reader poll: baby gender

May 27, 2012 in Oh baby!

I know none of us has any real scientific evidence to help determine the answer.

So I’ll give you any and all information I can.

And then you tell me what you think I’m having!


  • I had extreme nausea for the first 14 weeks. I didn’t lose weight, but I didn’t really gain any either.
  • My first “sign” of pregnancy were my extremely, extremely tender boobs.
    After the first trimester, the pain finally went away.
  • My second “sign” of early pregnancy was crippling pain and cramping.
  • I’ve had rosacea all over my face, chest, arms and back since week 6.
  • To go along with the super fun rosacea, I’ve had an acne breakout all over my face.
  • My butt and hips have expanded quite a bit. and quite early on.
  • However, my belly showed late (or what I think is late) — 18-19 weeks!
  • I’m mostly comfortable sleeping on my back until about 3:30 in the morning;
    then I toss and turn between my left & right side until 6am.
  • My blood pressure has remained very low; pre-pregnancy I had very low blood pressure as well.
  • Based on the Chinese astrology gender determination, I’m having a girl.
  • I’ve gained a total of about 8.5 – 9 pounds.
  • At my 20-week appointment, the baby’s heart rate was 150 beats per minute.
  • Cravings include root beer, mac & cheese, strawberries, and ice cream sandwiches.
  • And, for good measure, I’ll include one very recent picture of myself:
    {don’t judge — I was wearing zero makeup and headed to the pool}

So… am I having a boy or a girl?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Twitter: SeriousKrystyn
May 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I say girl…and you are teeny-tiny!

Love the suit!


Twitter: Mrs_southerland
May 28, 2012 at 5:20 am

I think you are having a girl!!


jess May 28, 2012 at 8:15 am

I agree- GIRL!!!


Joelle May 28, 2012 at 11:19 am

I don’t really follow all the wise-tales, but I’m going to say BOY because it seems like everyone I know has boys=)


Twitter: tracytilly
May 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Tough call! I’m saying boy… just because WHY NOT and because you look like you’re carrying your weight super low (which means boy!). Either way, you look great and that is a super cute bathing suit 🙂 Can’t wait to find out!


Amanda May 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Based on your symptoms I’m going to say girl, just from what I’ve seen friends go through!


Chele May 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

don’t judge!?!? OMG you look adorable!

My vote is girl


Robin May 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Gonna go with boy because that is what I picture you having!


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