Well here we are, just three weeks away from potentially meeting our ‘Little Foot’. I have no idea how time moved so fast yet I look down at my melon sized tummy and experience the realisation of just how long I’ve been pregnant for.
After what feels like forever we have prepared Little Foot’s room by jamming the drawers with baby grows, mittens and the smallest socks you’ve ever seen. My hospital bag is packed and ready to go but it’s still hard to shift the constant feeling that something important has definitely been forgotten. Blankets are washed, nappies are stacked and there’s a whole crew of soft animals waiting for their new friend to arrive. Despite all of the excitement above, Floyd the dog is totally perplexed by the whole thing and has no idea of what is going on.
Many weeks and months have gone by and we have still managed to stay ‘Team Green’. We decided right at the very beginning that we didn’t want to know the gender of our little one and I am so thrilled we stuck to our guns. The suspense is torture but I feel this might just be the best surprise I’ve ever had. Just for fun, I have followed nearly every single old wives tale and now with not long to go I want to see if they lead to ‘Team Pink’ or ‘Team Blue’.
…here we go…
Chinese Gender Chart
This is an ancient gender prediction method that bases its guess on your age upon conception and the month of conception. Visit ‘The Bump’ website to view the chart & method here.
The Linea Nigra
Lots of women will notice a dark line on their pregnant tummy, that runs from either the pelvic region to belly button, or from the pelvic region all the way up your whole bump. Mine is very faint but it can vary and some women don’t have one at all.
The Baking Soda Test
You mix around two tablespoons of baking soda with urine in a glass. It will either do nothing at all OR it will fizz up and bubble like a beer.
A super simple one here. If the heartrate of your baby is generally below 140 bpm it means boy, if it’s generally above then it means girl
This one is a little tricky for me to work out as I haven’t had any real cravings. I was secretly hoping I might have some super unusual ones along the way. I had dreadful morning sickness for the first trimester and all I wanted to eat was salad pitta breads and virgin Mary’s with extra olives. To me, that seems pretty savoury…
Well it was absolutely awful. All day, all night and it lasted a ruddy long time and nothing seemed to ease the discomfort. Worst part of this whole pregnancy thus far.
This ancient gender prediction method takes the age and month of conception then based on those numbers and the combination of odd to even a gender will be revealed.
Red Cabbage Test
Sorry, this one is another urine based test. Then again, when you’re pregnant you get very used to everything being about pee. You boil half a red cabbage and allow the coloured water to cool down. Strain the cabbage and the mix the cabbage water with urine. The water will either turn a bright pinky red or a deeper purple/blue.
Moody VS Mellow
I have the odd day when I cry for no reason or get teary because I realised that I already finished my last biscuit but, generally I’ve been pretty chilled out. Maybe ask Christian to confirm…
All I have to say about this is “what glow?”. Seriously, I’m still waiting for this pregnancy radiance everyone seems to go on about….
It would seem that hair either reacts really well to pregnancy and you end up looking like you belong on the red carpet OR you look like an albino llama dressing up as a scarecrow… yes *raises hand* that would be me.
The Ring Swing
This is the one lots of people ask about and I remember my own Mother doing this with my little sister. You attach your wedding ring to a piece of string and dangle it over your tummy, it will either swing around in a circle or back and forth. Strangely, this test has only ever worked once for us, all the other times it didn’t swing at all.
Carrying High VS Low
My bump didn’t really arrive for a very long time so this is hard to tell so I’m going purely on what other people have said about my bump which apparently is pretty low.
Well, every single person that has seen our scan has thought one particular gender. Apparently it has something to do with the skull shape…
What Do I Think It Is?
Of course I could be wrong but, from the very beginning I’ve just had a strong feeling Little Foot is….
What Does Christian Think It Is?
Just to make things interesting, Christian has maintained from the beginning that we’re having…
I just thought it would be fun to ask a big group of all you lovely lot including a lot of family and friends and this is what you think…
Overall Result: BOY
Well that was pretty unhelpful, I’ll be honest I saw the result being a little more definitive than that. I do not view this as a victory as there was just one point difference. Perhaps, secretly I just wanted it written down that I called it super early that Little Foot is a boy. I’ll be ecstatic either way but, you heard it here first, now we’ll just have to wait and see…
Feel free to comment below if you missed the poll or just want to take a random guess. I’d love to hear your thoughts.