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OregonJewels's picture
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Old Wives Tales

Thought it might be fun to have these all in one place as people get closer to finding out (or not finding out, as the case may be!).

PS- I copied these off of Sept 2011, so I don't know the accuracy of her source. If you know of others, post them here!

Old Wives Tales
Mayans
The Mayans determined the sex of the baby by taking the mother’s age at conception, and the year of conception. If both are even or both are odd… it’s a girl. If one is even and one is odd… it’s a boy.

Nausea
The old wives tale is that a girl will make you more nauseous.

Heart Rate
The old wives tales is if the heart rate is above 140, it’s a girl. If it’s below 140, it’s a boy.

Cravings
The old wives tale is that if you crave sweets, it’s a girl. If you crave sour, it’s a boy.

Husband’s Weight Gain
The old wives tale is that if your husband puts on weight during the pregnancy, it will be a girl.

Acne
The old wives tale is that a girl will cause acne because she is doubling your hormones.

Clumsiness
The old wives tales is that if you are clumsier than before, it’s a boy. If you are as graceful as ever, it’s a girl.

Hairy Legs
The old wives tale is that if the hair on your legs grows faster than before, it’s a boy.

Boobs
The old wives tale is that if your boobs grow a lot, it’s a girl.

Sleep
The old wives tale is that if you prefer to sleep on your right side, it’s a boy. If you prefer to sleep on your left side, it’s a girl.

Hands
The old wives tale is that if you have softer hands, it’s a girl. Rougher hands, it’s a boy.

High or Low
The old wives tale is that if you feel heaviness down low, it’s a boy. If you feel pressure up higher, it’s a girl.
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OregonJewels's picture
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For me...
Mayans...girl
Nausea...girl
Cravings...boy
DH...cant tell yet(DH gained lots with my boys)
Acne...neither(never had any with my boys either)
Clumbsy...girl
Hairy...N/A I dont shave my legs, havent for like 10 years
Boobs...girl(but had the same with my boys)
Sleep...neither
Hands...girl
Low...girl(so far)

So...girl I guess

Kate83's picture
Joined: 01/04/11
Posts: 587

Mayans: 27 & 2011= girl!

Nausea: more then prior-girl!

Heart Rate: 154 girl! (but the boys was also always this too)
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Cravings: sweets, girl! (of course I love sweet any time)

Husband’s Weight Gain: dh hasnt gained a lb since the day I met him

Acne: yes, girl!

Clumsiness: neither, I am a bit of both.

Hairy Legs: growing like crazy, boy!

Boobs: boobs growing like crazy, girl!

Sleep: I refer to myself as a rotissorie chicken, I flip every hour.

Hands: neither, depends on the weather.

High or Low: dont know yet!!!

kittenchan's picture
Joined: 08/12/07
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Mayans: girl

Nausea: girl

Heart Rate: girl

Cravings: salty... so neither (I craved salty with DD, though)

Husband’s Weight Gain: Not sure about this pg, but he gained last time and it was a girl!

Acne: More than normal, less than with DD, so not sure

Clumsiness: boy, but was crazy clumsy with DD too!

Hairy Legs: girl

Boobs: girl

Sleep: However feels best that night..

Hands: girl

High or Low: feeling pressure high now, but it's early.. tentative girl

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Mine were mostly GIRL answers... which means I'm probably having a BOY. Biggrin

jac81's picture
Joined: 11/22/10
Posts: 1131

Mayans - GIRL
Nausea - GIRL
Heart Rate - GIRL
Cravings - GIRL
Husband’s Weight Gain - Definitely GIRL! LOL!
Acne - GIRL!
Clumsiness - GIRL!
Hairy Legs - GIRL!
Boobs - BOY! They've stayed exactly the same, but grew huge with DS!
Sleep - GIRL!
Hands - GIRL! But my hands are always soft...never had rough hands before even when I was preggo with DS
High or Low - Neither right now

So I guess girl since I only answered one question boy. LOL!

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Mayans
The Mayans determined the sex of the baby by taking the mother’s age at conception, and the year of conception. If both are even or both are odd… it’s a girl. If one is even and one is odd… it’s a boy. girl

Nausea
The old wives tale is that a girl will make you more nauseous. girl

Heart Rate
The old wives tales is if the heart rate is above 140, it’s a girl. If it’s below 140, it’s a boy. girl

Cravings
The old wives tale is that if you crave sweets, it’s a girl. If you crave sour, it’s a boy. girl

Husband’s Weight Gain
The old wives tale is that if your husband puts on weight during the pregnancy, it will be a girl. DH is a bean pole - he doesn't gain weight

Acne
The old wives tale is that a girl will cause acne because she is doubling your hormones. definitely girl

Clumsiness
The old wives tales is that if you are clumsier than before, it’s a boy. If you are as graceful as ever, it’s a girl. clumsy no forgetful yes - girl

Hairy Legs
The old wives tale is that if the hair on your legs grows faster than before, it’s a boy. girl

Boobs
The old wives tale is that if your boobs grow a lot, it’s a girl. girl

Sleep
The old wives tale is that if you prefer to sleep on your right side, it’s a boy. If you prefer to sleep on your left side, it’s a girl. girl

Hands
The old wives tale is that if you have softer hands, it’s a girl. Rougher hands, it’s a boy. girl

High or Low
The old wives tale is that if you feel heaviness down low, it’s a boy. If you feel pressure up higher, it’s a girl. girl

Sounds like a girl to me Smile

AimeeLynne's picture
Joined: 09/29/08
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I tried it with this LO and with DS, and with THIS LO it was 8 out of 12 girl, and with DS it was 6 out of 12 so even! Hmmm I really really thought this one was a boy too, but the more things that come up say its a girl!

Dylemma's picture
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Well out of the 12 I got 4 girl 4 boy, 3 don't know and 1 not really applicable. I sleep on my right side so I can look outwards. I cannot sleep facing in to the middle of the bed lol Haven't heard the heartbeat yet. Wouldn't say I was clumsy or graceful and don't feel any pressure or heaviness. I just now a lot of them are incorrect for my previous pregnancies, for my 2DD's it says they should have been boys lol But it is fun lol

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Mayans Girl
Nausea Boy
Heart Rate Girl
Cravings Boy
DH Boy - Maybe
AcneBoy - no more than usual
Clumsiness Girl
Hairy Girl - no faster than before
BoobsBoy - up MAYBE a cup size?
Sleep Girl
Hands Girl
Low Boy

Well, 6 and 6 - it's a draw for me Smile

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Joined: 11/16/07
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Mayans: Boy (incorrect for my son, correct for my daughter)

Nausea: Boy (while I had nausea longest with DD, the intensity was the same all 3 times)

Heart Rate: Girl- 150 (with my other 2 HR was variable through out)

Cravings- Girlish- I want spicy and sweet. Fruit covered in Chamoy and jalapenos is all I want to eat.

Husband’s Weight Gain: Boy- he hasn't gained yet (but he gained with DS and not DD lol)

Acne: Boy (never had acne with either of my other 2 either)

Clumsiness: Boy- I can barely walk lately without tripping on something.

Hairy Legs: Girl (never changed with either baby before either)

Boobs: Girl (They grew a lot with DS but not DD lol)

Sleep: Boy

Hands: Boy, my hands have been so dry!

High or Low: Neither, it's kind of all over right now.

Looks like boy right now, but it seems like it was almost opposite for my other 2 pregnancies. So maybe for me that means girl lol.

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