Since we didn't find out Thatbaby's sex before he was born, we were in for quite the surprise when he was born.
Both Thatboy and I were pretty sure "he" was a "she" the whole time I was pregnant. And most of my friends felt the same way. In fact, almost all of the old wives tales pointed to "girl. " Which just goes to show how wrong those wives tales are! The only thing that can predict the sex of your child is really a penis, or lack thereof.
* Chinese gender chart - Based on my age at conception, and the month I conceived in, the chart predicted I'd be giving birth to a little baby girl.
*Heartrate - The baby's heartrate is supposed to predict the sex. Under 140 is a boy, over 140 is a girl. This one I felt had some backing, because Thatkid's heartrate was always under 140. Thatbaby's heartrate was almost always 160-180. So if course he was a girl. Except he wasn't.
*Dreams - According to the physician's assistant, you dream about the sex you're going to have. All my dreams had a little girl.
*Acne - my skin was gorgeous when I was pregnant with Thatkid. When I was pregnant with Thatbaby, I was a broken out mess. They say girls steal your beauty. Apparently boys do too.
*Carrying/weight distribution - This was my only sign pointing to "boy" and why most strangers thought I was having a boy. With both my guys I gained weight only in my stomach, which is what they say with boys. With girls you are said to gain everywhere.
*Cravings: sweets = girl. Salty and sour = boy. This could have gone either way, since I really didn't have cravings. But I did eat an equal share of salads and milkshakes.
*Morning Sickness - If you experience morning sickness, especially
during the first trimester, it indicates you're having a girl.. If you sail through the
pregnancy with nary an upset stomach, it's a boy. With Thatkid I didn't have any morning sickness, so it held true. With Thatbaby I had morning sickness all the way into second trimester. Still not a girl.
*Names - They say if you're having a hard time with coming up with a name for a particular sex, you're probably having the opposite sex. So not true! We had tons of girl names, but could not come up with a boy name. It took us 37 weeks to come up with a name for Thatbaby.
*Instinct - I didn't have a gut feeling with Thatkid, but this time around I instinctively referred to the baby as "she" and offered called her "baby girl." I joke that he came late because he was so upset I kept referring him to as a girl.