If you’re pregnant or have ever been pregnant you may have heard some of the following…
You’re carrying high, t must be a girl! You’re glowing! You must be a having a boy because a girl would steal all your beauty. Oh you got sick? It’s a girl! Craving salty foods? It’s a boy!
I’ve heard so many of these old wives tales over the past 7 months and I’m not a fan of them honestly. They are called old wives tales because that’s exactly what the are – TALES! So why do we talk about them all time? They’re not based on science or reality. Here are all the ones I’ve heard so far. Tell me if you have more in the comments below!
You’re having a boy if…
- You’re carrying low
- You crave salty food
- You don’t get sick the first trimester
- You look beautiful
- Your baby has a low heart rate in early pregnancy
You’re having a girl if…
- You’re carrying high
- You crave sweets
- You get really sick in the first trimester
- You lose your good looks
- Your baby has a high heartbeat in early pregnancy
Look, did some of these old wives tales hold true for me? Of course. Each “tale” has a 50% chance of being true. As you guys know, I’m having a girl. And yes, I got very sick the first trimester and now I crave sugar like crazy! But those are really the only two that held true for me. I feel more beautiful than ever (so she didn’t “steal my beauty”). I’m carrying low in my opinion, and her heart rate was on the low side (130 beat per minutes) at 9 weeks.
I can’t even tell you how many times people have told me they thought I was having a boy because I still had my looks (read more about how I feel about my pregnancy looks and body HERE). It made me SO mad when people would say this! I of course knew I was having a girl at the time, so I kind of took their comments as an insult to my baby girl. Am I crazy? Maybe. Maybe I am an overprotective mom already. But it insulted me that these people thought my precious little girl would cause something negative to happen to me. I personally think my little girl’s beauty is making ME more beautiful! Her beauty shines through me!!! So my point is these tales are really not true and honestly pretty sexist. If I feel great and look beautiful I’m having a boy. But if I feel like hell and look ugly then its a girl! That’s such BS!
My sister has a little girl (my adorable niece!) and another little girl on the way, and her two pregnancies couldn’t be more different! She was super sick in her first pregnancy and feels great during her second. She didn’t love how she looked during her first, and feels beautiful and strong now with baby #2! But BOTH pregnancies are girl pregnancies! I guess my point is that we are all different and all pregnancies are different! We should ditch these silly old wives tales and embrace whatever sex we are blessed with! Sure it’s fun to guess the sex based on how your body is changing, but let’s guess based on what our gut tells us and not these “old wives.” Who are these bitches anyway? Ha!
BTW, here are some of my favorite maternity dresses that I plan to wear in my third trimester and I know I’ll feel BEAUTIFUL in all them 🙂