Thursday, May 9, 2013


There's pretty much and old wives tale for everything. They're there to give their opinions on sickness and health, for better or for worse. Good thing they're wrong most of the time. But, that doesn't mean they aren't FUN! Especially when trying to guess the gender of your unborn little rue. Over the past few weeks I've been collecting these tales and comparing them to me. Some of them I've decided chose to pass on, like anything really involving urine, pee stick tests are bad enough. The best one I found was peeing in a cup of DRANO. Apparently, if it turns green you're having a girl and if it's blue you're having a boy. Unfortunately, DRANO can also do things like burn off your fingers or anything else that gets too close (lady parts eee). If you have been brave enough to try it, by all means, let me know. Just because I'm not ballsy enough to try it myself doesn't mean I'm curious.

So without further ado:
  • The carrying low is kind of a guess. I'm not showing a ton yet, but if I had to say one or the other, I would say low.
  • I've always had to be on my left side to fall asleep, so I don't know how much ground this one holds.
  • Honestly, I felt that my morning sickness sucked, but it went away almost completely around week 14 and I only had a few bad days. Compared to most women I've talked to, I had it easy.
  • I've been dry as dry can be over the past 4 months. It could be because it's been winter though?
  • I've had a total of 3 baby dreams since I've been pregnant and they've all been boys. Before I was pregnant I also had one, my mom and my SIL Melinda was sharing my birthing bed. Melinda and I were both in labor and my mom was hunkered down right in the middle of us. Melinda's baby also came out a beautiful little girl angel, mine came out a wrinkly, grouchy, little old man. But in baby form. My dreams have no legitimacy whatsoever.
  • I'm moody. I cry at least 3 times a week because I think someone or something doesn't like me anymore, or about my arms and how they're growing flabbier by the day. It's a hard life I live.
  • I read that motherly and fatherly intuition are right a lot of time time, so we had to take this into consideration.
  • At my 14 week appointment little rue's heart beat was 143 bpm, so I mean just barely over the line and still on the slower end if you ask me.
  • My headaches come raging in like a beast every evening.
  • I want salty: chips, mac n cheese, pizza, tacos, arbys, tamales, pizza, you know?
  • I've tried several Chinese gender predictors and they've said both, so I did 5 different ones and 3 out of the 5 said girl. This might be the most unscientific experiment I've ever done. Even more so then when I tried watering plants with water, juice, and milk and stunk up our garage for a solid month.
  • I just tied a piece of floss to my wedding ring last night and held it over my stomach. Has anyone else heard of that? When I held it up higher it swung back and fourth and when I put it closer it did circles. I felt a little ridiculous, but I'm sure I'll be doing it at least once more before we find out.
  • My hair has always been on the thin fine side, and I have noticed it's a tad bit thicker than usual. Hallelujah! I'll take it.
So, after much rigorous testing and recording, the old wives are almost split among themselves, but as the majority stands...boy. We'll find out tonight!

And then promptly head over to Baby Gap.

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried the pencil test? Google it. It's crazy accurate for the gals in my family.