Old Wives Tales

Monday, December 29, 2014

Old Wives Tale #1 - Heart Rate
If the baby's heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. 
If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. 
Baby's heart beat has been 145, 156, 170 etc never below 140. 
BOY- 0             GIRL-1

Old Wives Tale #2: Shape of Belly
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl.
 If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it's a boy.
I am carrying more low but I was HIGH with my boy and LOW for my girl. 
BOY-1        GIRL-1

Old Wives Tale #3: Ring Test
Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly. 
You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth 
It's a boy if it swings in a circle.
BOY-2     GIRL-1

Old Wives Tale #4: Mayan Tale
The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception.
 If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl.
 If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way! 
According to this, we are having a girl.
22 + 2014 = 2016
BOY-2       GIRL-2

Old Wives Tale #5: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it's a girl. 
It's thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.
BOY-2       GIRL-3

Old Wives Tale #6: Cravings
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy.
 If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl.
I am all about that sugar and fruits but have always been even with Brayden! 
BOY-2       GIRL-4

Old Wives Tale #7: Previous Kids
This tale only applies if you have had previous kids. 
If you have and that child's first word was momma, you will have a girl. 
If your first child's first word was dada, you'll have a boy. 
This ones dumb I feel because both my babies first words were dada. 
BOY-2     GIRL-4

Old Wives Tale #8: History of Parent's Kids
You can find out the sex by going off of your parent's kids and the order. 
If you are the first born, you will have what your mother had but starting with her second child. 
If you are the middle child, you will have what she had, but starting with the third child. 
If you are the last child, you will have what your mother had in the exact order. 
I think this tale only works when the parent's had three kids. 
My mother only had a boy and then a girl, no third baby. 
Matts mother had 3 boys. 
BOY-3   GIRL-4

Old Wives Tale #9: Time of Conception
The person that is most aggressive in bed at the time of conception is the opposite of what the baby will be. 
In this case, we'll have a girl. Matt tends to be more of the aggressor. 
BOY-3   GIRL-5

Old Wives Tale #10: Legs
If your legs get really big, you're having a boy. 
If your legs stay in shape and lean, it's a girl. 
I think it's too early for me to tell on this one but lean so far.
BOY-3    GIRL-6

Old Wives Tale #11: Moodiness and a Little Pecker
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have another extra girl hormones in you. 
Your pregnancy will make you smile and be more happy if you are having a boy because there's a little penis inside you. 
LMAO. Well I have been more moody lately then happy but it goes beyond pregnancy more stress related.
BOY-3    GIRL-7

Old Wives Tale #12: Bread
If you eat the ends of bread, it's a boy. 
If you eat the middle of the load, it's a girl. 
I've never liked the ends of bread and always have eaten from the middle.
 Another point for a little girl. 
BOY-3      GIRL-8

Old Wives Tale #13: Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%.
It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived.

 This tale tells me that I'm having a girl. 
BOY-4   GIRL-9

Old Wives Tale #14: Dream of Sex of Baby
If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. 
If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. 
Dreams show the opposite of what you are having. 
I haven't had any dreams about the baby's sex!
BOY-4    GIRL-9

Old Wives Tale #15: Clumsy vs. Graceful
If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she's having a girl. 
If she becomes clumsy, she's having a boy. 
BOY-5       GIRL-9

Old Wives Tale #16: Side You Most Rest On
If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she's having a boy. 
If she prefers resting on her right side, she's having a girl. 
I lay on all sides of my body so this doesn't really count for me either. 
BOY-5     GIRL-9

Old Wives Tale #17: Hands
When the pregnant woman is asked to show her hands, it's a boy.
If she keeps her palms down and a girl if she shows her palms up. 
I would assume they wanted to hand me something and put palms up. 
BOY-5      GIRL-10

Old Wives Tale #18: Breast Test
If a pregnant woman's left breast is larger than the right breast, she's having a girl. 
If the right breast is larger, it's a boy. 
Matt says my left breast is bigger. LMAO
BOY-5     GIRL-11

Old Wives Tale #19: What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having. 
I am convinced it's a BABY BOY. 
So is Matt, my whole family and his. 
BOY-6    GIRL-11

Old Wives Tale #20: Morning Sickness
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it's a boy. 
If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl. 
I was beyond nauseous my first trimester. Couldn't even ride in cars. 
BOY-6     GIRL-12

Old Wives Tale #21: Areolae
If your areolae (the part around your nips) have darkened, it's a boy. 
Mine are slightly darker since I found out I was pregnant.
BOY-7    GIRL-12

Old Wives Tale #22: Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy. 
Very rarely. I crave fruit smoothies and juice the most.
BOY-7      GIRL-13

Old Wives Tale #23: Feet
Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant? 
If so, you just might be having a boy. 
If your feet have stayed the same before pregnancy and during, you're having a little girl. 
My feet are always cold and have been since I was little. 
BOY-7     GIRL-14

Old Wives Tale #24: Hair on Legs
If the hair on your legs has been growing at record speeds, you might be having a boy.
Hair is growing the same thankfully to my lack of shaving. 
BOY-7     GIRL-15

Old Wives Tale #25: Hands are Dry
If your hands are constantly dry, it's a boy. 
Now this is a huge factor. My hands are dryer then ever but it's also winter now and I touch lots of paper which sucks up your natural oils and I wash my hands constantly. 
BOY-8    GIRL-15

Old Wives Tale #26: Nose
Do you feel like your nose is growing and getting wider?
My nose is the same.
BOY-8     GIRL-16

Old Wives Tale #27: Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy.
I haven't had any issues with migraines or restless legs this pregnancy thank jeebies!
BOY-8       GIRL-17

Old Wives Tale #28: Baby Names
It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby. 
We can only agree on a boys name, so we'll see how accurate this one is.
BOY-9     GIRL-17

Old Wives Tale #29: Babies Hair Line (only works for moms with a kid already)
If this is your second child, look at the back of the neck of your first born. Does the hairline across the back of the neck go straight across, or come to a point? If the hairline goes straight across, your next baby will be the same gender. So, if your first born is a boy, you'll be having another boy. If the hairline goes to a point, your baby will be the opposite gender of what your baby is. So, if your first born is a boy, you'll be having a girl!
Brayden has a point and I had a girl- Elena. 
Now Elena has a straight across hairline so the next baby would be a GIRL.
BOY-9        GIRL-18

Old Wives Tale #30: Daddies Gaining Weight
Has your spouse been indulging in your pregnancy cravings, too? If your hubby packs on a little sympathy weight, the tales say you're in for a sugary-sweet little girl.
Matt has stayed around the same weight.
BOY-10       GIRL-19

Frozen Olaf Salt Dough Ornament

Saturday, December 20, 2014


2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water


Paints brushes
Olaf blue acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Orange acrylic paint
Black permanent marker
Ribbon to hang


1. Add flour and salt together in a bowl. 

2. Slowly add water and stir. 
I stirred with a fork and towards the end used my hands.
If it's sticky it will not work. 

3. Knead the dough with your hands.

4. Flatten the dough with a roller.
You will want it about a half an inch thick.

5. Place your child's foot in the dough and press down.
I had to hold my little ones toes so they didn't pinch them. 
Don't press too hard you don't want the print to go through the bottom. 

6. Cut around the footprint with a knife leaving a border. 
You have to have enough room for the hands and hair. 

7. Use a straw to make a hole for the ribbon to go through to hang. 

8. I put all mine on aluminum foil and stuck in the oven.
200 degrees for 2 hours. 
Flip the prints and allow to bake for another hour. 

9. Allow prints to cool before painting. 
I sped up my process by putting them in the fridge. 

10. Paint the foot print and toes white. 
(see more details in photos)

11. Paint outer edge blue and allow to dry. 

12. I used a pencil first to sketch the face.


13. Use a permanent marker to draw the face, buttons, hair and arms.

14. Paint the carrot nose and wait until  it drys to trace around it and add the two nose lines. 

15. Allow face to dry and then paint the sides and back blue also. 

OPTIONAL STEP: I always buy Crystal Clear Acrylic spray paint to spray on the finishing product to preserve it for future years. 


I hope you all enjoyed this blog tutorial! 

14 Weeks Down, 26 More Weeks to go! ❤

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Starting weight 120 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31.5 inches. 
Still the same^

Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 14:

  • Baby's heartbeat was a strong 156bpm at ultrasound
  • I have had no bleeding or cramping! 
  • Nausea has calmed down a LOT!
  • My prediction was right on the baby's due date.  05-26-15
  • Bloated has started to go away and turn into an actual bump! 

  • Round Ligament pains especially in the morning when I wake up. 
  • Swollen Breasts.
  • Mucous Plug is coming out again ): 
  • Constipated!

Uterus is the size of a cantaloup.

baby is NOT a HE (yet)? the website just goes back and fourth between he and her.

Weight gain: Same weight.

Stretch marks: No new ones!

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! I have never had it pop out for any of my pregnancies.

Sleep: Amazing when I get some! 

Best moment this week: THANKSGIVING with my family. 

Worst moment this week: Being constipated ): I know sorry, tmi.

Miss anything: Nope (: 

Movement: No movement yet just gas! 

Cravings: Milk & Graham Crackers 

Queasy or sick: Just tired this week. I still can't eat in the mornings but i'm use to that by now. 

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender! 


Upcoming events/appointments: 
Appointment with my midwife December 9th!
Ultrasound to find out the Gender December 17th! 

What I look forward to: A confirmation that the baby is okay and growing perfectly!


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