Sunday, August 02, 2009

Boy or Girl? Now Accepting Guesses

Seriously – I’d love to hear any guesses you might have. In case you need some help, we’ve consulted the popular wisdom of the old wives and a few new wives as well.

1) Chinese Lunar Calendar: girl

2) Carrying low (I think – it’s hard to tell since I’m so tall): most say that means a boy; some say that means a girl

3) Level of morning sickness: low – boy

4) Baby’s heart rate: 150-160 – girl

5) Carrying mostly in the front: boy

6) Whether my pastor’s daughter comes readily to me (according to his wife): girl

7) Hair on legs growing slower (or maybe I just don’t shave much?): girl

8) Craving sweet or salty foods: I haven’t really “craved” anything, but I more often think something salty sounds good than something sweet - boy

9) Hanging a ring over your belly: twice it went back and forth (boy) and once it went around in a circle (girl). Gender identity disorder – oh no!

10) Color of urine: light (um, I drink a lot of water – of course it’s light) - girl

11) Whether your husband wears boxers or briefs (a friend’s theory): girl

12) Mom’s face round and full during pregnancy: I think so, but some people don’t see it – girl

13) Acne during pregnancy: not so much – boy

14) Basketball or watermelon shaped belly: basketball – boy

Drum roll please for the grand tally…..

Seven of the old wives tales say girl and seven say boy. Hmmm. Just as I suspected since I don’t think any of them have any basis in reality.

From what I’ve read, the only thing that is statistically significant is the mother having a strong feeling one way or the other – that’s reported to be about 70% accurate.

What’s that? You want to know what I suspect?

I have no strong feeling one way or the other. In fact, when I had a dream about it, it was totally inconclusive.

So I guess we’ll have to do this the old fashioned way and wait and see. ☺

But I’d still love to hear what you think.


Ruth Chowdhury said...

I don't have a guess, but the people that have shared with me what they think I'm having now is a boy - they just "know". lol Don't you just love old wives' tales (and people's opinions)? :) So excited for you!

Katie said...

Old wives tales CRACK me up. I took one "quiz" online that came back 50/50... how very wise.

I'm inclined to guess boy for you - but I don't have a strong feeling. Sometimes I do (and I'm usually right) - but it's never for a "reason."

Can't wait for updates!!

Marti Paulson said...

Well, I think it is a girl, and since I am wrong 80% of the time, it must be a boy! Love you, Marti

Julie said...

I'll only guess if there's a prize involved! hehehehe

I can picture you guys with a boy or a girl. You both were amazing with Michael so I can see you with boys pretty easily. But, you both have such a sweet and gentle side that I can see a little girl fitting in perfectly as well.

My final guess... a boy.

I'll expect my prize to arrive promptly after the birth :)

his wife, their mama said...

I'm a little partial to a girl because I love watching daddies melt at the sight of a wee little lady. That being said, I know that whoever God brings in to your family is a very lucky wee one. She or he has two Godly, beautiful, loving and genuinely kind parents. I am so excited to find out, as I'm sure you are too. I can hardly believe you're quickly approaching Wee Little Halter's arrival.

Much love to you!

Kathy Belcher said...

I'm leaning towards a girl! Can't wait to find out for real!!
Grammy in waiting!

Christine said...

I am guessing girl. Praying for you!

Courtney said...

Leaning towards girl, too...but I think there's a chance she might already be here! I'm hoping!!