Are we expecting a little boy or a little girl? : I try old wives’ tales!

If you didn’t already know, I finally got pregnant!

And as I’m writing these lines, I don’t know what we’re having.

So, I told myself that, while waiting, I might as well combine useful with pleasant by testing out old wives’ tales to try to predict the baby’s gender.

There are many tests that exist to have fun trying to guess the baby’s gender, but I keep in mind that the only thing I will truly believe will be the 20-week ultrasound – or when the baby will actually be born!

I’m unable to wait until then though, so place your bets and let’s see what’s hiding in my belly!

1. THE CHINESE CALENDAR

According to the month when the baby was conceived and your age at that moment, the Chinese calendar should predict if you’re having a little boy or a little girl.

My result

For me, it’s in August, at 28 years old: so, the Chinese calendar predicts that I’ll have a boy.

2. HOW YOU’RE CARRYING THE BABY

It’s said that if you’re carrying the baby high, it will be a girl, and if you’re carrying low, it will be a boy.

My result

I’m carrying baby really low, so it should be a boy.

3. ARE YOU MORE SWEET OR SALTY?

Apparently, a pregnant woman’s cravings are also a way to predict the baby’s gender. I find this one really interesting because before getting pregnant, I had a severe sweet tooth, and now that I’m pregnant, eating sugar disgusts me. So, I am now the complete opposite of what I was before, with my constant salty cravings. According to this myth, if you have a sweet tooth, you will have a girl, and if you have a salty tooth, you will have a boy.

My result

Salty tooth, so a boy.

 

4. MORNING SICKNESS

If you’ve suffered from morning sickness, it’s because you’re expecting a girl; otherwise, you’re expecting a boy.

My result

I had a lot of morning sickness during my first trimester, so it should be a girl.

5. PREGNANCY GLOW

If your skin is glowing, you’ll have a boy, but if you have blemishes here and there, you’ll have a girl.

My result

I really don’t have a beautiful skin during this pregnancy, especially my forehead, so I should be having a girl.

 

6. HEADACHES

According to the myth, if you have been having headaches since you got pregnant, it’s a sign that you’re carrying a boy; otherwise, it’s a girl.

My result

Since the beginning of my second trimester, I have a headache almost every day, so I should be having a boy.

 

SO, IT’S A LITTLE BOY OR A LITTLE GIRL?

According to these old wives’ tales, I have 67% chances of having … a little boy!

Well, let’s not get too excited and instead wait for the real result. 😉 All that counts, after all, is to have a healthy baby!

And you, did you ever have a conclusive result doing these tests?

This post was translated from French to English by:

Judith Marcoux
Hi! I’m Judith, lab technician in research for almost eight years now and second-year student in translation. I discovered the joys of travelling in my late twenties, and I now enjoy exploring bustling cities as much as the great outdoors. True animal lover, I appreciate the simple things in life and see no problem in eating sushi with a side of poutine! #dontjudgeme 😉

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