A Fun Gender Prediction Test

20 week ultrasound

20 weeks

 

We had our 20 week ultrasound today and got the double thumbs up that our baby is healthy and looking great! He or she weighs about 13 ounces and is around 10 inches long. We are waiting to be surprised with finding out the gender so I thought it would be fun to do a gender prediction! We’ll see if it turns out right once the baby arrives in July. There hasn’t been a little girl in our family in a long time so it would be sweet to have a girl but a boy would be just as awesome and he would have 2 boy cousins close to his age to play with.

1. If you have morning sickness, it’s a girl. If you don’t, it’s a boy.
Zero morning sickness, unless you count extreme tiredness. I never got sick or felt queasy even once. I had an aversion to some smells but that’s it.  Result: BOY

2. If you crave sweets, it’s a girl.  Craving sour/salt? It’s a boy.
Give me all the sweets. I dream about them. I pretend to bake big batches of brownies and multi-layer cakes. Pinterest can be dangerous! I stick to small servings of frozen yogurt a few nights a week and enjoy a weekly instead if daily splurge dessert.  Result: GIRL

3. Use a Chinese Gender Predictor to predict the sex, based on your due date and birthday.
The predictor on The Bump says girl and on Baby Center it says boy. So I figured…try a 3rd test and pick the 2 out of 3. Chinese Gender Chart says it’s a girl, so GIRL it is!  Result: GIRL

4. If the baby’s heartbeat is regularly above 140 bpm, it’s a girl.  Below 140 bpm — it’s a boy.
Baby’s heart rate has been in the 150’s or 160’s every appointment. Today at the ultrasound it was 148. However, when my sister Angela was expecting her first child the babies heartbeat was always in the 160’s and she had a boy. Result: GIRL

5. If you prefer sleeping on your right side, it’s a girl.  If you gravitate towards the left, it’s a boy.
I sleep on both sides but the right side is my fav.  Result: GIRL

6. If you’re extra moody, it’s a girl.  If you’re even-keeled, it’s a boy.
I definitely have my moods but I have to be honest, I have been mostly even-keeled. When I feel a potential stressful situation is coming I find this way to avoid the conflict or leave the room instead of engaging it (which normally isn’t like me). I haven’t even cried!  Result: BOY

7. If you’re clumsy, you’re having a boy. Graceful as can be?  It’s a girl.
I haven’t done anything I consider clumsy.  Result: GIRL

8. More headaches mean you’re having a boy, less means it’s a girl.
I’m not generally prone to headaches, but I did have a couple during my first trimester (apparently it’s pretty normal due to the increase in blood flow). I don’t consider those 2-3 headaches a lot so I’m saying girl. Result: GIRL

9. If your hands are soft, it’s a girl. If they’re dry, it’s a boy.
My hands are always dry, especially in the winter. Oddly enough this past winter they were less dry and I noticed how much softer they were before I saw this test!  Result: GIRL

10. If you’re carrying high, it’s a girl. If your belly is low, it’s a boy.
It may be too early to tell this one since I’m “only” 20 weeks. I posted a pic of myself on one of the baby apps on my phone and I had 5 girl votes and 1 boy vote. Result: GIRL

GIRL: 8 points  BOY: 2 points

Let’s see if the predictor is right or not!

20 Weeks

Sunday was amazing. Our days got longer. The high was 68! We worked in the yard and house and ended our day with a sunset cruise!
Sunday boating
daylight savings sunset
I posted this masterpiece on Instagram last week for #tbt. It’s something I drew when I was 4 years old…my mom expecting my younger sister Angela!
My mom expecting my sister Angela
12 weeks versus 20 weeks. I took the 20 week pic yesterday after spin class. What a change!
12 weeks vs 20 weeks
How far along? 20 weeks
Baby’s size: about the size of a banana and about 10 1/2 inches long from head to toes
Total weight gain: 10 pounds
Symptoms: I had the strangest thing happen today. I was sitting in the passenger seat of the car waiting for my fiance to come outside and my feet and legs got extremely tingly and right after noticing that I got very dizzy and lightheaded. For some reason instead of sitting still and relaxing I felt like I should go inside and lay down. I made it to the kitchen and almost fainted. Luckily Travis caught me and helped me to the sofa. I felt better after shutting my eyes for a few minutes but I still called my doctor’s office to see what they thought. They asked about how much water I had been drinking and what I had for breakfast. They mentioned that maybe my blood pressure and iron needed to be checked. Because I have had a healthy, normal pregnancy so far they decided that I didn’t need to come in and asked me just to monitor it and call back if/when it happens again. I have an appointment Friday for an ultrasound and next Monday for my regular check up so I’m not bothered about not being seen like I would be if my next appointment were a couple weeks away.
Clothes: I didn’t take my regular weekly pic today because I haven’t felt well since the almost fainting episode. I’ll tell you about my clothes from my Sunday boat trip. My plaid button up is Superdry brand (non-maternity). My tank is the same from last weeks update, a maternity ribbed knit jersey tank from Old Navy. My shorts are Target (non-maternity) and in case you wondered they aren’t buttoned or zipped…thanks belly band!
Workouts – Last week (Mar 3 – Mar 9):
  • 1 hour spin class
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga class
  • 4 miles on the elliptical
  • and another 1 hour spin class
Last week: We bought our current home last November knowing that it needed some updating. Our first 2 projects are getting hardwood floors installed and having the entire house painted. Last week we had 3 different contractors out to measure and quote for flooring. We’re excited to make a decision and get started with the reno! Also, as of Saturday we are finally experiencing constant spring whether. I’ve been digging old plants out of my potting containers outside, picking up sticks, trimming dead palm tree branches and just enjoying being in flip flops.
Cravings: Whole Foods brand of “cheerios” with milk or almond milk and best with banana and granola. Lemon hummus…I accidentally bought it but it was a good accident….it’s delish and SO good with rice crackers. Any kind of yogurt. After grocery shopping, I usually have 6-8 different flavors in the fridge. Avocados on toast. Avocados on chicken. Avocados in general. Stoneyfield organic creme caramel frozen yogurt. I’m proud that I can make a pint last 3 nights 🙂
Drinking: Decaf. Water. Zevia Ginger Ale. Coconut water. Unsweetened iced tea with fresh lemon.
Looking forward to: My ultrasound on Friday is top of the list. We also ordered our crib today to celebrate the 20 week mark. We decided on the Babyletto Hudson crib in white. I also got an organic crib mattress to go with it. Both are from All Modern. Free shipping and they will be here by Monday!