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  1. Amber Edwards
    July 6, 2012

    The biggest wives tale I knew, was if the husband had sympathy pains and weight gain = girls. It was right.

    Horrible heart burn = girl it was right.

    But of course, all the “girl” symptoms from your list I had with my boys too so…I don’t really believe the wives tales, but they are definitely fun to learn about.
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    • Darcy
      July 9, 2012

      Hubby claims no sympathetic symptoms or weight gain but who knows if he’s hiding it so I don’t blog about it? LolSyrana

  2. Oriana from MommyhoodsDiary
    July 6, 2012

    I am 35 weeks pregnant and I definitely believe in some old wives tales! Like worse morning sickness for girls and Baby weight. I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!!
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    • Darcy
      July 9, 2012

      Some are quite plausible I think while others are kind of silly. But they are still fun! Thank you and I hope the last few weeks go smoothly for you.Syrana

  3. Danielle @ Royalegacy
    July 6, 2012

    The only one that was ever given to me was how I was carrying my children–high & low. I had six children altogether. The first three I carried high–all three girls. The last three I carried low–all three boys.
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    • Darcy
      July 9, 2012

      Wow! I always thought how you carried was really just about your body but you had 100% accuracy with that one. Very interesting!Syrana

  4. Kathleen
    July 6, 2012

    These are fun to try while you are anxiously awaiting your ultrasound but none have been proven correct. There are many people who they are accurate for but many who they are not. The heartrate one was accurate for me. My girls were both around 160 and my boy was 135. Also for me, my pregnancy with the girls was exactly the same but my boy was different. However the girls were also closer together and I was 3.5 years older when I was pregnant with the boy so could be that too.

    I think you’ll have another girl (but not because of the old wives tales)
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    • Darcy
      July 9, 2012

      There are so many factors that can affect how you feel while pregnant that I think we forget about sometimes. I did read somewhere (gotta find it again!) that medically there is some truth to the heart rate one but it’s still not a very accurate predictor overall. Next week we should know!Syrana

  5. Kari
    July 6, 2012

    Have you ever heard of the pencil test? When my friends and I were all in our baby-making years, we all swore by this test. I don’t remember the exact details of how to read the results, but you put a threaded needle into the eraser end of a pencil. Then you hold the needle so that the pencil lead swings over the inside bend of your outstretched arm. If it swings one way it’s a girl, the other it’s a boy (that’s the part I don’t remember which is which;o) But, I have four kids and it was right for me each time. Maybe you could google it. Good luck.

    • Darcy
      July 9, 2012

      I’ll have to look this one up – never heard of it…though I’ve heard of a few similar ones using wedding rings and another a charm. One you do over the belly, the other your wrist. It’s amazing how many tests are out there!Syrana

  6. Isra
    July 6, 2012

    The only old wives tale I absolutely believe in is morning sickness for a girl! I have a boy and 2 girls, and both my girls I had severe nausea and nothing with my boy! So excited to find out what you’re having!!!thefrugalette

  7. Melissa
    July 6, 2012

    These are great! I was just as sick with my two boys as with my two girls… So fun!
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  8. Melissa
    July 6, 2012

    Well I was deathly sick with my boy. With my girl, I was slightly sick but no where near what I has with my boy. I craved sweet things with haylet and salty foods with Zane, which I heard does add up. I do tend to somewhat agree with wives tales!
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    • Darcy
      July 9, 2012

      I think it’s so interesting how differently we all experience our pregnancies! When my results are mixed like craving sweet and salty my dad likes to joke about twins lolSyrana

  9. Shannon
    July 6, 2012

    The only one that was right for me was babies first word. Mama= girl next, Dada=boy next. This was accurate twice.

    • Darcy
      July 9, 2012

      I’ve never heard that one – very interesting! Rissa said dada before mama so that’d be boy next if true.Syrana

  10. michelle r
    July 7, 2012

    im thinking another girl for you too
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    • Darcy
      July 9, 2012

      I’m kinda thinking that too ;)Syrana

  11. Dawn
    January 14, 2013

    I hardly had any morning sickness with my DAUGHTER, Amber. :D

    Dawn
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  12. Heather M
    January 19, 2013

    Some were right for me, some were wrong.

    With my last pregnancy here’s what I got
    Slept on right side: Girl
    Nausea, but not sick: Boy (I didn’t have nausea OR sickness with my daughter either)
    Soft hands: Girl
    Acne: girl
    Graceful/Clumsy: graceful Boy
    Fuller face: Girl
    Cravings: I craved juice with my daughter and everything salty with my son
    Mood: Boy
    High belly: girl
    Baby weight: Boy (but I did gain ALL OVER, but you couldn’t tell from the back)
    model hands: don’t know
    Even and odd: Boy
    Heartbeat: girl
    breast size: boy (but my left is always larger)

    Girl- 6 boy- 6
    He was a little boy! So it’s 50% right lol

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