Old Wives Tales: It’s a…


IMG_4300It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Being pregnant, moving and working full time leaves me with little energy lately! I wanted to write a new blog post since I haven’t mentioned anything about the pregnancy on my just blog yet. It was so fun to hear our family and friends make guesses on the baby’s gender throughout the process. I can’t believe I’m already 20 weeks along. I’m sure the next 20 weeks will go even quicker with a busy summer ahead. I thought it would be fun to go through some old wives tales to see how they lineup then reveal if Baby Hinkle is, in fact, a girl or boy!

Old Wives Tale #1: Heart Rate
If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. Prediction: Girl, Baby has had a high heart rate since the getgo!

Old Wives Tale #2: Shape of Belly
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl. If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it’s a boy. Prediction outcome: Boy, I’ve been told I’m all belly, which I’m obviously into. 

Old Wives Tale #3: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones. Prediction outcome: Girl, what the heck, where’s my glow?

Old Wives Tale #4: Cravings
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, you are having a little girl. Prediction outcome: Inconclusive, though I’ve been wanting sweets more than ever, I’ve also wanted my fair share of salty things. Dill pickle chips anyone?

Old Wives Tale #5: Moodiness
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have another extra girl hormones in you. If your pregnancy makes you calm and happier, you are having a boy. Prediction outcome: Boy, cool as a cucumber over here! 

Old Wives Tale #6: Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived. Prediction outcome: Boy

Old Wives Tale #7: Clumsy vs. Graceful
If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy. Prediction outcome:  Inconclusive, Nick and I agree this hasn’t changed. 

Old Wives Tale #8: Dad’s Weight Gain
If the dad-to-be gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy. Prediction outcome: Boy, but I think Nick is always a skinny minny.

Old Wives Tale #9: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having. Prediction outcome: Boy, Nick was a confident girl prediction.

Old Wives Tale #10: Breast Test
If a pregnant woman’s left breast is larger than the right breast, she’s having a girl. If the right breast is larger, it’s a boy. Prediction outcome: Boy, is this TMI? Sorry, haha. 

Old Wives Tale #11: Morning Sickness
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl. Prediction outcome: Girl, ugh that first trimester was pretty miserable.

Old Wives Tale #12: Baby Names
It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particular baby. Prediction outcome: Girl, we quickly agreed on a girl name and it’s a toss up for the boy name.

Old Wives Tale Results: Total Girl: 4       Total Boy: 6       Inconclusive: 2

Actual outcome after 20-week ultrasound: It’s a BOY!!!! We are so excited to meet our little boy in November!




Until next time, you can find me deep in a Google search of boy clothes and nursery colors…

Xo, Anna


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