Now HB did ask me when we first found out we were pregnant what I thought we were having and I said that I thought it was a boy so HB said that if I was sure it was a boy then it was definitely a girl. I might have some issues with making my mind up but thought his response was just rude so gave him the glare!
I’d say about 99.99% of our friends and family have asked whether we know what the sex is or whether we were going to find out. It’s something I hadn’t thought about as I was more focus on the test results. So back to the internet to research on whether we should or shouldn’t find out and the confusion that came with it.
One thing I found was the “nub theory” was you are meant to be able to tell from your 12 week scan (10-14 weeks). The nub is in the genital area and it either points up or down. Up is a boy and down is a girl. Now I had studied our scan photo’s for about a week and I couldn’t even find the nub so gave up on this theory but had a look at other peoples that had posted on the internet and I’d say about 80% I still couldn’t see the nub, but other mums-to-be had posted what they had thought the sex was.
Now all the old wives tales out there which some seemed fun but some are just weird and some women swear by them. There are the common ones of the dangling the ring over the bump to see which way it swayed which determine the sex. Your hair (all body hair) whether is grows quicker or stays the same and the best one is the urine, if it’s dull it’s a girl or florescent (that’s right) it’s a boy. If I had florescent wee – firstly I’d show HB then get myself to the doctors. But the list just goes on and on of the test/games to play to see what flavour your bundle of joy will be.
I read a lot of stories where the parents hadn’t found out and when their baby was born just wanted to hold the baby and a good percentage had actually forgotten to ask what the babies gender is as it’s the last thing on their mind or they were told but from all the events of the birth just didn’t take it in. The ones that did find out had that special moment with their partner, they then started to call bump by the name the have chosen or could then choose a name also all the purchases where not limited to white/yellow.
All very interesting but still we haven’t decided. Think it will all come down to the day of our 20 week scan – I think.
By the way I think it’s a baby girl now. DOH!