EXCITING!

Current status: Archie arrived on 25.12.13

GENDER THEORIES

I thought it would be fun to indulge some of the theories out there that attempt to guess what gender the baby is before the parents find out. Here's where I'll use those theories and see which one's tell me I'm having a girl, and which say I'm having a boy. I'll find out the gender at my 20 week scan and be able to tell you which one's rang true for me.


SKULL THEORY

If your baby is flat from eyebrow to forehead, it may be a boy, whereas if the forehead is noticeably rounder from the eyes upwards, you could be having a girl.

RESULT: Girl! See 12 week scan pic.

CHINESE CALENDAR

The gender of your baby is predicted based on the month of conception and the mother's birthday - both expressed as dates in the Chinese lunar calendar.

RESULT: Boy!

EVEN & ODD THEORY

Legend has it that the Mayans determined a baby's sex by looking at the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.

RESULT: Girl!

HEARTBEAT THEORY

As the old wives' tale has it, if your unborn baby's heart rate is higher, above 140 beats per minute, that means you're carrying a girl. A lower heart rate below 140 bpm means you're having a boy.

RESULT: Girl! (145bpm-153bpm)

BAKING SODA TEST

You put baking soda in the bottom of a disposable cup (enough to barely cover the bottom) and then add a little bit of your urine to it. If it fizzes like soda pop, it might be a boy. No fizz? Girl.

RESULT: Boy!

CRAVINGS/SICKNESS THEORY

According to these theories, if you crave sweet things and have morning sickness, you could be having a girl. But craving savoury food and little to no morning sickness? Boy!

RESULT: Boy!


FINAL RESULTS

Turns out we're team blue!