BOY OR GIRL – Let’s have some fun with gender predictor tests

Pink vs Blue

DO YOU KNOW?

If you read my last few posts (here and here) you know that I’m currently half way through this pregnancy and you’ll probably understand that each and every person you encounter will at some point or another ask you if you know the baby’s sex and also expect you to share this information with them (be it someone you actually know or a complete stranger).

Now many people may have no problems shouting this from the roof top but there are some, myself included who just want to keep this information between us for now and process it all.

But for the sake of having some fun, I thought it would be interesting to try out some old wives tales and see what sex they predict.

So here goes… let’s put this pregnancy to the test

  1. CRAVINGS

If you constantly reach for meat, cheese, or other salty foods during your pregnancy, then its said that you’ll be having a boy, according to this old wives’ tale. Yearning for sugar and spice and every sweet? The baby must be a girl.

PREDICTION – BOY

For the record the though of chowing into a bowl of pickled onions and gherkins gives me all the feels in the world

Pickled onions Sweet and Sour gherkins

  1. CONSULT THE MAYANS

According to the Mayans, gender prediction comes down to calendars and basic math. Just take a look at how old you were when you conceived and the year it happened. If both numbers are either odd or even, you’re carrying a girl. If one is odd and the other is even, it’s a baby boy.

PREDICTION – BOY

 

  1. SEE HOW THE RING SWINGS

For this old-school gender test, you need a wedding ring: String it on a necklace and hold it over your belly. If the ring moves in circles, the baby in your belly is a girl. If it swings back and forth, it’s a boy.

PREDICTION – BOY

 

  1. TAKE THE CHINESE GENDER TEST

You only need two pieces of information to determine your baby’s sex using this Chinese gender predictor: your age and the month your baby was conceived. Check out the test here!

PREDICTION – GIRL

Chinese gender calendar

  1. ASK A LITTLE BOY

If this old-fashioned gender test is to be believed, a little boy will show interest in your pregnant belly if you’re having a girl. If he doesn’t seem interested, you’re having a boy.

PREDICTION – If this is based on Joshy’s response then a GIRL, if based on Danny then a BOY

Joshy baby kisses
Night time routine, kiss “Tummy Wonki” good night
  1. OBSERVE YOUR CURVES

Does it feel like your face is getting rounder by the hour? According to this traditional Latin American belief, you should get ready for a daughter. If your face is unchanged, but your behind is growing big and round, you’ll have a son.

PREDICTION – BOY

 

  1. BUMP AHEAD

Is your bump low and out at the front? Some say this means you’re carrying a boy. A high bump is said to mean you’re carrying a girl.

PREDICTION – BOY

 

  1. GREEN AROUND THE GILLS

If you’re suffering morning sickness in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy some say this indicates you’re carrying a girl. If the sickness strikes a little later, some say you’re expecting a boy.

PREDICTION –  The first few weeks I was sick throughout the day, so I’m not sure. But would say BOY as it was the worst later during the day.

 

  1. HEART BEAT

If your baby’s heartbeat is under 140 beats per minute – it’s a boy. Anything above that – it’s a girl! I call BS on this one.

PREDICTION – GIRL

 

  1. THEY LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT

Some think an energetic baby in the womb indicates a boy and a chilled foetus means you’re carrying a girl.

PREDICTION – BOY

 

  1. SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK

Are you blooming with glossy locks and rosy skin? It’s a boy. Dull hair and an outbreak of zits – it’s a girl, apparently a little girl ‘steals her mother’s beauty

PREDICTION – GIRL

 

  1. THE CRUST OF THE MATTER

Will you eat the crust of the bread? If you will, you’re carrying a boy, if you refuse, it’s a girl.

PREDICTION – GIRL

 

  1. HAIRY MARY

If the hair on your legs is growing faster than ever, it’s a boy, and if it’s the same, then you’re carrying a girl.

PREDICTION – GIRL

 

  1. PILLOW DIRECTIONS

Sleeping on your left side during pregnancy is said to be signs it’s a boy; a pillow to the south and sleeping on your right mean a girl.

PREDICTION – BOY

According to the American Pregnancy Association The best sleep position during pregnancy is “SOS” (sleep on side). Even better is to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your left side will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby.

 

  1. PUPILS

Look at yourself in a mirror for at least a minute – if your pupils dilate, it’s a boy; if not, it’s a girl.

PREDICTION – BOY

 

FINAL SCORE

BOY = 10

GIRL = 5

 Baby Bump week 19

When did you guys find out the sex of your baby? Did you rely on a good old ultrasound to confirm, wait to be surprised or have a gut feeling which was later confirmed? I’d love to hear from you!

4 Comments

  1. Oooh, this is exciting! What about the odds of having a girl after you’ve had two of the same sex kids already? I’m not sure if that’s “myth” or scientific. We found out as soon as we could with both kids and both were confirmed boys early on…another myth I know is if you go for the scan to look and they can’t see ‘cos baby’s legs are crossed, it’s a girl ‘cos girls are shy, whereas boys usually have their legs open and it’s easy to see…loud and proud, hehe.

    • I’ve heard the same about girls being shy and boys not so much. With my first I had a gut feeling and I was right, with the second I was wrong. With this one I was also battling the head / heart feeling.
      So many different myths over the years, I remember there’s also a bicarb gender test which I was NOT going to try out.

  2. LOL, cool blog post. I did the Chinese gender test and I got sick a lot with foods, so I reckoned the Chinese test was right, that it’s a girl and it was a girl. So when my cousin got sick a lot during her first two trimesters I guessed it’s a girl. It was.

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