Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chinese Calendar Gender Predictions

**Post all about the p-word and babies**

So, I've been wondering about the gender of this baby I'm trying to grow. In the beginning of the pregnancy, in the milliseconds when I let myself think about it, I felt like this baby was a boy. Lately though (the last few weeks) I've been feeling like the baby is a girl. Hubby wants to find out the sex so I only have a few weeks of wondering before my next doc apt at 19w.

A lot have people around me have been speculating. It's amazing how much people want to talk about pg when they know there's a preggo in the room... Several people have told me to consult the Chinese calendar to predict the sex of my baby. I was curious, especially since my "girl" feelings lately have been pretty strong, so I checked it out. I did the math and converted everything to the lunar calendar like you're supposed to and supposedly it's a ............... BOY. I was actually kind of excited about that. Not that I wouldn't be happy about and love a girl! I know I would. However, For the last few years I have thought it would be kind of fun to be the mom of boys. You know those cool moms who have all boys? I'm sure you know one of them. I'm not very girly, so I think I might be able to pull off being a cool "boy mom."

Does anyone have an opinion about the various methods of gender prediction? I will post a poll to let people make their own predictions...

9 comments:

Fertilized said...

Ok - so i Did that - and Mine came out predicting a boy - It could be true for you

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Kathy V said...

I know what you mean about being a cool mom to just boys. I am not overly girly myself. While I wouldn't love girl too, I am not necessarily sure I know what to do with girls. I was a boy scout leader for awhile and also loved going to my brother's t-ball and soccer games more than I loved my sister's dance recitals. Not that girls can't play sports but I just understand what you are trying to say.

I did get this book at one point in time about determining gender. They say it depends on when you ovulated vs when you had intercourse. I will have to pull it off the shelf and look up the particulars.

Alison said...

They did this on the radio and every woman that called in, it was right. So I betcha it's a boy!!!

LifeHopes said...

I don't know how to figure out whether it's a girl or a boy ... but I am soooo excited for you either way!!

Will you be sharing the sex of the baby on the blog??? Pretty please?

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Three out of four of the Chinese gender prediction tests I took said girl, and indeed my Lemy is a girl. I don't know if they are always accurate, but it worked for me! :)

Geohde said...

Call me a cynical medico, but my favourite method of gender prediction is either amnio or a good anatomy u/s at 20 weeks :)

J

Ma Beck said...

Chinese calendar said "Girl" for us.
Then we went to two different ultrasounds - "It's a boy!"

Okay. Fine. We bought blue stuff, baseball stuff. Damn lying Chinese calendar.

And then we went for one last ultrasound at (I think) 25 weeks.
She said, "You know what it is, right?" and we said, "Uh, yeah, it's a boy."

Her eyebrows raised. "Nooo, it's a girl."

"Stop messing around," I said. "It's a boy. Always has been. I saw the penis, the scrotum, all that."

"I'm not kidding. It's a girl," she said.

So, yeah, Chinese calendar...

;)

Ma Beck said...

Oh, and PS

I am the biggest tomboy to ever live.
And my precious adorable baby girl is the light of my life - I can't imagine I ever "wanted" a boy.
(Fact is, you "want" what you're having, at least, for me that's true.)

:)

A GIRL! My God, I still can't believe it! And she's almost 15 months!