Predicting The Gender

by Ally- Life as I know it, 5:00 AM
The time has come and tomorrow we find out if Baby H is a boy or a girl! I'll be 17 weeks and we're going to one of those outpatient ultrasound places. We were going to wait till our 20 week ultrasound but when you find a good deal on Groupon, you can't pass it up! All week I've been really zeroing in on the different Old Wives Tales and of course my gut feelings and I decided to round them up and see what we get!

Morning Sickness
I guess the sicker you are, it means you're having a girl? I do think this is true sometimes but I've also noticed a ton of women who had girls and had zero morning sickness. But if this is true then it's a BOY. I had some food aversions and just overall didn't feel well but as for morning sickness, I'd say nah.

Ring Test
I've done this on other women and it ends up being right but I tried it on myself and it barely moved. Then I got Theo to do it and I guess it went side to side? Definitely did not go in a circle like if it was a girl. I also did the Pencil Test and it went up and down which means BOY.

Baby's Heart Rate
Supposedly if it's >140 it's a girl and <140 it's a boy. We've been 153, 146, and 146 again so according to this theory it's a GIRL.

They say girls steal your beauty and if it's a GIRL she has definitely been stealing mine. My skin is insane right now. 

If you sleep on your left side, it's a boy. Sleep on your right side, it's a girl.
This is really hard because I've been sleeping my both sides lately. But I guess I'm on my left side more, so BOY.

Food Cravings
Salty cravings mean boy and sweet cravings mean girl. I can't get enough OJ, fruit, and desserts lately so GIRL.

Chinese Calender

My Gut Feeling
It was boy in the very early stages, then girl, now BOY again. 


What do you guys think about these Old Wives Tales? The Pencil Trick was the freakiest of all. You put a needle and thread in the eraser and hold it over your wrist and it will tell you what sex your baby is and how many babies you'll have. I've heard and read that it's been accurate for people who've had many kids. It really does move too. It seems like some witch craft to me! 

We're planning on letting our family know on Mother's Day so be on the look out on Sunday on Instagram @allyharding15

Have a good weekend!
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  1. I feel like the wives tales were always wrong for me lol. My first Luke I thought girl and I was wrong. Then my 2nd Cole I just knew I'd have a daughter one day and assumed girl and was wrong again! Then with Emily I figured i was destined to have all boys and I was wrong for the 3rd time! haha So much for mother's intuition! Can't wait to find out what you're having! xo

  2. Everyone I talk to is always so split between the old wives tales and they never end up being right. The pencil thing is definitely kinda creepy haha! Can't wait to hear what you're having!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Can't wait to see what you're having! Enjoy that special "finding out" moment! It's always so fun to see if those wives tales are true or not!

  4. Ahhh so exciting!!! I can't wait to hear :)

  5. I always thought I was having a girl despite the old wives tale telling me I was having a boy and then I had a girl. A lot of it was my gut that told me it was a girl. Can't wait to hear whether it's a boy or girl, but most of all that it's healthy baby.

    Liz → {sundays with sophie}

  6. My guess is boy!! My doctor told me the heart rate doesn't apply until later in the pregnancy.. She said during my third trimester she knew it was a boy because his heart rate was on the lower end.

  7. I love that you're sharing the news on your first Mother's Day! How special :)

  8. Oh gosh, I feel like wives tales are always wrong but I still think I'm voting boy for you....ahhh!!! I can't wait to find out, I'll be stalking your Insta all Sunday!! Xo

  9. So excited to hear the news!! I think boy for you!!

  10. Wow it's so 50/50 based on your answers. Guess it's 50/50 anyways lol but I cannot WAIT to find out what it is!!

  11. oh girl I'm such a wives tale lover haha and it looks like you might have a boy on your hands!! Either way, I'm excited to find out!! yay groupon deals! :)
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  12. I am going to try these things out. We are so close together in our dates; I think you are a week ahead of me. So fun! I love following along! I can't wait to watch our bumps grow together! XO

  13. So excited for you Ally! My first 2 are boys and they love their mamas!!! :-)


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