We still have a couple of weeks before we will find out the baby's sex, but in the spirit of treating #2 like we treated Evelyn, here's what the (old) wives tales are saying
HEARTBEAT OF THE BABY - if it's over 140 it's supposed to be a girl,
if it's under 140 it's supposed to be a boy. Baby Gaines was about 150
at 16 weeks.
CRAVINGS - if Mommy craves sweet and creamy it's supposed to be a
girl, if it's sour and salty it's supposed to be a boy. Mommy currently
craves cheesecake and sugary cereals.
3. CHINESE BIRTH CALENDAR - uses Mommy's age at conception and date of conception to determine gender. (click here)
RING TEST - loop your wedding ring around one of Mommy's hairs and
hang it over Mommy's belly. If the ring circles, it's a boy. If the
ring sways back and forth in a line, it's a girl.
MAYAN CALENDAR - uses Mommy's age at conception and year of conception
to determine gender. If both are odd or both are even, it's supposed
to be a girl. If it's one of each, it's supposed to be a boy. Mommy was
34 in 2012.
6. MORNING SICKNESS - if Mommy is super sick, it's a girl. If she's not, it's a boy.
7. SLEEPING PREFERENCE - if Mommy prefers to sleep on her left side, it's a boy. If her right side, it's a girl. Mommy likes to sleep on her right side (and her back, but that's frowned upon).
FRIEND EMILY TEST - if one of your best friends has an intuition, go
with it. We had to call these (old) wives tales, because Emily is NOT
old! :-) She's also 1-0 in predicting the gender of our kids.
We'll be sure to let you all know what we find out!