Sunday, August 24, 2008

Boy vs. Girl

We are dying to know whether our cute bambino will be a boy or girl. No surprises for us, thanks!

Here's the breakdown based on old wives tales... we should find out at either our 18 or 20 week check-up. So stay tuned!

I am carrying the extra weight out front.
I am carrying low.
Sleeping in a bed with my pillow to the north indicates that I will be having a boy.
I didn't have morning sickness early in pregnancy. (neither did my mom, and she had 3 girls and 1 boy)
My chest development has not been very dramatic during pregnancy, unfortunately. Although tim said otherwise this morning... maybe I'm just wearing baggy clothes and don't notice.
The sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is even.
I have been having headaches.

The hair on my legs is not growing any faster during pregnancy.
Tim hasn't been gaining weight along with me.
A needle on a thread held over my belly moved from side-to-side.
I am craving sweets.
My nose hasn't changed during pregnancy (can this happen?! yikes), which indicates a girl.
I have been craving fruits (I think this is the same as 'sweets', as it probably has to do with the sugar in fruit - but whatever, wives tales!).
I love to have orange juice daily.
My belly looks like a watermelon.
Lastly, according to a Chinese Gender Predictor, we are having a girl.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Week 15!

Holy toledo batman, we're at week 15. Just started the second trimester last week! Woohoo!

According to What to Expect When You're Expecting, the baby should measure about 4 1/2 inches and weigh about 2-3 ounces. Which is about the size of a navel orange.

I've been more tired this week and the doctor said that my iron counts were down, probably due to the baby being larger and growing, therefore stealing more of mommies nutrients! So I'm taking an iron supplement, and it doesn't have the best side effects. Oh well, all in the name of a healthy, happy bambino!!