Skip to main content

girl vs. boy


When Staci and I were talking about trying to get pregnant we knew that it could take a long time. However we both treated that information differently. Staci being a teacher wanted to have the baby at a time that would coincide with summer break so that was an important factor in when to start. She was betting on it taking a while so she thought she should start early. I was really aware of the fact it could take one time and thought we should figure that into our timing.

All those who know Staci know that she is a planner. So we set a month to start. Then she freaked out a bit thinking it would take even longer than she planned (we both realize you can't plan it) so she wanted to start even earlier. Staci won out, but I was right. We realize we're very lucky that it worked out well.

So why am I giving you all this info? Well according to a study, since it didn't take long to conceive, it means that we'll have a girl. So there is a bit of science on baby gender...we'll see if it holds.

But when it comes to predicting gender most people kick science to the curb. So many people are guessing what we'll have based on the way she's carrying, or her sleep patterns or the "laying of hands" on her belly.

So I decided to try out some of the popular myths to out what we're having. (If the folks from Mythbusters find this, yes I will join the team)

Here we go.
Short time to conceive = girl
The pre-kid's heartbeat was clocked at over 140= girl
According to the Chinese gender chart = boy
Staci sleeps on her right side = girl
She feels nausea = girl
She's not craving citrus = boy
I am not gaining weight = boy
She's breaking out a bit = girl
She's feeling clumsy = girl
No weight gain in her face = boy
She's craving salty stuff = boy
She is of course never moody = boy
She's carrying high = girl
When holding her wedding ring on a string over her belly it went in circles = boy (although I've seen girl for the same)

14 tests split 7 and 7.

In six weeks we'll be going for our ultrasound that can tell us what we're having...I know they aren't always right.

Since I'm a man of science and since both of the more scientific tests (length it took to conceive and heart rate) point to girl, if I had to make a guess we'll have a girl snowboarder...now I need to predict how to figure out if it will ride goofy foot or regular.

Comments

  1. Here are a couple test I forgot about...and felt they were more of a P.S. than an addition to the post. There is some weird test with Drano and pee to determine the sex...not gonna try that.

    Then there is this weird one where you can predict your second kids gender with the hairline of the kid before. If it's a point than the next kid will be the opposite sex...if it's straight across the next kid will be the same sex...check it our here http://tinyurl.com/babyhairline .

    ReplyDelete
  2. Don't rely on the Chinese test- it failed for me on baby #2.

    I've had a girl and a boy. The pregnancies were totally different!

    Congrats and here's wishing you a happy and healthy baby!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Another guest post

I did a little guest post a bit ago for mom-nom.com, the post is below the original pre-amble.

If you head to Mom-nom.com you can see a little guest post I wrote. It's about being a daddy blogger in the midst of a bunch of mommy bloggers.

The post is kicking off Tiffany's new site. It used to be called Feels Like Home but then some other blogger felt that she owned the name because she was thinking about to registering the name...even though really the name comes from a song. And I think it's pretty ridiculous that the other woman threatened a law suit because of this.

And that BS and some other twitter high school antics lead me to one of my greatest literary feats...a little rant on twitter.

The image is below, if you click on it you can read the whole thing...it goes from the bottom up. A little warning if you read it...there may be an f-bomb or 20...and now it's in the Library of Congress...awesome.




Here's the post from Mom-nom.comWhen Tiffany asked me to do a…

Took awhile... Here's an infographic of MF's first year

I finished this about a year ago just for my personal use but thought I'd share it. It's a visualization of MF's first year in numbers. Diapers (with and without poo), bottles and photos taken are the lines in the background. The markers are milestones. The ones on the top are regular milestones you'd see on a chart and the ones on the bottom are things he did that were firsts. Hint... Use the toggle full page at the lower right of the image... I'm not sure why zoom.it is making it all bitmappy but it's pretty readable. Once I find something better to show this I'll update the image. I'll also be adding to this. I have a lot more I can put on it but I'm not sure when I'll get to it... Check back in 15 years.

My hundredth post: seriously a clips post?

In my last post I mentioned I was working on getting some celebs for this post. I was in talks with the quarterback of the Saints whatever his name is...I'm sure I could look it up. I was also trying to get Conan...those talks were going really well but then NBC squashed it. There were more but the moral is it's just me.

So I thought I'd do a clips post to show my journey from dude who was scared of kids to dad. If you're new to my blog this will be a CliffsNotes version of what you missed. If you've been checking it out for awhile think of this as a best of. And since a blog can't work like a TV show if you want to get the full clip show experience you'll have to click through to the posts...but this will give you the gist.

In the beginning...Staci and I wanted to have a child but we both had totally different experience with kids. Kids have always been magically attracted to her...which is probably why she is so great at her career as a Montessori teacher…