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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ultrasound Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big ultrasound day! Hopefully, if the baby is being cooperative, we will be able to find out if we’re having a little brother or a little sister for Aiden.

I did the list below when I was pregnant with Aiden but I didn’t do it until after we found out he was a boy. I thought it would be fun to highlight all of the symptoms I’ve had to date (including any additional info I might think is important), let anyone out there that’s reading decide what we’re having, and then actually see how it turns out. I would LOVE any of your thoughts before we head to the ultrasound tomorrow.

It’s a boy if:

  • You didn’t experience morning sickness in early pregnancy
  • Your baby’s heart rate is less than 140 beats per minute
  • You are carrying the extra weight out front (this has been very similar to Aiden. I’ve had a few people comment on how I look like I’m losing weight and thus far I have. I do have a belly though.
  • Your areolas have darkened considerably
  • You are carrying low
  • You are craving salty or sour foods
  • You are craving protein — meats and cheese
  • Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy
  • The hair on your legs has grown faster during pregnancy
  • Your hands are very dry (but they're always dry so I'm not sure whether or not to count this one)
  • Your pillow faces north when you sleep (actually my pillow faces east)
  • Dad-to-be is gaining weight, right along with you
  • Pregnancy has you looking better than ever (people say I look happy and “glowing” so I’m gong to go with this one)
  • Your urine is bright yellow in color (sometimes it is but usually it’s when I drink a little less water so I don’t know how much weight to actually put on this one)
  • Your nose is spreading
  • You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves in circles (haven't tried this)
  • You are having headaches (I do have headaches but I think it’s from stress and sitting in front of the computer all day)
  • You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an even number

It’s a girl if:

  • You had morning sickness early in pregnancy (thus far I haven’t thrown up since approx 17 weeks but am definitely still nauseas at times)
  • Your baby’s heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute (pretty much each visit has had the heartbeat at around 140-150)
  • You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear
  • Your left breast is larger than your right breast (this is a funny one to admit to the public)
  • Your hair develops red highlights
  • You are carrying high
  • Your belly looks like a watermelon (it's definitely more oval than round at this point)
  • You are craving sweets
  • You are craving fruit
  • You crave orange juice
  • You don’t look quite as good as normal during pregnancy
  • You are moodier than usual during pregnancy
  • Your face breaks out more than usual
  • You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread
  • Your breasts have really blossomed!
  • Your pillow faces south when you sleep
  • Your urine is a dull yellow color
  • You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves from side to side
  • You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number (39)

Any thoughts??

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kind of feel like you are having a boy - but it is purely a guess! :)


Miss X

11:26 AM  
Blogger deanna said...

I'm going with Girl, just to give Miss X a run for her money. =)

Mostly, I'm just here to tell you you've got company with the whole weird giant left boob thing. Mine is so significant that there is now actually a whole CUP SIZE difference between them. I'm beginning to think the left one is just going to gobble up the right one and make one giant boob. Argh.

1:26 PM  
Blogger LCP said...

One of each!! ha ha ha.

I don't know...I never fell into either category either with Josey...and I will do this one again for our new BB and I think I am about at the same median as you.

Can't wait to hear what the u/s reveals. Ours will be in another 5-weeks or so!!

2:53 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hmm, I don't have a feeling or anything but I hope you're having a girl! Life's a peach with one of each! Okay, I'm a dork!!!!!! Seriously, it's so nice to have a boy & girl - it balances things out.

4:12 PM  
Blogger sky girl said...

I'm not leaning one way or the other yet. If I had to guess, I'd bet on girl. :) Those "signs" are hilarious.

7:08 PM  
Blogger melinda said...

I read a study today that said, if you have a large breakfast on the day of conception, then you are more likely to have a boy. If you had a light breakfast, you are more likely to have a girl.

But as for your baby - I'm not even venturing a guess!

1:59 PM  

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