boy.
This one gives me a BOY!
Salty foods means you’re having a boy and sweet foods means it’s a girl.
This one is definitely saying it’s a GIRL!
Overall – According to About.com’s Old Wives Tales Gender prediction quiz I have a 33% change of a boy and a 66% chance of a girl!
This factors in 24 questions including if I like Orange Juice, if my nose has gotten wider, my mother’s hair color and which way I place my pillow!! Where do they come up with these things!?!? Lol! It also holds the same prediction as above though, 2 said boy and 4 said girl – that’s 66% chance of Girl again.
Now just for fun – what do YOU think?? Am I having a BOY or a GIRL? Go ahead and vote in the comments!!
Update: I had a boy, the odds were WRONG!