The Power of 50%

by tinysneakers

Apparently exactly half of you think we should find out whether Baby SoS is a boy or a girl.


Almost 27% say to keep it a surprise, and 11% say find out but don’t tell anyone.

Of course my favorites are the write-in answers:


Gee, I wonder who wrote that last one? Ahem. Winking smile


So here’s what I’ll tell you. Our ultrasound is in 1 hour and 9 minutes. We still haven’t made up our minds. I’m predicting we’ll finally come to a decision in about an hour and a half. Winking smile

But until then, let’s have some fun. I love all the old wives’ tales for predicting gender. I’ll give you my answers, then you decide if baby SoS will be wearing pink or blue.

Ready? Go.

Old Wives’ Tale My Answer
Cravings –> Sweet: girl

Neither! I don’t have any cravings.

Cravings –> Sour: boy
Acne/severe acne: girl


No acne/mild acne: boy
Morning sickness: boy


No morning sickness: girl
Morning sickness in morning: boy


Morning sickness at night: girl
Based on ovulation


Heart rate > 140: girl


Heart rate < 140: boy
Random online quizzes:


3 for girl, 1 for either, and 1 for 50% chance of boy (really, you don’t say?)
Chinese Gender Chart


Sleep –> Right side: girl

Neither- I sleep on my stomach

Sleep –> Left side: boy
Conception year & age –>


Both even or odd: girl
One even, one odd: boy
Wedding Ring on String

Neither- up & down??

Circles: Boy
Side to side: Girl

I prefer not to breathe in toxic fumes, thanks.

Odd number equation:


You add your age (2 + 7) to your due date month (1 ) to your conception month (5).
Odd: Boy
Even: Girl

Grand totals?

3 for boy

6 for girl

2 for neither

1 for pass

Your turn! Boy or Girl?


You’ve got a 50-50 shot. Smile
Maybe I’ll tell you tomorrow. Maybe I won’t. Maybe I’ll know, maybe I won’t. Winking smile

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Shanna, Like Banana September 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I can’t vote until I know what side of the country you live on. If you live near the West coast I’m saying boy, but East Coast is girl. That’s just the way I’m seeing trends… 😉

And please FIND OUT and TELL US! =)


tiny sneakers September 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

East Coast 😉


Jen September 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I say girl! But the only reason is because I’m having a boy and it seems like everyone else I know is having a boy. This makes me nervous for my son’s future dating options, so someone needs to have some girls 🙂


Theodora September 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I hope you find out…and tell us (or just me, that’s fine, too:)), because I am dying to know!!!


Shayla @ The Good Life September 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I voted and I say girl!! And (I hope!) we get to find out! 😉 Good luck!


Lee September 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I think it’s a boy. I don’t know why, I just imagine you with a little boy.


Jamie @Food in Real Life September 13, 2011 at 11:58 am

I think it’s a girl! Your old wives tales results are just like mine and I’m having a girl. I hope you do reveal it on the blog, it’s fun to talk about and to refer to the baby as he or she 🙂


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