Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Scoop

I LOVE hearing about how other women's pregnancies and births go so for those of you who are like me, here's an answer to some of the frequently asked pregnancy questions:

1. How far along are you? Technically, I'm 20 weeks on Wednesday(May 16), but during my first ultrasound the baby was measuring a little big, so the doctor moved up my due date to September 29, making me 20 weeks on Saturday. Halfway baby!

2. Why have I waited a while to let the word out? See question 3. There are so many crazy comments that I've gotten from people that I do and don't know. I read a status the other day that said, "Often the people that know you the least have the most to say." Don't get me wrong, I'm not ashamed that I will be a mother of two in a few short months, I am thrilled! I have really enjoyed letting the word get out slowly(thanks to the people that we have told.:)) I WANTED to wait until we found out if it was a girl or a boy... but that didn't happen.

3. "Was this one planned?" Yes, that is a question word-for-word that I have been asked. I know a lot of women think it, but often when it's verbally asked it comes out SO wrong. This is a question that I have made a HUGE effort not to ask any other woman, because we are all so different. If they want to share it, they will. But YES, This baby was planned. Yes, This baby is wanted.  Yes, 2 years isn't very long between kids. Yes, I know I still have a toddler. Yes. Once Eli turned 1 we felt that another baby was waiting to come to our family. So yes. that's when the "planning" began.

4.How are you feeling? I can't believe how stinkin' tired I am by the end of the day. I'd like to think that it's because I have a little boy to chase after as well, but I am TIRED! I was really sick during the first trimester and have had little "spouts" of sickness and headaches since, but I've figured out how to eat so I don't get as many headaches or don't get as sick.

5. Movement? Eeee! Yes! I started feeling the baby move around 16-17 weeks, which is a lot earlier than Eli! Yesterday Craig felt the baby too! It's my favorite, favorite part or being pregnant!

6. Do you think it's a boy or a girl? This pregnancy has been SO different than my pregnancy with Eli, so I really feel like we're having a girl. Craig says that he thinks it's a girl, but he wouldn't be "as shocked" if it was a boy. Of course, I have done some of the myths and tricks, and these are the results that I've gotten:(thanks to

1. Highs and Lows
If you're carrying high, break out the pink. If your bump is low, you're carrying a boy.

2. Be Still My Beating Heart                                According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy.

3. Sweet and Sour
Craving ice cream every single day? Some people believe this means it's a girl. If you have to have salty or sour stuff, then it's a boy.

4. Chinese Birth Chart
This ancient method uses your age at conception and the month you did the deed to determine gender. Try it here!

5. Even and Odd
Legend has it that the Mayans determined a baby's sex by looking at the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.

6. Spot On
If you're breaking out like crazy, blame it on your girl babe. The belief goes that girls steal their mother's beauty, hence, those annoying zits.

7. Nice Ring to It
Pop off your wedding ring -- if you still can! -- and tie it to a string. Hang it over your belly. If it swings in a circle, a little guy's in your future. If it goes back and forth, you've got a girl.

8. Queasy Does It
Sick as a dog during the first trimester -- or still? Signs indicate you're having a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy.

1. I think it’s really too early to tell?

2. Girl- Last time I was at the doctor, the baby’s heartbeat was 154.

3. Again, this one is really hard. I love sweets so I’m not sure if I am craving them because I’m pregnant with a girl? In the beginning Ramen noodles(I know they are so bad for you) helped a TON with Sickness because of all the Sodium it has.

4. Girl

5. Boy- I was 22 in the year 2011

6. Girl- I have broken out like mad since I’ve been pregnant.

7. BOY- It started back and forth then went in circles for a looong time.

8. Girl- I have been so dang sick.

Girl: 4 Boy: 2
So... that doesn't tell us much either. Anybody else have any guesses before we find out at our ultrasound on WEDNESDAY? :) 


  1. girl girl girl!!! i was always craving sweets and super nauseous so my guess is girl :)

  2. Your due date is soo close to my birthday (Sep 26) - Here's hoping for a birthday twin!!

  3. Congrats Kimi!! That is so exciting, and so awesome!!

  4. I was going to text my guess is a girl. But I withheld. But so far I haven't been wrong of the last 4 guesses for people! Just add me to that list of "how to know's"

  5. i'm going to throw out a random guess and say boy. Most of my friends who have their first baby as a boy have their second boy also. But what do I know :) so happy for you guys! You are a wonderful mommy!