Baby B! Sugar & Spice Or Snakes & Snails?

Tomorrow is the day! The anatomy scan! I can’t wait to see Baby B again and I am thrilled that Anna is coming along. We plan to go out for burgers and fries afterwards.

It is also the day that, if baby cooperates, we will find out if baby is a boy or girl!

Haha, at the very beginning, I was stubborn on wanting to wait the full 40 weeks, at the delivery room, to find out about the gender. Since we are 99.99% sure this is our last baby, I thought it would be fun to be surprised this time.

But the planner in me won at the end and I am so anxious to find out if we are having another daughter or a son!

A lot of women just “know” what they are carrying…I don’t have it. But I do have a slight feeling that it may be a girl…since hub’s side of the family is nearly all girls.

Anyway, before I find out tomorrow at exactly 2:30pm, I thought I would take this old wives’ tale quiz for fun.

Boy or Girl? 21 Old Wives’ Tales That May Tell You

Sleep Position
Pay attention to which way you lay down in bed tonight. If you prefer sleeping on your left side, you’ll have a boy. Right side? You’re pregnant with a girl.
BOY – I sleep on the left, but this is to avoid having my face kicked by Anna.

Upset Stomach
Little girls aren’t always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter.
BOY – I do have nausea, but not extreme.

Soft or Dry Hands
If your hands are dry during pregnancy, you are having a boy; soft—expect a girl.

Food Cravings
Your favorite pregnancy foods may tell you what sex the baby is. If you’re craving citrus while pregnant, you’re having a girl.
GIRL – I have an orange every day. It was the same with Anna.

Adult Acne
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl.
BOY – no acne this time. With Anna, I broke out like a teenager.

Graceful or Clumsy Pregnancy
If you feel as though you’re gliding through the day, you’ll have a girl. Stumbling? It’s a boy.
BOY – but it may be because I work full time and go home to a toddler.

Face Weight Gain
If your face gets fuller, it means you’re having a girl.
BOY – no change so far.

Sugar and Spice Food Cravings
Craving salt during pregnancy? Potato chips, pretzels, and popcorn means a boy is on the way. Need a little something sweet? Ice cream, chocolate, and candy means you’re having a girl.

Mood Changes
If you’re experiencing pregnant mood-swings, expect a baby girl to arrive soon.

High or Low Pregnant Belly
If you’re carrying the baby low on your stomach, expect a boy. If it’s high, you’re having a girl.
BOY, but I also carried Anna low on my tummy.

Baby Weight
If you’re carrying baby in front, it’s a boy. Is the baby weight spaced all around your middle? It’s a girl.

Pendulum Test
Dangle a chain with a charm over your palm. If it swings back and forth: boy. In a circle: girl.
Not tested.

Model Your Hands
“Show me your hands.” If you would hold your hands palms up it’s a girl. Down? You’re having a boy.

Toddler Advice
Get baby advice from a nephew or friend’s little boy. If a toddler boy shows interest in your belly, you’ll have a girl. If he ignores you, it’s a boy.
Not tested.

Eat Garlic
Guess the baby’s sex by eating garlic. If the smell seeps out of your pores it’s a boy. If there’s no scent it’s a little girl.

Key to Pregnancy
If you pick up a key by the round end, you’re having a boy. If it’s by the long end? A girl.
Not sure, I just grab them with my entire palm.

Even and Odd Numbers
If your age and year of conception are both even or odd, it’s girl. One even, one odd means a boy.

Baby’s Heartbeat
If the baby’s heart beats more than 150 times per minute, you’re pregnant with a girl. Less than 150, it’s a boy.

Stress Test
A child tends to be of the same sex as the parent who is less stressed at the time of conception.
Not sure.

Dream Meanings
If you dream about having a girl while pregnant, you will wind up having a boy and vice versa.
No dreams.

Breast Size
If your right breast is larger than the left while pregnant, you are having a girl. If the left is larger, it’s a baby boy.

My score: BOY - 9 GIRL - 6

There’s also the Chinese Gender Chart which some people swear by, but you have to use your Chinese age and the month of conception needs to be the Chinese Lunar Month. With what I *think* is the right combo, I am having a girl.

Well, either way, we should find out for sure tomorrow!


  1. :)

    And either way, I know this child will be loved beyond words.


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