OLD WIVES' TALES DEBUNKED

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There are so many theories on how to tell whether you're having a boy or girl. Is she carrying high or low? What foods is she craving? 

From the very beginning, Joey and I just looked at the ultrasound and knew it was a boy. It was jut a gut feeling. When we saw the photo, we just saw a boy. However, pretty much EVERYONE else said it was going to be a girl. Either way, we would have been happy, no doubt about it. 

But now that we know we are for sure having a boy, I thought it would be fun to test out these theories. 

Old Wives' Tale #1

Take a piece of string and tie a needle to it. If it swings back and forth, it's a boy and if it swings in a circular motion, it's a girl. Result: A boy!

Old Wives' Tale #2

A linea nigra is a dark line that may appear during pregnancy that extends the length of your belly. The old wives' tale states that if your line runs from your lower stomach to your belly button, it's a girl. If it goes past your belly button towards the top of your stomach, then it's a boy. Result: Well, I actually didn't get this line, so it's unknown.

Old Wives' Tale #3

A healthier head of hair means you're having a boy ... thinning head of hair, a girl! Result: My hair isn't thinning for sure, so I guess a boy!

Old Wives' Tale #4

If your husband gains a noticeable amount of sympathy weight, it's a girl. If they remain stable, it's a boy. Result: Well ... Joey has in fact LOST weight!! So I guess it's a boy again!

Old Wives' Tale #5

If you're craving sweets, it's going to be a little girl. If you are craving salty and sour things, a boy. Result: I completely lost my sweet tooth! I am all about the salty carbs (in moderation, of course)!

Old Wives' Tale #6

Abrupt bouts of crying means you're having a girl (thanks hormones!!). Result: I found myself crying during dumb parts of shows and movies that I shouldn't be getting teary over. So this one turned out to be a girl!

Old Wives' Tale #7

If your feet are getting colder than they used to, it's a boy. If they remain the same, it's a girl. Result: girl!

Old Wives' Tale #8

Dry skin means you're having a boy. Soft, supple skin is a sure sign of a girl. Result: My skin hasn't changed changed much but according to Joey, my skin is always soft. It's a girl!

So with all that said, here's the tally:

Boy: 4

Girl: 3

Undecided: 1

So the majority ended up pointing to a boy!  

xoxo, Toni