Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Old Wives Tales

We decided not to find out if Peanut is a boy or a girl. This was difficult for me at first. I am a planner. (Don't get me wrong, I am flexible in my plans. If things change, I just promptly make a new plan to accomodate that change.) However, Ben rightly said that if we found out, I wouldn't be able to keep it a secret. And he thought it would be nice to have a surprise, something we could announce to everyone at once. I agreed to this plan, thinking I would be able to somehow decipher the sex at the ultrasound, or call back later to find out. However, when we told the tech we didn't want to know the sex of the baby, he said he wouldn't even look. And Peanut's legs were crossed, so I couldn't get a sneak peak of anything. (Not that I have any clue how to read an ultrasound anyway, so I probably wouldn't have been able to tell regardless.) Since nobody knows, I am now fine with not knowing, too. And it will be nice to have gender-neutral things, in case our hypothetical second child is a different sex than the Peanut.

One thing I have found very amusing is how many people have an opinion about whether I am carrying a boy or a girl. I have no opinion on the matter, but most people seem to think it is a boy. So I decided to do some research, and after taking a very scientifically-accurate quiz on the internet, I discovered that I am likely having a girl:

You have a 29% chance of having a boy.
And you have a 70% 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 not growing any faster during your preganacy, so it's a girl.
Girls are carried high. You are going to have a girl.
Sleeping in a bed with your pillow to the north indicates that you will be having a boy.
Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread. You are having a girl.
Dad-to-be hasn't been gaining weight along with Mom-to-be, so it will be a girl.
The maternal grandmother doesn't have gray hair (dyed or natural), so a girl will be born.
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.
Your chest development has been quite dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a girl.
Since the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is an odd number, it will be a girl. (I realized I actually did this one wrong, so it indicates boy, but whatever.)
Your urine is a dull yellow color, so you will have a girl. (Probably TMI)
You have a craving for salty or sour foods, which means that it is a boy.
Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.
You have been craving meats or cheeses, so it is a boy.
Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.

Of course, I realize this is all b.s., and we'll just have to wait until May to find out. It was kind of fun, though.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, that means this "scientific" quiz was actually TRUTH!!! Crazy!