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Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's a...

Brad and I went in for our 19 week ultrasound yesterday and LOVED getting to see our baby. It's amazing how much they change from one ultrasound to the next. Seeing them really makes being pregnant that much more real.

So...we had the nurse write down for us what we were having and...

It's a BOY!!!

We are super excited though I must say I'm not thrilled about the clothing choices quite as much =) I'm off to buy his first Adidas windsuit right now, but first, here are a few pics from the Ultrasound. Enjoy and thanks for letting me share.

This 3d stuff is just amazing to me! I LOVE all his little features.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wives' Tales

10 days and counting until we find out if we're having a boy or a girl (Oh by the way...I'm not posting what we're having until after Christmas...). It's really anyone's guess, but seems like everyone has their ideas of what we're having and why.

I decided to check out some wives' tales to find out what we're having and here's the verdict:

Old Wives Tale #1: Heart Rate
If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. At our last appointment, the heart rate was 168. VERDICT: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #2: Shape of Belly
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl. If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it’s a boy. I'm carrying it low and fat. VERDICT: It's a PAT????

Old Wives Tale #3: Mayan Tale
The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception. If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl. If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way! VERDICT: BOY

Old Wives Tale #4: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones. VERDICT: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #5: Legs
If your legs get really big, you’re having a boy. If your legs stay in shape and lean, it’s a girl. Mine jeans are only getting tight in the butt and legs. VERDICT: BOY

Old Wives Tale #6: Moodiness and a Little Pecker
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have another extra girl hormones in you. Your pregnancy will make you smile and be more happy if you are having a boy because there’s a little penis inside you. Not sure how true this is, but it sure does make me laugh! VERDICT: Brad says according to this one...GIRL

Old Wives Tale #7: Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived. VERDICT: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #8: Mom’s Beauty
Basically you are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy. It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty. If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, you might just be having a little boy. VERDICT: You be the judge. Be kind =)

Old Wives Tale #9: Side You Most Rest On
If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy. If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl. I prefer my right side. VERDICT: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #10: Dad’s Weight Gain
If the dad-to-be gains weight while you are pregnant, it’s a girl. If he doesn’t gain weight, you’re having a boy. VERDICT: BOY

Old Wives Tale #11: Morning Sickness
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl. As you know, I have not been sick at all. VERDICT: BOY

Old Wives Tale #12: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy. Definitely LOVING me some cheese right now. VERDICT: BOY

Old Wives Tale #13: Feet
Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant? If so, you just might be having a boy. If your feet have stayed the same before pregnancy and during, you’re having a little girl. Feet are eternally cold just like before. VERDICT: GIRL

Old Wives Tale #14: Hands are Dry
If your hands are constantly dry, it’s a boy. VERDICT: BOY

Old Wives Tale #15: Urine
What color is your pee? If it is bright yellow, you will have a little boy. If your urine is a dull yellow, plan on a girl. VERDICT: GIRL

So...what I've learned today is your guess is as good as mine. I figure they're about 50% accurate. Can't wait for December 16th to get here, but in the meantime, I'm saving A LOT of money by not knowing what it is so I can't start shopping yet!!!