BOY or GIRL? I thought it would be fun to do a little experiment and try all the online quizzes and old wives tales-do-it-yourself tests to see what the different outcomes are. FIRST UP….
The Age-Month Gender Test – Okay this comes from one of my friends and they say it works like 97% of the time or something. This is a simple one. Take the age you were when you conceived and the month you conceived in and add them together. Even Numbers it’s a Girl Odd Numbers it’s a Boy. (This baby 28 + 8 = 36) (Little Man 24 + 1 = 25 Odd and he was a boy)
Results: IT’S A GIRL!
Old Wives Girl or Boy Quiz – You can take the quiz here. This one takes all the old wives tales and lumps them together for one quiz. You know like the are you carrying low or high? Craving Salty or Sweet? Rate of baby’s heart beat? Ect., Ect.
Results: You answered 3 items out of 10 Yes. Your score is 30%. Congratulations! According to the Old Wives it’s a girl!
Ancient Chinese Birth Chart– You can take this one here. This is an “ancient Chinese calendar” It states that there is a 93% accuracy.
Results: Congratulations! It’s a boy!
Is it a Girl or Boy Quiz – You can take it here. This is another general wives tales type of quiz. Things like, Boxer or Briefs, Who is frisky first, Salty or Sweet, High or Low?
Results: It’s a Boy!
Gender Prediction Quiz –You can take it here. Another general wives tales type of quiz.
Results: Congratulations! It’s a Boy!
Girl or Boy: The Heart Rate Test – To conduct the this old wives tale you simply take your baby’s heart rate in beats per minute (bpm) using a doppler or fetoscope and look at the chart: Over 140 = girl Under 140 = boy (Little Man’s heart beat was in the 140’s the entire time)
8 Week Check up: 160’s
12 Week Check up: 160’s
16 Week Check up: 146
Inconclusive for now!
If all goes well we will find out Dec. 8th! That’s in like 20 DAYS People!
I wish I could give you some totally impressive answer like in the Mountains skiing, or on a beach in Florida or camping in some national park. No, I have been at home and work and doing the normal life stuff. BORING! Life has been so of the norm that I guess I have not been inspired lately and have left this blog sparse with any coolness. Not that I had much before.
Baby B (B, as in Second Child, B, as in last name starts with B, Not B, as in that is what the name is going to start with.) is growing right along with the size of my belly! Little Man seems to still be happy about he whole thing and every now and then he will want to hug, kiss, sing or listen to the baby. I can’t get over how big he is. We are also excited that we will have an ultrasound in the next 3-4 weeks, and yes we are going to find out the gender! We have already cleared out the “Toy Room” to make it the baby room. Which took some work, Organizing, Donating and furniture buying to accommodate the toys being in other parts of our house. Now we just need to pull out all the baby gear from the attic and see what we have and don’t have and if there is anything to re-buy.
We are gearing up for Thanksgiving this year. This will be the first Thanksgiving at our house so our first Turkey too! I have been on The Food Network Website watching videos and taking notes. Should be interesting! It will be Potluck so we will really only have to worry about the Turkey and a dessert. So imagine me doing that thing where I pretend to wipe away sweat from my brow meaning that was a close one and we got away with something. I can’t fathom having to do a whole Thanksgiving meal.
I have also been trying to spend as much time with my two best friends seeing how soon it will only be one best friend. That’s right, two of the very most important people in my life of all time (Bestie and her daughter) are moving. Moving 1200 miles away. Do you know what 1200 miles is? It is, life is so busy and I am not rich enough to just hop on a plane when I want that it will be years before we see each other again. I have shed soo many tears over this and if I think about it too long they start pouring out of my eyes before I can suck them back in. But that is another post. Right now there is no set date just a cloud of know that we don’t have much time looming over us.
Well, that’s it for now. I hate to end on a sad note. I wish there was more to write or post about lately and I’m sorry there’s not. I will have a fun post coming soon about old wives tales soon. I hope that all your Thanksgiving planning is coming along and that everyone is spending it with the people they love! Oh and great food, the best part!
I can’t believe my boy is 4! That’s crazy! Here is a run down of his birthday party! We had an “at home” party this year.
THEME and Decor – Space/Rockets
Started with Lunch since we started at Noon:
I really played off the theme and used space terms like Rocket Dogs for the Hot Dogs (search on Pinterest) Little Dippers for the nuggets, Jet Fuel for the Lemonade, ect. I also used a printable birthday package that you can find here for the decor and all labels. They had so much to choose from. www.thecelebrationshoppe.com They have everything you need to complete a party.
So, I was kind of concern about the kids and the “activities”. I didn’t realize that at this age and maybe it is a boy thing, they were totally content playing in Liam’s room and playing ball outside in the back yard. Speaking of the back yard. It wouldn’t be a party without one of these incidents taking place. Ladies and Gentlemen this would be a face plant in the dirt. Which is basically our back yard. We have no grass.
Look at that poor face! 😦
Activity One: Rocket Balloons, which you can find at Party City, Target, Wal-Mart pretty much anywhere. Long balloons with a little pump. Upside. Good fun with balloons that you don’t know where they are going and make funny noises. Downside. That little pump that takes forever to blow up the balloon and when you have a group of kids waiting for their turn it seems like it takes even longer.
Activity Two: Rocket Darts. Which is basically like these yard darts I found at Toys-R-Us, reminds you of horse shoes. These were kind of a bust. They were boys, so what did they want to do. See how far they could throw them. They didn’t care about the target after about 5 minutes or keeping score.
Activity Three: Rocket Launch. I looked all over the internet for these. There were little ones that were good for a toddler and there were big ones that were good for like 10+ YO. Not to mention we were in a neighborhood so we couldn’t go to terribly high. So we got these sling shot type of rockets and I was hoping that the kids could help. My husband would set them up and the kids would help with the sling shot part. Well, didn’t work. 😦 It was too hard for them to pull back and for my husband to hold steady. So they all just watched him and then ran after the little rockets once they hit the ground. Which with little boys turned into competition.
The Birthday Boy had a great time and loved having all his friends over. I put this post together pretty fast so if I left something out and you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Man, keeping a secret like that is HARD! I think with Little Man everyone knew within a week of us finding out. Holding that in until the 9 week mark was the hardest, I can’t imagine waiting a full 12.
So when I told Big Man and looked up different ways to tell him I read different ways to tell others as well and I have seen the I’m going to be a big brother/big sister thing before. But I wanted it to be at a time where everyone was going to be together so everyone could find out at once. So lucky for me, my birthday was right around the corner. I knew that when people asked “what do you want to do for your birthday?” I would just say, “a family/friends dinner and cake!” Simple, huh? I thought that I would make it kind of fun and do a at home photo booth thing and ask my sister to bring her camera. Fun for everyone and a little more than dinner and cake.
So I searched the good ol’ world wide web for a kickin’ Big Brother T-Shirt and saw this really cute one on Etsy, but the price was not right so I went onto http://www.uberprint.com and made one. We loved that it said Big Brother to be and that the font/design reminds you of a baseball type shirt.
I figured everyone would show up and say their hello’s and maybe start making salads or play in the photo set up and I would casually be like, “Hey, Little Man” Let’s go change your shirt, that one’s dirty!” Take him to the back change the shirt and then walk out like no big deal right? Worked like a Charm!
My Sister was the first one to spot it and spun her head around and looked at me all one eye brow raised. Then asked my Mom who was sitting right next to her. “Did you see his shirt?” At this point Little Man was all over the place and knew what his shirt said so he was being kinda shy about it. Everyone started to look and ask him to turn around. It was fun and even though he was being shy, he was pretty proud of his shirt.