Saturday, February 07, 2009

Boy or Girl?

It's always fun to try to predict what the gender of a new baby will be, so I hopped on the net to find out the different gender predictions. So without having to sign up for a bunch of junk mail, the only thing I found out is that a lot of the tests are the same, but they vary what it means. Let me know your guess. Here's my fun results: Chinese Calendar: GIRL 67% BOY 33% Chinese Calendar: GIRL BOY

Using oldwives tales:

You have a 45% chance of having a boy.
And you have a 54% chance of having a girl.

And Here's Why...
You are carrying the extra weight out front, so it's a boy.
The hair on your legs is growing faster during pregnancy, so it's a boy.
Boys are carried low. You are going to have a boy.
Sleeping in a bed with your pillow to the north indicates that you will be having a boy.
Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a boy.
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread. You are having a girl.
Dad-to-be is gaining weight right along with Mom-to-be, which means that you'll have a boy.
The maternal grandmother has gray hair, so a boy will be born.
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.
You are not looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a girl, because girls steal their mother's looks.
Your chest development has not been very dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a boy.
A needle on a thread held over you belly moves from side-to-side, so it will be a girl.
Your urine is a dull yellow color, so you will have a girl.
You are craving sweets, which means that it is a girl.
Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.
You have been craving fruits, so it is a girl.
Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.
You must have orange juice every day, so it's a girl.
You are not having headaches, so it's a girl.
Your belly looks like a basketball, so it's a boy.
You show them the palm of your hand, so it's a girl.
You use the handle, so it's a boy.

And interesting:

Did you know?

One of the earliest written records of a urine based pregnancy test can be found in an ancient Egyptian document. A papyrus described a test in which a woman who might be pregnant could urinate on wheat and barley seeds over the course of several days: If the barley grows, it means a male child. If the wheat grows, it means a female child. If both do not grow, she will not bear at all.

Testing of this theory in 1963 found that 70 percent of the time, the urine of pregnant women did promote growth, while the urine of non pregnant women and men did not.

Scholars have identified this as perhaps the first test to detect a unique substance in the urine of pregnant women, and have speculated that elevated levels of estrogens in pregnant women's urine may have been the key to its success.


Rachel Melone said...

I am going to say boy. Keep in mind that I am almost ALWAYS wrong on any prediction I make, so I guess you will end up having a girl. :) Lucky for you!!! When do you officially find out?

Dani said...

My doctors told my mom that I was supposed to be a boy because of my heart rate...oops...good thing too because I would have been Walter Lyle...ayayay. May God bless which ever you have!