Oh hi Mia! Bracelets c/o Poppy Lane and Co
Since I don't really have a bump to show off (which is what many people base there guess off of) I thought it would be fun to share what I should be having based off of old wive's tales (and yes, I totally got this idea from my sister in law! So fun that our babies are going to be so close in age! These sweet cousins will be the best of friends!)
Ancient Chinese Birth Chart: The chart says GIRL!
How I Carry Baby: They say that if you're carrying high it's a girl, carrying low is a boy. Again, since I'm not showing yet, it also mentions that if you carry in front you've got a boy, if your belly grows horizontally you've got a girl. So far my body is following the same growth pattern that it did with Mia, but I didn't grow horizontally with her, I carried in front (if that helps with anyone basing off of the bump shape) So if I continue to carry in front the way I did with Mia this should be a BOY (but it would have been wrong with Mia!)
Acne: Legends say that if you're having a girl, she'll still your beauty. Acne (and other skin blemishes) are signs of a girl. I'm not one that is blessed with beautiful, glowing skin while pregnant. I experienced acne the first half of my pregnancy with Mia and I'm experiencing it again so GIRL!
Cravings: Sweets = girl. Salty and sour = boy. My sweet tooth is out of control this pregnancy (although I couldn't stand the thought of sweets during my first trimester with Mia) I literally dream night and day about chocolate cake, ice cream, donuts, etc so GIRL!
Husband: I couldn't help but pull Eric into this one since this pregnancy IS half his fault ;) They say that if my spouse indulges in my pregnancy cravings as well, and adds on a little sympathy weight, we should expect a girl. Eric has been hitting the gym hard and taking charge of his diet so BOY!
Funny story though- while pregnant with Mia we would rent a redbox and Eric would go grab blizzards from Dairy Queen to enjoy during the movie. He gained some weight during my pregnancy but I thought it was from the stress of his job. He just recently told me that when he got our blizzards, he also ordered a large ice cream cone and ate it on his drive back home... BUT NEVER TOLD ME! Little stinker, HA!
Morning Sickness: If you experience morning sickness, especially during the first trimester, it means pinkl. If you sail through the pregnancy with nary an upset stomach, it's blue all the way... so BOY! (But I didn't have morning sickness with Mia as well. Thank heavens!)
Moodiness: If you are really moody, expect a girl. All smiles and happy, expect a boy. Let's just say that I kind of lost my mind a couple of times (SO moody) before I found out I was pregnant. Now that I know my hormones are crazy right now, I really try to keep myself in check but I am easily irritated, so GIRL!
Baby Names: It is said that when you can only think of specific names for girl or boy, you will have that particular baby... so BOY! (This one rings true with Mia's pregnancy as well.)
I can't wait to see what you all think, and I'm so excited to share when we find out if we are having a GIRL or BOY!