Recently I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I know whether I’m having a boy or a girl this pregnancy. When I reply that no, I don’t, as my next scan isn’t until next week, around 60% of them follow up with, ‘any idea what you think you might be having?’
Well, no! I’m don’t have psychic abilities. I usually reply that I have always imagined having a boy but there’s also a 50 percent chance that it’s a girl.
A couple of people have asked me to stand up, turn around etc and predicted what gender they think the baby will be. Apparently I am ‘carrying like a girl’ but gut instinct is a boy. Nothing like covering all bases!
An older lady told me that I’m having a girl because my bum doesn’t stick out far enough! Apparently boys make your bum stick out. Who knew?!
My bump (not bum!) does stick out quite far but I think it’s because I’m pretty skinny and have massive kidneys compared to the average person, so there’s not really anywhere else for the pregnancy to go except out front!
I’ve had a look online to see what gender the other old wives’ tales think I might be having, with the following results:
Carrying high: girl
Carrying all out front: boy
Baby’s heart rate 140+ beats: girl
Wanting salty foods or cheese: boy
Chinese Gender Predictor: girl (or boy, depending which website you use!)
Little or no morning sickness: boy
Age at time of conception + number of month of conception is odd: girl
More prone to headaches: boy
So, there we go. I think those are pretty conclusive results. We’re expecting either a girl or a boy! We’ll just have to wait until the scan next week to find out. Provided the baby faces the right way of course!