It's a baby...something!

Old wives tales:

  • If you’re carrying your baby mostly in your hips, you are most likely having a girl. If you’re carrying more out front in the tummy, you’re likely having a boy.
  • If your unborn baby's heart rate is higher, above 140 beats per minute, that means you're carrying a girl. A lower heart rate below 140 bpm means you're having a boy.
  • Legend has it that the Mayans determined a baby's sex by looking at the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.
  • If you're breaking out like crazy, blame it on your girl babe. The belief goes that girls steal their mother's beauty, hence, those annoying zits.
  • Morning sickness throughout the first trimester or more means a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy.
As we have all read in prior posts, nausea and I go hand in hand. At my second appointment the baby's heart rate was 161bpm. To the untrained eye, I don't look pregnant at all. I was 21 in June 2012 when we planted out little pea in the pod. I've got zit's like I'm back in High school.
Yet, after all of these signs pointing to little pink Tu-tus we're still having a baby boy. We never did the wedding ring on a string test though, so I don't have 100% proof that old wives tales are crap.

So that's the BIG REVEAL. Ben is so darned thrilled with himself, we can't get that stupid grin off his face. Honestly, there was a part of me that wanted a little girl just to see how he would handle it. ...Next time. We both wanted to have a boy from the beginning though, Ben wanted it because he thinks he'll have more fun playing with a boy and something about carrying on the family name. I wanted one because it hasn't been done in my family since my dad, and I just always have wanted my first child to be a boy for reasons I've never had cause for. 

18 weeks!

{Moral of the Story}
Old wives tales are unreliable and IT'S A BOY!


  1. Yay congrats!! All of the wives tales said that I would have a boy and I got a beautiful baby girl!! I knew she was gonna be a girl though I dont know what I would have done if I was wrong lol!! I am so excited for you its the best thing in the world to be a mommy!!

  2. I knew it! I knew it!! : ) Congrats!!

  3. Boys are best! SO excited for you!!!

  4. Its definitely the year for boys!!!!! Congrats!