Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Girl or Boy?

Yesterday, Daniel and I went for our 10 week appointment with Dr. Rivero. After getting weighed in (Oh My!) and taking my blood pressure, Dr. Rivero was able to find the heartbeat of the baby. It was very interesting to hear that little noise coming from inside my body. Anyway, the heartbeat of BabyBoo was 160. As I was telling friends and family about our appointment, everyone kept saying, "Oh, a fast heartbeat means its a girl". So, I thought I would take a look at a few wives tales that some people might use to try to figure out the sex of their baby. See what you think!

Most of this information is from http://www.pregnancy-info.net.


One belief that has been around for some time, and even had some acceptance in the medical community at one point, is that the fetal heartbeat differs for boys and girls. If you're having a girl, then the fetal heart rate will be above 140. A boy will have a heart rate below 140. However, that pesky science has reared its little head again to say that this is complete fiction. A baby's heart rate is not affected by its sex until it is born, when a girl's heart rate will increase considerably compared with boys during labor.

*Since BabyBoo's heart rate is 160, will we say one vote for GIRL!

Craving Something…Sweet?

Many people believe that your cravings are caused by the sex of your baby. So, if you can't get enough chocolate, you could be having a girl . Does the idea of drinking straight lemon juice sound delicious to you? Then those sour cravings are a result of the little boy inside of you. However, if you go by the scientists, then some of them will claim that you're not even having cravings because cravings just don't exist.

*I practically jerked Ms. Vicki's chocolate pudding out of her hand at school yesterday, another vote for GIRL!

Weight Gain

Thankfully, this one doesn't refer to the mom's weight gain. The belief is that, if your husband puts on weight during your pregnancy, then you will be having a girl. If he doesn't put on a pound, then you're carrying a boy.

*I think Daniel has already said something about a little weight gain, GIRL!


Do you have acne? Some believe that getting acne during your pregnancy indicates you're carrying a girl. Maybe the acne is caused by twice the amount of female hormones?

*Anybody notice that fabulous acne on my face this past week, another vote for GIRL!

Mother Knows Best

Ask yourself what you think you're having. In a study that asked women with no previous knowledge about their baby's sex, the moms-to-be correctly guessed the sex of their baby 71% of the time.

*I have been telling Daniel that it is a GIRL since day 1! Another vote for GIRL!

Chinese Birth Chart

Legend says that a Chinese birth chart (supposedly predicting the gender of a baby with 93 percent accuracy!) was buried in a tomb near Beijing for almost 700 years. The original is now at the Beijing Institute of Science. So take a look!

*If you look at the Chinese Birth Chart, Baby Boo is a BOY (Oh My!). One vote for BOY!

Cute Clothes Purchased

Look at these precious clothes purchased by BabyBoo's Janny (Combination of Janet, Daniel's mom's name and Granny, HOW CUTE!) and Papa. Based on the number of clothes bought, what do you think they are wishing for BabyBoo to be?

Early Gender Test

My friend Ms. Julie suggested I tried the Early Gender Test from Walgreens. Has anybody else tried this with a correct result?

Anyway, have fun thinking about what BabyBoo might be and please share any predictions you might have with me. I am keeping a little mental tally of everyone's guesses.


  1. Very cute, Holly! It was great to see you (and wave to Daniel) yesterday at the office! Take Care!

  2. Hi there, Well I want you to know that
    I asked Audrey on the way to get Nathan
    what she thought you were having and
    you have a vote of BOY from Audrey Walker!!