Well, today is the big day….we will be finding out the gender of baby #2!
To say we are excited would be a gross understatement. My friend Steph did this when she was pregnant and I thought it would be fun to do the same, so I’m going to see what some of the old wives tales believe it is….boy or girl?
High or Low?
This one is hard for me to gauge. I am very tall and also have an extremely long torso so it is harder to tell the highs from the lows on me, I think. There is more room for the baby to spread out so it could potentially be a little deceiving. If I had to choose though, I’m going with low on this one.
According to this wives tale, if the heart rate is over 140 then you are having a girl, under means boy. The last visit showed a heart rate of 150 BPM but Dyce’s heart rate was always much higher….in the 170’s and 180’s. This kinda disproves the theory (which I never believed much in anyway) but for the sake of playing the game, this one says girl!
Sweet or Salty?
Honestly, give me both! If I were to compare to my last pregnancy, I would have to say I am definitely craving more sweet. I ask Brad to pick me up chewy sweet tarts almost every time he goes to the gas station. That’s not something I would EVER ask for so this one goes to the girls!
Chinese Birth Chart?
This one actually has some merit to it! It predicted Dyce was a boy and said the same for baby #2!
They sat that girls steal their mother’s beauty and you get a “pregnancy glow” with a boy. Well, I’m pretty sure any glow I had left me many years ago but I will say that lately my face looks like I am going though the peak of puberty. Unfortunately, many zit creams aren’t safe to use so I have been getting in some extra all natural facials (can’t complain about that)!
I have been very fortunate with both pregnancies to have had a relatively easy first trimester. I never was sick with either one. This leads me more to think it’s another boy!
As fun as some of these are….I really don’t put much faith in them. I tend to go more on gut instinct. That has been a little harder this time around though. With Dyce I just knew it was a boy….even though we didn’t find out the gender until he was born. Every dream I had, he was a HE! With this pregnancy I have had dreams both ways. However, I will say that the boy dreams are much more vivid that the girl dreams have been.
This past weekend I was asked several times which I would prefer to have, a boy or girl. I answered honestly….Everyone prays to have a healthy child…so that is a given, first and foremost. I have gone through both scenarios in my head and I honestly love how they both play out! I would obviously love to have a little girl one day, but it would also be nice for Dyce to have a little brother close in age to run around with. Also, I think I secretly hope that if it’s a boy then I have a better chance of convincing my husband we need to have more! J Hahaha!
People always say,
Come on, you must be leaning one way or another on this!
I lie and say I honestly don’t know. I know.
Tomorrow you will too!!! Place your bets now :)
I had another doctor appointment yesterday and you know how they really don’t make pregnant women wait on the doctor (if you didn’t know…they don’t)…..well, I waited over an hour and a half before seeing mine!
I guess there were a lot of pregnancy emergencies or something. Given my recent levels of impatience and frustration, I was genuinely surprised that this didn’t really bother me. I think I was more concerned for the tiny woman sitting across from me who could barely walk and looked like her child was literally about to see sunlight. When they finally called my name (before this poor woman), I insisted that she go before me….I was that concerned for whatever was going on with her.
Anyway, Baby D’s heart rate was 150 BPM. That’s a good bit slower than Dyce’s was so Brad hopes this baby will be laid back like him. I’m not entirely convinced that such a child exists before the age of 10.
The most exciting thing about my visit was that we set the date for our next ultrasound, the one where we get to find out the gender of Baby D!
I walked up to the receptionist to schedule the appointment and when she told me the date I could feel the warm, stinging sensation start to form in my eyes….you know, the one where your nose starts to tingle as you fight back tears. I immediately looked down at my phone and pretended to look at my calendar.
The date is not only significant because it’s one of my best friends birthdays, but it’s also the one year anniversary of the sudden passing of my dear friends father. I think in that moment I was just caught off guard by my own emotions….such extreme highs and lows. In a split second I was left pondering the significance of both life and afterlife. Some dates you just never forget, and now this one for many reasons.
We aren’t sure how or even if we will share the news. We contemplated just keeping the gender to ourselves, but that might be easier said than done.
Little boy? Little girl? I’m not sure what I think it is yet….I keep going back and forth. One thing’s for sure….if this baby has even half the personality as Dyce, then we are in for an exciting life!
So, funny story about this pic….I am in a wedding next weekend and wanted to see which (if any) of my current dresses would be appropriate for the upcoming events (parties, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, etc.), so I tried this dress on and sent it to my girlfriends. We all decided the growing belly just looked weird and made this dress inappropriately short. Tight and pregnant just isn’t that flattering….but still funny, right?!