My second ultrasound is scheduled for January 28th and if This Little Baby wants to make its mommy and daddy very happy, it will give us a sneak peak and reveal its gender!

I have thought for YEARS that my first would be a boy, but lately I’ve been feeling that baby is a girl, especially after a very vivid dream I had the other night where I was holding her for the first time — all dark eyes and strawberry blonde hair. The dream stuck with me all day. Of course that means nothing, and come the end of the month I could be out shopping for blue!

Kasia over at Good Finking posted a list of Old Wives’ tales that are supposed to predict your baby’s gender, and I thought it would be fun to give it a try:

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.

GIRL – I prefer sleeping on my right side, but have been making a solid effort to lie on my left as the circulation is supposed to be better for baby.

Upset Stomach
Little girls aren’t always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter.

GIRL — If you base it on the month of morning sickness I had in the first trimester. There’s little nausea now, but some annoying indigestion.

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 — My only real craving thus far has bee pineapple and oranges. And orange juice. And clementines — by the box-full.

Adult Acne
If altering hormones makes your skin break out, expect a girl.

GIRL — and my, hasn’t that been fun.

Graceful or Clumsy Pregnancy
If you feel as though you’re gliding through they day, you’ll have a girl. Stumbling? It’s a boy.

Undecided. Sometimes I’m a total spaz, forgetting everything. Other days I’m fine. Although, the other day I was on the phone with my sister and could not form a full sentence. She was like, what is WRONG with you?? So in that case — BOY.

Face Weight Gain
If your face gets fuller, it means you’re having a girl.

I’ve only just started to gain some weight, so I don’t have the answer for this yet. But when I’ve gained weight in the past, I’ve gained in my face, so — GIRL.

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.

GIRL. Mmmm, ice cream.

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

GIRL — and Michael will attest to this one, I’m sure. The mood swings come on fast and furious, then disappear as quickly as they arrived.

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.

I don’t think I’m far enough along to answer this, but S. commented on Belly Friday that it looked like I was carrying a boy based on the position of my stomach. — BOY.

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.

Same as the last question, but we’ll go with BOY.

Pendulum Test
Dangle a chain with a charm over your palm. If it swings back and forth: boy. In a circle: girl.


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.

I agree with Kasia’s answer: “Not sure – since I know the outcome, I can’t be sure I could do it spontaneously.”

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.

Last night our friend’s two-year old boy asked if he could see my belly when we told him there was a baby in there. Then he stuck his finger in my belly button. — GIRL.

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.

I didn’t try this, but I would guess GIRL since I always smell like garlic after I eat it. Cumin, too, actually.

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.

Umm…BOY, I think.

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.

I don’t know. I’ve heard it twice, but they didn’t tell me what the beats per minute were.

Stress Test
A child tends to be of the same sex as the parent who is less stressed at the time of conception.

I don’t think either of us were stressed, but he’s always more level headed than I am — BOY.

Dream Meanings
If you dream about having a girl while pregnant, you will wind up having a boy and vice versa.

BOY if I base it on the really vivid dream.

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.

I’m pretty sure they’re about the same right now. And in the way.

* Source 

If I belive any of these, it’s overwhelmingly GIRL. But who knows?

So, what do you think? Are we having a boy or a girl? About 90 percent of the people in my life think we’re having a boy, and Kodiak thinks we’re having a tasty treat for him.