Running from the Law: Baby Mac - Boy or Girl?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baby Mac - Boy or Girl?

The major question on my mind these days is pink or blue?  Tutus and tiaras or trucks and trains?  I don't know!  It's so hard!  I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a slight preference.  But then again, I'd be lying if I said that it really mattered to me.  As cliche as it is, as long as the baby is healthy, I don't care either way, I just want to know!  I want to plan the nursery.  I want to pick out names.  I want to SHOP for the baby!  And I can't do any of that until I know.  So, I've become slightly obsessed with the old wives tales predicting gender.  I thought it'd be fun to go through some of them to see which side of the fence we fall on.  Let's play, shall we?

Chinese calendar (based on mother's age and month of conception): GIRL

Heartbeat (faster than 140 bpm = girl; slower than 140 bpm = boy): GIRL

Morning sickness (very sick = girl; not so sick = boy): BOY

Skin (breakouts = girl; clear skin = boy): BOY

Leg hair growth (no more than usual = girl; lots of growth = boy): GIRL

Cravings (sweet = girl; salty = boy): BOY

Feet (hot = girl; cold = boy): BOY

Bump position (high and wide = girl; low and centered = boy): BOY

Breast growth (lots of growth = girl; not much = boy): GIRL

Mayan calendar (if mother's age at conception and year of conception are both even/odd = girl; if one is even and one is odd = boy): BOY

Sympathy weight (if your husband gains weight during the pregnancy = girl; if he doesn't = boy): GIRL  (sorry Ryan)

Ring test (ring swings back and forth = girl; ring swings in a circle = boy): GIRL

My "mother's intuition" says GIRL

Ryan's "father's intuition" says BOY

So, that puts the count at 7 for GIRL and 7 for BOY.   50% chance of being right.  Hmmm.  Not all that helpful, huh?

What's your guess??  

You can vote in the poll up on the right hand corner of the blog or leave your guess in the comment section.

And stay tuned to find out on Monday!


  1. Almost all of my answers are the same, which means I'm split down the middle too! I'm feeling just like you are about finding out the gender - I want to know, but it doesn't really matter one way or the other. I'll be excited and happy either way.

    I'm finding out next Tuesday but keeping it a secret until Xmas. Yay!

  2. Lol! I loved trying to guess my babies gender. I was super sick and my leg hair grew fast...and I'm having a boy. Some a right and some aren't. Can't wait to hear what your baby is!

  3. I mean, the Taco did get excited at Hugh Jackman, so, I'd say girl, but, we all know that m gonna have a girl which means you have to have a boy so they can get married. Hmmm.... Girl? So I can teach her about dress up and Barbies!

  4. I'm so jealous that you find out before me!!! Dec 28th can't get here fast enough for me.

  5. I told you this already, but I have a total hunch it's a girl :-) She, until I hear otherwise.

  6. Recently, I feel like the heartbeat speed has been pretty spot-on with current preggos! So my vote is still GIRL!

    Although, my facialist SWEARS by skin breakouts - she says all her clients with girls complain of pregnancy acne (I sure do)... so maybe boy?

    Helpful, I know :)

  7. I'm guessing girl- by the heartbeat. Depends how much faster than 140 it is though- if it's borderline, who knows?

  8. Virtually every one of them would have predicted girl for me, but we are definitely having a boy. The heartbeat one was definitely wrong for us, since his heartbeat is nearly always 160 or higher. I've never seen it even remotely close to 140, and would probably freak a bit if it were less than that. :)

    Can't wait for the big announcement!!

  9. That's crazy they're so split! I guess that's just one of those things. Can't wait 'til you guys find out!

  10. We are pretty split down the middle too. We get to find out on the 23rd so it will be a nice suprise. My hubby is hoping for a boy but I have a feeling we may be adding yet another girl to the mix. That will make 3 girls if I'm right. This preg. Has been completely different than my last one though so it makes me wonder if its a boy in there.

  11. So fun! I can't believe they are split! Mine are all almost exaclty dead on with yours except the Chinese gender calendar says boy for us!

  12. I'll go with your mother's intuition and guess girl!

    I'll say that most of those were correct for me!

  13. Well now I wanna know what your Dad thinks?? I'm gonna say girl because I know you're feeling it's a girl and usually the Mom is right. I am always wrong though, so beware. Although, I waaas right with the past 3 friends who had babies, so maybe my intuition is changing?? Who knows. I'm reading this entry late though & you prob already know the sex by now, so I'm off to email you! :)

  14. So at first I thought boy because you're carrying kind of low. But then i realized that I carried super low and had a girl (was always told she would be a boy). The heartbeat thing is usually my go to so.. I'm going to say girl.

  15. AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I think I imploded upon reading this post. :P

  16. I vote girl! I have always maintained the wedding ring on a string test is the most accurate...

  17. Congratulations on the baby- so exciting!! Can't wait to see what you're having!

  18. I don't think any weight gain by Ryan would be sympathy weight...i think it's from all the tacos you've been making the poor man eat!