Boy or Girl?

Hey guys! So we had our 20 week ultrasound late last week. Baby is doing very well, and it was awesome to get to see them. They looked in detail at all of baby’s limbs and organs, and everything seems to be going well. The main reason we were excited to go though, was because we would be able to find out the gender.

So without further ado, we’re having a GIRL!

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Reusing this image cause I haven’t taken a more recent bump photo lol

The sonographer was completely sure, as baby was in a really good position to tell. Rory and I are officially going to have a daughter next year! Her name is pretty much all picked out, but we’re still keeping that to ourselves.

Funnily enough, I had a running theory that we would be having a boy because of my symptoms. I didn’t have any morning sickness and that’s similar to my mum’s pregnancy with my brother. She had lots of morning sickness and nausea for me and my sister. But obviously, each pregnancy is different. There’s really no way to predict gender. But on that note, I’ve found heaps of random old wives tales online of how to predict gender. So now that we know for sure, I thought it would be fun to try them out!

Here’s the link to a list of 12 Old Wives Tales for predicting the gender. I’m sure there’s even more out there. I’ll just do a few of them, but they’re all hilarious.

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Sweet Vs Salty Cravings

If you crave sweet things, it’s a sign you’re having a girl. If you crave salty things, it’s a sign you’re having a boy.

My cravings vary a lot. A lot of the time I can’t tell if it’s a pregnancy craving or just a me craving. But it varies between salty and sweet, so this doesn’t help.

Morning Sickness

If you suffer from extreme nausea or morning sickness, you could be carrying a girl.

So I had heard this one before, which seemed to fit my previous theory. I had no morning sickness, but I’m carrying a girl. So this one doesn’t fit.

Pregnancy Glow

If your complexion is bright and your hair is luscious, you’re carrying a boy. If that glow isn’t really there, you’re carrying a girl.

I haven’t been able to tell if I’m ‘glowing’, but I have been told I am. My hair has been stronger though which I appreciate. So according to that, baby should be a boy. Nope.

Carrying high versus low

If you’re carrying high then you’re having a girl, carrying low means you’re having a boy.

I can’t really tell where I’m carrying. Maybe I’ll see more as I get bigger.

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Ring test

Tie a ring on a string and hang it over your belly. If it swings in a circular motion, you’re having a girl. If it swings side to side, you’re having a boy.

This one came up a few times. There were different variations, including the ring being you or your partner’s ring, or that instead of a string, you should a piece of your hair. I decided to go for the craziest one, and used a piece of my hair and my wedding ring for this. It swung side to side pretty insistently, so it’s a sign that baby is a boy. Nope.

Heart rate

If baby’s heart rate is above 140 beats per minute, then you’re having a girl.

Baby’s heart rate has consistently been around 150-160 beats per minute I believe. So this one checks out for us.

Chinese Gender Predictor Chart

Match the month of conception with the mother’s age at conception and find out if you’ll be having a boy or girl.

This one was fun to try out, as it was just following along a chart. It also correctly guessed that we’ll be having a girl.

So yeah, these tell you nothing really. Each pregnancy is unique and the only way to tell the gender with accuracy is with the ultrasound, or when baby officially arrives. It was still fun to try them out though!

That’s all for this post. We’re excited to meet this little lady next March. It’s a lot more fun to look at baby clothes now haha!

Angela.

Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
45 comments
  1. That’s so exciting that you now know if you’re having a boy or a girl! Those old wives tales are funny, there’s really no way to tell until you get that ultra sound lol

    1. We’re so happy we finally know! Haha, it’s so much fun to read all the weird ways people have tried to guess genders. But there’s really no way to know till that scan 😁

  2. Congratulations!!! A beautiful profile picture!!

    1. Thank you!

  3. Ahhh I am SO excited for you guys! That is so exciting! Huge congrats beauty! <3

    1. Thank you Kate! ❀️

  4. First off, congrats on a baby girl!!! I’m so so excited for you and God bless your family and child. Also, LOVE this post! It was so interesting to see how different theories were tested out. Why do girls give their moms a hard time tho? We’re talking nausea and no glow like 😭 Everyone thought my mom would be having a boy (while pregnant with my sister) and even in the first few ultrasounds, the doctors said she was a boy but once the baby grew a bit it showed it was a girl.πŸ˜‚ Great post and so excited for you!

    1. Thank you! Haha, it does seem that carrying a girl means a rougher pregnancy in a lot of these for some reason 🀣 I’m glad my one has been pretty easy in comparison 😁

  5. So fun! Congrats on the girl!! I’m ~6 weeks behind you (just announced! https://www.areweadultsyet.com/2018/11/05/laura-is-pregnant/) and really enjoying these recaps as a preview for what’s ahead!
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    1. Aww that’s awesome! Congrats to you guys as well 😁

  6. This is so exciting! Congrats. And as for the old wives tale I think the only one that might hold any stick is how you carry the baby, and in my opinion, based on that photo I’d say you are carrying high, so that one might be true! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Sarah! It’s crazy how many variations there are out there! I never have a good view of how my bump is so I’ll take your word for it 😁

  7. Yayy! I’m very happy for you, Angela!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

    1. Thank you so much Rose!

  8. The wives tales are really neat! Congrats on finding out it’s a girl (: she’s gonna be so beautiful

    1. They’re definitely really interesting! Thank you 😊

  9. You sound so excited! Can’t wait to hear what name you choose if you decide to share it x

    1. We really are haha! 😁

  10. Such exciting news, congratulations. Looking forward to find out the name when you decide on it. xx

    1. Thank you Azra! 😁

  11. Yay for girls!!!!

    1. Haha, exactly!

  12. Awww congrats on your sweet Baby Girl!!! How exciting, Angela <3 It was fun to read these wives tales. Thanks for sharing and praying for a super smooth rest of the pregnancy!

    1. Thank you so much!

  13. Aww congratulations hun, wishing you a safe pregnancy journey. Sending lots of love! πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

    1. Thank you so much! 😁

  14. Congrats!! And that’s funny. Some old wives tales are the opposite in my culture if I remember correctly, like the heart bpm, if it’s higher it’s a boy, and if you’re extremely nauseous it’s a boy lol.
    I remember just instinctively knowing that i was gonna have a boy and my ultrasound confirmed it for me lol. But anyway, it’s good you didn’t have to struggle much with morning sickness, I lost weight and it lasted for two months 😩😩 lol

    1. Thank you! I’m really happy I missed out on morning sickness, it was one part of pregnancy I was really hoping to avoid haha!

  15. Congrats to you guys! It’s so exciting that you’re having a baby girl xx

    1. Thanks Amelia! We’re very excited πŸ™‚

  16. Congratulations it’s lovely to find out the baby’s a girl xx

    1. Thank you! We’re very excited πŸ™‚

  17. Congrats Angela!

    1. Thank you!

      1. You’re welcome!

  18. So exciting! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you!

  19. Congratulations! wishing you a safe journey not just through pregnancy but also in raising your baby girl! This make me think of a great article I’d like to share.
    https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g20031222/What-Babies-Need-and-Want/

    1. Thank you!

  20. How exciting!! It must be so amazing to think about it and know for sure that you are having a daughter!

    1. It really is incredible!! Thank you Courtney πŸ˜€

  21. Congratulations Angela!! I feel what you feeling. I also going to have a baby next year
    Best wishes for you, Rory and the baby girl.

    1. Thank you so much, and congratulations to you as well!! πŸ™‚

  22. Congratulations! This is so exciting! I’ve got my 20week scan next week!xo

    1. Thank you! Good luck to you guys! It’s so amazing being able to see the little one during the scans πŸ˜€

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