I love all of the old wives tales associated with determining the gender of a baby. When I was pregnant with Evie, we did not find out the gender at our 20 week ultrasound, so we tried all of the tricks and 2/3 of them said that we were having a boy. The Chinese gender predictor chart said that we were having a boy, and in my gut, I was sure that we were having a boy. In my mind though, I thought I had seen the tell-tale "three white lines" (aka: it looked like lips, if you know what I mean) at the ultrasound, so a girl wasn't a huge surprise to me.
With this pregnancy, we are finding out, and tomorrow is the big day. We (potentially) find out if this baby is growing a peen or a vag. Since the time to try out all of the fun old wives tales is running short, I thought I'd try a few and determine today, what will be proven by science tomorrow.
Chinese gender predictor: It depends on which month we conceived. That's iffy, it was either the end of February or beginning of March. If it happened in March (more likely), we are having a girl. If it happened in February (less likely), we are having a boy.
Old Wives Tale Quiz: This predicts that we have a 60% chance of having a girl and a 40% chance of having a boy. That's not much better than 50/50....
Acne while pregnant: The tale goes that if you have more acne, you will have a girl. My skin has been the same as always, so I guess that means boy??
Cravings: Salty cravings mean that you're having a boy, and sweets means a girl. From this post, I think that predicts a girl.
Previous kids: If your older child's first word was momma, you'll have a girl. If it was "dadda," you'll have a boy. Evie said "dadda" long before "momma," so, boy it is with this one!
Moodiness: If you are moodier than usual, you are having a girl. That definitely means a girl for me!!!! I have had to keep myself in check more than once this pregnancy!
Boob size: Supposedly, a larger left breast means girl, and a larger right breast means boy. Righty has always been a little bigger, but I guess this still points to boy.
Morning sickness: If you have little or no morning sickness, it predicts a boy. I had some morning sickness, but not nearly as much as I had with Evie....boy???
Dreams: The tale goes that that you dream about what you will have. I always dreamed that I was having a girl when I was pregnant with Evie. This time, I've dreamed of having a girl 1 or 2 times, but just the other night, I had a dream that it was a boy.
Finally, what do I think??? 70% of the time, a expectant mother's intuition is right about the gender of her baby. I'm really not sure. I think that I'm being swayed a little by the fact that I know that M wants to have a son. (Disclaimer: He would love any child that we had, but I know he would feel like he was missing out if he never had a son, and I think two babies are as much as our family can handle.) I keep thinking it's a girl, but maybe I just want Evie to have a sister because I'm so close to my sisters. I think there are too many outside influences at play here for me to make a rational decision. (Also, that's a really good cop-out because I have no idea!)
Conclusion: I am having a hermaphrodite. Of the wives tales I listed, four say girl, four say boy, and two are inconclusive. In the end, whether this baby is a boy or a girl (or other), he/she will have two loving parents, an adoring big sister, and an extended family that will love the crap out of him/her. :)
I found a great list of old wives tales here at www.hisboyscanswim.com