Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's a ... Gabel!

Before our big ultrasound this week, we tested out a few theories and old wives tales online to see how accurate they are in predicting gender.
  • A couple of ancient Chinese gender calculators both predicted a girl.
  • One theory says that craving sweets indicate a girl while salty or sour cravings indicate a boy. I mostly have been wanting plain things, like bread and pasta and cheese. So we'll call this one a wash.
  • Another one said ancient Mayans believed if the mother's age at conception and year of conception were both odd or both even years, it's a girl, and if one was even and one odd it's a boy. In this case, we would be having a boy.
  • Girls supposedly steal their mother's beauty, so if you're breaking out (yep!), it's a girl.
  • Tie a ring to a string and hang it over your belly. If it goes back and forth it's a boy, if it goes in a circle it's a girl. The first two attempts the ring didn't move. The second two times it seemed like maybe it was going in a circle. Girl.
  • If you're sick during the first trimester (yep!) this is also supposed to indicate a girl.
Chris from the beginning thought we were having a girl. I thought girl at first, then boy for a while, then back to girl. I had dreams about a boy and a girl, Chris had a dream about a boy. Either way, of course, we would be thrilled. Most important is having a healthy baby, and everything looked good on the ultrasound so we are very thankful.

And it appears most of these theories were right, for us anyway.

We're having a Girl!


Leia said...

Congrats on your baby girl news. Poor Gabriel continues to be the only boy. It amazing to me how that has worked out. Question: before you found out you were pregnant did you have any dreams about water? I've always heard women dream about water in someway or form. I have very vivid dreams that I usually remember clearly and am still waiting for the day I wake up thinking of water.

Denise said...

Wow! So happy to hear that a little girl is now part of your family circle. Just miraculous the whole wonderment of birth, whew!

Many congratulations and blessings to you guys! Yay!

Melynda Hache' said...

Congratulations!!! Although our girls seems to be the toughest of teh group, I am still excited for you to have a girl! Yes, Gabriel is teh only boy, but he will enjoy that when they are older. :) I had dreams about water both times! Can't wait to hear the name and see your growing belly in just a few weeks!!!

Tammy said...

Thanks guys!

Leia, I had a lot going on the week I found out I was pregnant - a job interview/offer, preparing for my graduate defense and preparing for my craft fair. I honestly don't remember any dreams! I've never heard that before, though, so maybe I had them and just didn't remember because I didn't think they were significant.

Melynda, the name is top secret! At least, it will be once we pick one :-) Can't wait to see everyone!

Kyria said...

Congrats Tammy!!! That's great. I think having a girl first is better anyway, as I was first and I was a perfect child. ;)