We find out Baby Hooker’s gender next week, and I thought it would be fun to put together some old wives tales to see where Baby Hooker falls on gender predictions! From the beginning, my gut feeling is boy. Charles, on the other hand, has not leaned one way or the other. So, those are our predictions. Check out below for the old wives tales predictions, and I would love to hear what you think!
Old Wives Tale: Baby’s Heartbeat.
Girls are known to have faster heartbeats than boys. If the heartbeat is below 140 bpm, boy. If the heartbeat is above 140 bpm, girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: Baby’s heartbeat was 148 at the last checkup, so girl.
Old Wives Tale: Morning Sickness
This wives tale was a little unclear. I have read that if you have any morning sickness (meaning nausea), it is a girl, and no morning sickness means it is a boy. I have also read that if you have vomiting, it is girl, and if you have no vomiting (just nausea) it is a boy. So, interpret it however you feel. Baby Hooker Prediction: I had no vomiting, just nausea. So, boy?
Old Wives Tale: Cravings
It is said that if you are craving salty foods it is a boy, and if you are craving sweets it is a girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: I am definitely craving red meat more than anything – not sure where that stands on the salty versus sweet debate. I generally have a sweet tooth, which has decreased during pregnancy. I am eating more salty foods lately, but last week I snacked on dark chocolate with sea salt. So, if I had to lean more one way than the other, I would say I am craving salty foods more than sweet. So, boy?
Old Wives Tale: Headaches
Headaches during pregnancy are said to mean that you are carrying a boy, and no headaches during pregnancy is said to mean that you are carrying a girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: I had two really bad headaches (that I honestly thought were related to allergies), but I guess it could have been pregnancy. So, boy?
Old Wives Tale: The Linea Nigra
Some women develop a dark line down the center of their belly during pregnancy. It is said that if the line is below your belly button, it is a girl. If the line travels above your belly button, it is a boy. Baby Hooker Prediction: I started getting this line about two weeks ago. It is definitely below my belly button. Some days it looks like it could be a little above my belly button (but not by much). That could just be the lighting too. So, I would say girl at this point.
Old Wives Tale: The Mayans
It is said that the Mayans predicted baby’s gender by looking at the mother’s age of conception and the year of the conception. If both are even or both are odd, it is a girl. If one is even and one is odd, it is a boy. Baby Hooker Prediction: I am 31 years old, and we conceived in 2018. So, boy.
Old Wives Tale: The Ramzi Method
This relates to your early ultrasound and what side of the uterus the baby has attached to. If you have a transvaginal ultrasound, it is said that if baby attaches to the left side it is a girl, and if the baby attaches to the right it is a boy. Baby Hooker Prediction: Baby Hooker was attached to the left side at our first ultrasound. So, girl.
Old Wives Tale: Moodiness
If you are more mellow during pregnancy, it is said that you are carrying a boy. If you are more moody than mellow, it is said that you are carrying a girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: I am wayyyyy more mellow – this has been the best part of pregnancy. So, boy.
Old Wives Tale: Nail Growth
If your nails are thicker and stronger, expect a boy. If your nails are breaking easier than normal, than expect a girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: No change on my nail growth or breaking. So, unclear.
Old Wives Tale: Hair
If your hair becomes thick and glossy, you are carrying a boy. If your hair is dull and limp, you are carrying a girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: My hair was thick before pregnancy, and I have not noticed a change either way. So, unclear?
Old Wives Tale: Skin
It is said that carrying a baby girl will leave you with oiler skin and more acne. Carrying a baby boy will leave you with dryer skin and a pregnancy “glow”. Baby Hooker Prediction: My skin is normally dry especially during the summer and that hasn’t changed with pregnancy. I am having less breakouts (I think this is because I am more mellow/relaxed). Not sure if I have a pregnancy “glow” or not. So, boy?
Old Wives Tale: Clumsy or Graceful
It is said that if you are clumsier than usual, you are carrying a boy. If you have no changes, you are carrying a girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: I was clumsy before pregnancy, and this hasn’t changed. So, maybe girl?
Old Wives Tale: High versus Low
It is said that if you are carrying baby low, you are expecting a boy. If you are carrying baby high, you are expecting a girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: This one was hard because I feel like my belly just popped out in the last week or so. I have had people tell me that I am carrying high. So, girl?
Old Wives Tale: Wedding Ring Test
Take your wedding ring and tie it to the end of a string. Lie down and have someone dangle the string above your belly. If it moves in circles, you are having a boy. If it moves side to side, you are having a girl. Baby Hooker Prediction: Charles thought I was crazy for trying this one, but it is a classic wives tale. We did this one very early on in pregnancy, and it moved in circles. So, boy.
Gender Predictions Completed: 14
Gender Prediction Boy: 7
Gender Prediction Girl: 5
Gender Prediction Unclear: 2
What do you think? Boy or girl?
XOXO – Ashley