Old Wives Tales on Gender Prediction- What’s Your Guess?!

Although they aren’t accurate, it was fun to look up old wives tales and guess what we were having. Today, I’m sharing some of the things I looked up- let’s see how I compare!

1. Heart Rate. If the baby’s heart rate is below 140, it’s a boy. If it’s above, it’s a girl.

Ours has been consistently in the 140’s or 150’s.

Predictor says: GIRL

2. How You Carry: If you are carrying big, round and high, it’s a girl. Low and all in front is a boy.

I’ll probably get some eye-rolling here, but my stomach was flat and I had decent abs pre-pregnancy. That being said, I was bloated the first several weeks, but I didn’t notice a change until week 12 when I got a little pooch. Over the next several weeks, that pooch started to expand. I feel like I’m carrying in the middle but all in front…but I actually have no clue, haha. I’m sure it’s easier to determine if you’ve already had a kid 🙂

Predictor says: UNSURE


Week 18

3. Acne and Skin Blemishes: It’s said that girls are supposed to “steal your beauty” and that your skin doesn’t tend to go crazy with a boy.
I’ve been lucky that I’ve never battled acne and just had a few zits here and there. However, my skin has definitely been breaking out. I’ve switched up my skin regimen as I wanted to use more gentle products on my face and not use anything with salicylic acid (I ensured nothing I was using had it when I found out I was pregnant. I could no longer use my normal daily moisturizer and face wash because of this, but Clean n Clear and my night time moisturizer were fine). I’m currently using Cetaphil face clothes, wash, moisturizer, and body lotion but didn’t switch to that until week 16. Seriously, I’m NOT complaining but concealer has been my best friend! My skin has gotten better since switching over to Cetaphil, but I still get them here and there. This week was pretty bad, but it may have been due to extra stress as well.

Predictor says: GIRL

4. Cravings: Sweet cravings means it’s a girl, salty and sour cravings points to boy.

I tend to normally have a sweet tooth, but I have NO desire to eat any sweets since my food aversions started in week 5.  I’ll eat sweets here and there, but I’m completely fine without them. I haven’t really been craving anything actually, although more bland carbs were the only things I could tolerate the first trimester. So, I guess I’m wanting more salty foods?

Predictor says: BOY

5. Morning Sickness: If you suffer from morning sickness, it’s a girl. If you’re feeling pretty normal, it’s a boy.

I had all day sickness since week 7, although it started to let up around week 15. I still have moments of feeling sick almost every day, but it’s not constant anymore.

Predictor says: GIRL.

6. Skin Test: Dry, rough skin means it’s a boy. Soft skin means it’s a girl.

It’s winter in west Texas, so that probably has a lot to do with it, but my skin has definitely been dry!

Predictor says: BOY

7. Chinese Gender Chart:
I used the one on Baby Center and it said boy. The one on The Bump said girl. These things are so dumb, haha.

Predictor says: UNSURE

8. Leg Hair: If your leg hair grows faster, it’s a boy. If not, it’s a girl.

I honestly haven’t noticed a difference, but I shave my legs literally every time I shower, so I never go more than a day without using a razor. I hate feeling stubble!

Predictor says: UNSURE

9. Mood: If you’re moodier than usual, it’s a girl. If you’re chill, it’s a boy.

This one isn’t that fair seeing that pregnancy after loss and infertility will definitely not make anyone “chill”. I have moments of being both completely chill and other times I feel like a crazy, possessed woman 😉

Predictor says: TOSS UP

10. What’s Your Guess?!

Based on what you read above or just your inclination, what do you think?

*****If you live away from your family and friends and can wait to tell them the gender, click the picture below to get a simple idea so that they can feel a part of the special time!


I found this poem online and added the last four lines to personalize it to send to some family members earlier this week. I bought gender reveal scratch off tickets off Amazon to include with it! Had to get creative since we’re not home with our family and friends for a gender reveal party 😦


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