Place Your Bets - Boy or Girl?
I think since Mr. S and I (okay and a few close friends and family) know the gender, it's time to poll the masses before we announce the sex, (and announce the name!)
Cast your vote now! Will we be basking in BLUE or pining for PINK in October?
If you believe in old wives' tales and don't have a gut feeling, here are a few things to maybe help guide your vote : ) *All the "tales" below were taken from Parenting.com, because I'm a diligent copywriter and source my info like that.
Carrying High or Low?
Honestly, I can't really tell. The bump isn't big enough to get a good handle on this one yet, but it seems to be higher for me. (Apparently, if you carry high, it's a girl; low indicates a boy.)
Um, yes. And mid-morning, afternoon, evening and middle-of-the-night sickness, too. According to Parenting.com, moderate-to-severe morning sickness indicates one is carrying a little girl, (though I know a few boy moms who were horribly sick during pregnancy, too.)
Craving sweet or savory?
The old wives' tales say that craving sweet foods can mean a little girl is on the way, while salty or savory foods indicate you'll be buying blue. I've definitely been craving more salty and savory. In fact, anything remotely sweet makes me horribly nauseous, even at 16+ weeks.
Chinese birth chart?
The Chinese birth chart told us boy.
I've been free of any weird breakouts or skin issues, which according to Parenting.com, can indicate a girl. Apparently, little boys give their mamas nice, clear skin. Mine has been pretty clear and really smooth!
This baby has always had a higher heart rate, beginning at 176, then dropping to 159 around week 13, then back up to 165 last week at my 16 week appointment. The powers that be say that a girl typically carries a higher heart rate (above 150), and a boy carries a lower.
Again, I really didn't put any stock into any of these "signs" before we found out the gender, but it's super fun to play along : )
WHAT'S YOUR VOTE?!