One of the most exciting parts of expecting a baby is trying to guess what the gender is. If you Google everything and it’s cat (like I do) you may have come across a few crazy gender prediction tests. But do they actually work? Well, a few days ago we visited my OBYN and she could FINALLY see whether we’re having a boy or a girl! Eeek! Here are the fun baby gender prediction tests that got it right! (Yes, I am keeping you in suspense until the end of the post. Call me dramatic, if you must.)
It’s in the baby bump
Check out your belly in the mirror. Carrying low? It’s probably a boy. Carrying high? It’s a girl! I always thought that I was carrying pretty high. Could it be a girl?
Chips vs Sweeties
They say that girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice. So if you’re craving sweet things, you’re most likely carrying a little girly! Craving salty or sour foods means that it’s a boy. With that said I eat enough cheesy hot chips to guarantee that this little bebe is a budding boy! But is it?
What does the heart say
I’ve read articles that explain that a girl’s heart beat is faster than that of a boy. So next time you’re due for an ultrasound, make sure to check if the babes heartbeat is 140+ per minute. My babes heartbeat was 147. A clear indication that it’s a girl, right?
Chinese Birth Chart
The Chinese Birth Chart is an ancient method of calculating your baby’s gender by using your conception dates and other factors. Parenting.com has a version that you can try out over here. I did it and according to the Chinese, I am having a girl! Hmmm…
Well known baby and parenting website, Baby Centre, also has a ‘gender predictor’ and when I tried theirs out it said that it’s a boy! Give it a go over here.
Put a ring on it
This is a bit ‘hocus pocus’, but legend says that if you tie your wedding ring to a string, and hang it over your belly, the ring would bare all the answers! If it swings back and forth then it’s a girl. If it swings in a circle, it’s a little boy. I tried this and the ring “told” me that I am expecting a girl.
Some said boy, some said girl. But what did my heart say? Well, my spreadsheet heart said that I don’t really care whether I’m expecting a boy or a girl, or one of each (aaack!) This precious gift of life is enough! But I still wanted to know, you know? Anyways, it turns out:
It’s a boy! We are so excited! (p.s. Gender prediction tests are fun but not always accurate, it turns out!)