I’m 15 weeks pregnant today, and 5 weeks tomorrow we will (hopefully) be able to find out the gender of our baby.
Although I wanted to keep it a surprise, Luke didn’t agree, wanting to find out as soon as possible. He didn’t have to talk about it much for me to change my mind…and now, even though I don’t have a preference, I can’t wait to find out what we’re having.
Despite not minding, right from the beginning I’ve had the unshakeable feeling that our little one is a girl and I have thought of endless names I like for girls. I’ve imagined having a little boy for years but now boys names just evade me. I’ll be happy whether my gut feeling is right or wrong, but it’ll be very interesting to find out!
It’s amazing how many people want to give you their opinions about everything when your pregnant. Sometimes I feel like said opinions are expressed specifically to wind me up. I’ve been asked if I have a particular feeling for what we’re having, only to be told that the baby will definitely be a boy as it’s “always the opposite of what you think”, but then I’ve also had people tell me that your gut feeling is “always right.”
My friend Sarah told me yesterday that despite waiting til her baby was born, she knew she was having a boy. Not only did she have “a feeling” (like me), she also couldn’t think of any girls names she liked (also similar to me)…but then again I know of plenty of women who’s gut instinct has been wrong.
There’s endless amounts of old wives tales that people rely on to predict what you’re having (the site above has a few good examples) but I think they’re all a load of codswallop and I find myself getting pretty frustrated with them being applied to me and my bump…
I’ve craved both salty (boy) and sweet (girl) foods.
I’d show you my hands palm up if you asked to see them (girl) but the skin on them is dry as old paper (boy).
Chinese gender prediction calendars say we’re having a boy, but Mayan prediction says it’s a girl.
One of the most “reliable” gender predictions (if you talk to people who believe this stuff…which, as I’ve said, I don’t) is the size and shape of your bump. I like to point out to these people that two of my colleagues – both on their second pregnancies – had very different bumps, yet gave birth to baby boys within a month of each other.
No matter what anyone says, I think the most reliable form of gender is waiting until the birth. Yes, I want the midwife to tell us what she sees (if anything) at our scan, but I’m quite aware that even that prediction could be wrong.
I still can’t wait though.
5 weeks and counting…