Those crazy wives…

Just seeing what the crazy wives tales have to say about baby’s gender!


According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy.

The heart rate was slow at our first ultrasound, and the first thing I thought, was oh that means it’s a boy right?!


Craving ice cream every single day? Some people believe this means it’s a girl. If you have to have salty or sour stuff, then it’s a boy.

Definitely craving savory stuff. Fried pickles.


This ancient method uses your age at conception and the month you did the deed to determine gender.

My Chinese calender says boy!


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.

This one meant I was having a girl…not true!


GOTS SPOTS? If you’re breaking out like crazy, blame it on your girl babe. The belief goes that girls steal their mother’s beauty, hence, those annoying zits.

My face has been fine so far, but I think my boy may be stealing my beauty too!

Pop off your wedding ring — if you still can! — and tie it to a string. Hang it over your belly. If it swings in a circle, a little guy’s in your future. If it goes back and forth, you’ve got a girl.

Mine went in a circle!

Sick as a dog during the first trimester — or still? Signs indicate you’re having a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy.

I was sick, but I was no where near how I felt with Harper. BUT had I not known how bad it could be, I may say I was sick as a dog.

If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl. If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it’s a boy.


This tale only applies if you have had previous kids. If you have and that child’s first word was momma, you will have a girl. If your first child’s first word was dadda, you’ll have a boy. I can’t help you with this one since I have no previous kiddos.

Harper’s first word was dada!

If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy.

I’m a clutz. Big time. Do all pregnant women turn into clumsy bears?

If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy. If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl. I prefer my right side lately.

I like my left side.

If the hair on your legs has been growing at record speeds, you might be having a boy.

I’m like sasquatch the day after shaving my legs.

If your hands are constantly dry, it’s a boy.

Desert dry.


What color is your pee? If it is bright yellow, you will have a little boy. If your urine is a dull yellow, plan on a girl.


If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.

I had headaches early on. I associated them with eating too many hot dogs….but maybe not!


Well as you can see, almost all of my wives tales say boy!

Anyone else have an overwhelming result to their tales?




6 thoughts on “Those crazy wives…

  1. You said the one with the clumzy part was wrong but it does say that if you do get clumzy then you are carrying a boy.. So that one is right?

    I have no Idea which one I am carrying but I suspect it is a boy and then it does fit to many of those things.. But I am definitely more clumzy now, that is for sure 😀 And my belly is really small and sticking straight out :).. Not having any acne problems, experiencing some headache, didn’t get morning sickness and prefer to sleep on my left side! I can tell you in five weeks if it was right or not that I am having a boy 😀

    • Ahhhh!!! See??? I’m so clumsy I can’t even answer a straight forward question!!!!! I guess it does point towards boy so it’s right! Haha!!! Excited to see what you’re having soon!! Are u sick?

      • LOL 🙂
        Hmm, not quite sure what you mean by if I am sick? But as I said before I have not been experiencing any morning sicknes.. And for the record I am not sick in any way 🙂

  2. I had virtually zero symptoms so half the time I couldn’t even guess what the old wives tales would predict! Her heartbeat was originally closer to 160 but has now slowed to 130s, so apparently she would have been a girl then switched to a boy. But the tech says its all girl!

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