Our answer all along has always been that we don't mind as long as it's a healthy one, but that doesn't stop people from giving their opinion depending on various old wives tales.
Here's a few of the tales... and the possible outcome based on my results. There's a poll on the right side of the page - do you think Sproutling will be a girl or a boy?
There are a couple of different variations to the tummy shape method - are you carrying all out front? Then it's a boy. More rounded to the sides? Girl.
Or, carrying high means a girl, and carrying low means a boy.
For me: I have carried mostly out front the whole time: BOY
However, I have also carried high up until this last week when Sprout dropped: GIRL
Sweet or Savoury
Craving sweet things for a girl, savouries for a boy. I might mention at this stage that I was looking forward to seeing what odd or interesting food I had cravings for, and I have to say that I haven't had ANY. I am disappoint! I have however been eating more sweet things, but.. I think that's just because I like to eat sweet things!
For me: Craving more sweet things: GIRL
If you dangle your wedding ring, suspended on a chain over your tummy, the way it moves is meant to indicate the sex. Round for boy, back and forth for girl.
For me: Back and forth: GIRL
So this is a new one I recently heard, but if you get pimples while pregnant then it's a girl, if not, a boy.
For me: I have had pimples like I haven't since I was 16: GIRL
In utero, a normal heartrate varies between 120-160 beats per minute. If the baby's fetal heartbeat is above 140 bpm, it's a girl. Below 140 bpm, a boy.
Here's a chart of Sproutling's heartrate over the eight visits I've had at the clinic.
Of course, everyone has a general feeling about how things are going to go. My mother is convinced Sproutling is going to be a boy, while my grandmother has picked girl.
My gut feeling: BOY
Mr Ang's gut feeling: GIRL
But at the end of the day, who cares? As long as it's healthy!
What do you think? Are there any old wives tales you know that I haven't taken into account?
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