I have not explained the happenings of finding out the gender of our baby on the blog. Well if you remember I posted that we would hopefully find out on Dec. 8th.
I just knew that this baby was going to be like Little Man and not show us the goods and sure enough if he/she didn’t. The Sonographer did everything she could to get a 100% on the sex of the baby.
Not only that but, I had this whole plan on how she was going to write the sex down and put it in an envelope so my sister could get a box of balloons and surprise us with the rest of our family. It was going to be awesome. Nope, didn’t happen. I walked out of there disappointed but not surprised. They basically told me that because they could see everything else with the baby and that the baby was completely healthy that it was not “deemed necessary” to do another sonogram. I didn’t know what I was going to do.
I always knew that I wanted to have one of those 3D/4D Sonograms with this baby and even suggested it as a Christmas gift from my family. So when my sister saw how disappointed I was she said she would go ahead and get that for us for Christmas, it included a quick “Gender Check”. YAY!
The next week I was going to California for business and would be gone all week so I knew that I was going to have to wait another week and possibly two because then it was Christmas week, ect. So when I got back in to work on Monday and called about get an appointment she said, “I have one today at 3.” I said, “I’ll take it!”
I did not tell my husband or anyone else in my family in hopes that I could still pull out a surprise for someone and wait until Christmas to do a mini Gender Reveal. I held on to that secret from Monday until Christmas Eve on Saturday. It was hard but worth it.
So as you can see from the Pink Balloon, we are having a Girl!
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!