Sunday, August 3, 2008

Boy or Girl???

I took down the poll today. Seems most of you think it is a boy 48%, 11% of you think I am having a monkey and 40% think it is a girl.

Well my friends agree with you, they all say boy too, although they know how much R wants a daughter so they are hoping to be wrong. Family on the other hand all seem to think it is a girl. If you ask me I will pull neutrality most of the time and other times I will actually share that part of me thinks it is a girl, but I am not sure if that is just because R wants a little girl. Don't get me wrong R would be happy for a boy or a girl, healthy is all we are praying for BUT he has always thought he would have a daughter. I thought the same thing to as a teen and even as an adult but obviously infertility changed that. Infertility has made me thankful for morning sickness and pregnancy symptoms, grateful for the chance at a pregnancy and a healthy baby and knowledgeable that some aren't so lucky.

Debating gender seems trivial when what tomorrow is really about is determining if the baby is healthy but it is fun to guess and my worrying won't change anything. So wanna play?

The following are some old wives tales about gender:

1) If you carry high, it’s a girl. Low, it’s a boy. There is no high on my 5 foot 2 body so BOY!

2) If the heartbeat is under 140 bpm, it’s a boy. If it is over 140 bpm, it’s a girl. It always seems to be up above 150 just about every time we listen so that would be GIRL.

3) Tie your wedding ring to a string and dangle it over your belly. If it swings back and forth, it’s a boy. If it goes in circles, it’s a girl. It doesn't matter who holds the string, it goes in a circle: GIRL

4) Chinese Gender Chart ( say this is correct 90% of the time. I was 25, and the month was April: BOY

5) If you have acne during pregnancy, it’s a girl. If you don’t, it’s a boy. Pregnancy has cleared up my acne, BOY.

6) If you have morning sickness, you’re having a girl. If you don’t, you’re having a boy. I don't know, does morning sickness count if you don't throw up? If non-throwing up count:Girl if it doesn't: Boy.

7) If your breasts have gotten bigger, you’re having a girl! If they’ve stayed the same, it’s a boy. Then it’s definitely a GIRL!

8) If your left breast is bigger than the right, you’re having a girl. If the right breast is bigger than the left, it’s a boy. GIRL.

9) If your urine is neon yellow, it’s a boy. If it’s a dull yellow, it’s a girl. um, gross... Boy.

10) If you’re hair on your legs grows faster, it’s a girl. If it stays the same, it’s a boy. Girl

11) If the dad to be is gaining weight with you, it’s a boy. If he stays the same, it’s a girl. Girl.

12) If you have headaches, you’re having a boy. If you don’t, it’s a girl. BOY.

13) Girls steal your beauty. If you look better than before, it’s a boy. If you don’t, it’s a girl. Everyone says I look great except my hair which has no body or shine (not that it had much before either) I thing this is a toss up like the morning sickness...

14) If your feet are colder than usual, it’s a boy. If they’re the same, it’s a girl. GIRL.

7/14 Girl
5/14 Boy
2/14 Toss Up

Tomorrow we hopefully find out and the guessing can stop. If you have some prayers, don't pray for gender or to see the goods, pray for a healthy baby. Because more than anything else that is what R and I really want.


shawna said...

I love your prayer request. I think sometimes we get wrapped up in the non-important details. I will be sending extra prayers that your baby is healthy. I can't wait to hear the results. I think a girl btw.

shiner said...

You are always in my prayers and I'll focus more tonight. I also think a girl, btw.

~M~ said...

I'll be thinking of you!

Amandalyn717 said...

You're in my prayers, I hope you get some great healthy baby news!

Maria (MKC101103) said...

You're in my prayers. And update us as soon as you can!!!

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

My vote is still Monkey - come on that would make you FAMOUS and probably RICH!!!

I am just kidding - I will be thinking of you!

Butterfly said...

WOW you will know in just about 2 hours, how exciting. Prayers as usual for a healthy baby and a special one for club pink!!

JGirl2005 said...

You are in my prayers for a healthy baby! That is the most important thing.
I'm voting girl, but I know you guys will be estatic with either! My DH wants a girl too and I just say 'well that means we will have to try again for another baby after this one'. Just because he wanted a girl, doesn't mean he isn't over the moon about a boy. Like everyone, you just want a healthy baby.

Stephanie said...

I am always sending you prayers A. I hope that no matter what sex the baby is, that it is very healthy.
I cannot wait for an update!