Hello again! I missed last week because life has been hectic with finishing up the house. Little did I know how quickly things would come along this past week, because this weekend is going to be even more nuts, but whatevs. Lemme give a big holler out to KT tape for knocking back pain! My dad makes noises sometimes when he gets up off the ground and I always joked it was because he’s old. Turns out I also make noises when I’m trying to get off of the ground now. #largemarge
After all of the dreams I’ve been having, internet research (which is always awful and I wouldn’t recommend), input from others and the other goodies that go along with not finding out the gender of our baby, there are eleventy-billion thoughts running through my head.
My initial feeling was boy – but now I’m thinking girl. Reese thinks boy but doesn’t want to commit to that because he doesn’t want to jinx it. I’ve got a bet going with our friend Emily because she is sure it’s a girl (there’s some really good wine at stake for this one!) Word on the street is we’ve got a 50/50 shot of getting one or the other.
Pinterest has all kinds of things that are supposedly very accurate in determining the gender of little babywaby. Not to mention all the wives tales that there are out there. They’re all weird and cooky, but so am I. So you know what? I did em. Results will be revealed using the following images: Baby Reese or Baby Kyla!
Please note these are “swaddles”. Not Easter Eggs. Just work with me here, ok?
Test 1: Chinese Gender Calculator.
This test is based off of your age and the month of conception, so it’s obviously SUPER accurate. Survey says…
Thoughts on this: our friends Kaley and Brandon are expecting as well and we have the same answers for the test, but they are having a sweet little girl! So there’s that.
2. Hair and Wedding Ring Test.
For this one you are supposed to take a loose piece of hair and put your wedding ring on it. Place your palm flat on a surface and dangle the ring between each finger going to the left, then to the right, then hold the ring over the top of your palm. If the ring spins in a circle, it’s a girl; if it sways back and forth it’s a boy. Survey says….
Thoughts on this: I feel like if you stick anything on a piece of hair it’s going to initially spin in a circle. I also don’t brush my hair on the reg and I curled it yesterday, so we have to take into account the “nappy factor”. I tried it with both my wedding ring and wedding band and results were the same.
3. Sweet vs. Salty Cravings.
The tale goes if you’re a momma-to-be craving sweets it’s a girl. If you’re craving salty/savory foods than that means it’s a boy. Survey says…
Thoughts: Every day of my life is spent craving salty foods and cheesy things, so I’m not sure about this. Lately I have had more of a sweet tooth – but I have also had the attitude of “if it’s edible I will eat it”. I solve my sugar cravings by chewing Double Bubble for the 4 minutes until the flavor runs out, spitting it out and getting a new piece. Reese hates me and my smacking, but it’s the only way I can get all of the flavor. He actually made me go away the other day. Haha.
4. Morning Sickness.
Apparently if you are really sick mornings early on in your pregnancy than it’s a girl. Survey says…
I don’t know. My sickness was never confined to the morning hours. I wonder what it means if you go on a weekend wine-tasting trip with friends to Fredericksburg and throw up throughout the day in various yards and winery parking lots and have a drunk girl yell at you because the bus can’t leave because your head is in a bag throwing up and people look at you with shame because they think you’re drunk, when really you’ve only been drinking water and eating the free crackers. Just asking for a friend…
5. The “Pregnancy Glow”.
The tale says if you are sporting beautiful skin and hair it’s a boy; if you are carrying a girl, then she is sucking out your beauty [selfish]. Survey says…
Thoughts: I’m going to attribute this to the new CC cream I have, along with genetics. I’ve ALWAYS had issues with pesky hormonal acne and nothing besides being super strict with my diet ever helped. My first trimester my entire face broke out pretty much the entire time. So that was nice and annoying. I’ve used Bare Minerals for probably 5 years now and it just wasn’t working anymore for me AT ALL. I switched to Juice Beauty CC Cream and it’s been a life changer! My skin is super duper sensitive and I haven’t had any issues with it. I definitely recommend trying it 100%. It’s Gwenyth Paltrol’s line so it’s super clean and organic – so you know I’m allls about it. 🙂 It’s a little pricey, but I do half moisturizer, half cc cream so it will last a million years. Right now it’s on sale on ” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon so holler! (Just click the little affiliate link and it’ll take you there if you’re interested! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. ) I’m also going to throw in here that mom said she had acne issues until after she had us kiddos, so I think that may play into it also.
6. Heart Rate.
Each time we make a little trip to the doctor we get to hear little babywaby’s heartbeat! At first it’s always going to be a high heart rate, but as the pregnancy gets further along, it should level out a bit. If the heart rate is above 140 it’s a girl, if it’s below it’s a boy. Survey says…
Thoughts: If this were true then I would have been a boy. Turns out, that is fake news.
The heart rate has been low 140’s too, so what is that supposed to mean?!
7. Carrying High or Carrying Low.
The wives say that if you are carrying high the little baby is a girl, and if it’s low it’s a boy. Survey says…
I don’t know this one either. My torso is maybe 12″ on a good day, so the only way I can carry is “out”. So much out in fact, that I ruined one of my favorite shirts because I forgot that I’m not the same size as I used to be and turned too close to a wall and got paint on my belly spot. Oh well.
8. The Eye Test.
This one is a little weird. Apparently, you are supposed to look in the mirror and if your pupils dialate it is a boy. Survey says…
Thoughts: I felt like a big dumdum staring at myself for a whole minute while trying not to blink. If every person that is pregnant with a boy spent their days with pupils getting bigger then smaller than bigger again, I think we’d have some bigger issues on our hands than just gender. This is a cat thing; not a human thing.
9. Moody or Mellow.
Women pregnant with girls tend to be a little moody, while those pregnant with boys are relaxed and mellow. Survey says…(to be super accurate, it would only be right to consult Reese Goebel on this one, but I think I can save the time and go with)
Thoughts: This one isn’t fair. There are tons of hormones floating through my body right now and I have been very tolerable for the most part. Quite frankly, I’d say I’m generally a ray of sunshine considering I’m real estating AND remodeling a home all while cooking up this little tot. And I can be moody with or without child. So there.
10. Clumsy vs. Graceful.
If you are clumsier than usual, that means it is a boy. If there is no change than it is a girl. Survey says…
Thoughts: I’m always clumsy so I don’t know how we can accurately test this. I have the “breaksies” too, so I can safely assume one dish will be dropped and shatter into a million pieces each week.
Let’s tally up the results!
Baby Reese: 4
Baby Kyla: 4
Don’t knows: 2
Well isn’t that just something. This literally got us nowhere.
If we’re going off of my “mother’s intuition and crazy dreams, then it’s a boy! One dream was actually super specific.
The baby was born on June 26 (due date is July 8), and it was a boy named (not gonna tell youuuu!). After it was born, we couldn’t find the baby and it turns out Nana had taken him! This is totally a possible thing because:
- According to the Farmer’s Almanac there is a full moon on June 28.
- Nana is a baby snatcher.
So we’ll see! Like I’ve said before, we obviously don’t care what little babywaby is as long as he or she is healthy! Plus, we have tons of names for both a boy or girl, so I think we’re good. I’ll have to talk about the name ordeal on another post…so stressful! A bad name can ruin your life ya know.
Until next time!