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Boy, girl or chicken?

When it came to finding out the gender of our baby, luckily both TSH and myself were on the same page; we wanted a surprise. We didn’t find out with our first and we are not finding out with #2. We are firmly on team green and we love it.

These days, you end up knowing so much about your baby before it’s even been born. By the time Bubba made her long-awaited arrival, we’d had 7 ultrasounds! This was mainly due to us being special needs in the fertility department and then whack on some concern about Braxton Hicks and going over our date and voila, we’d had a peak 7 times and knew everything about her, apart from her gender. For us it certainly made the delivery much more exciting, and when I say exciting I mean it was a nice reward after fuck loads of pain.

We’ve got lists of boy names and girl names and they will all be coming to hospital with us. The nursery is green. The baby clothes are white. It’s all very exciting and since we have been together nearly 10 years, so the best thing is that it gives up something to talk about.

There are many very scientific methods of gender prediction, mainly based on old wives tales and all of which have been proven to be 100% correct. And considering I’m an old wife, I totally love thinking about it. Take a look at these hard facts below and then decide for yourselves, are we having a boy or girl? or given my recent bout with the pox, will it be a chicken?

Day 2, 4 cells. Do these cells look more girly or boy?

Week 30+2. Boy or girl or just cheeky poking its tongue out!

What’s your professional opinion? Girl or boy? Did you find out or were you on team green?

14 Comments Post a comment
  1. I really don’t know, sorry. 😉 I just wish you good luck. For me, whether a boy or a girl as long as the baby is healthy and the mom is okay. Everything else will follow. Nice post by the way.

    May 27, 2012
    • I totally agree! We are just so happy to be having another baby after everything we went through. Boy? Girl? It’s a blessing!!!

      May 27, 2012
  2. i think it’s good to be so zen about it. As you said… either way he/she (it – the chicken!) is a blessing!

    May 28, 2012
  3. Peta #

    OMG!!! PETA/Peter is so cute. Can’t wait to meet HER! 😀

    May 28, 2012
  4. Adam Malone #

    Hey Lou,

    I hear what your saying, but…

    I really didn’t want to know the sex of our first baby. But the CFO overruled and we ended up finding out. As it was, Violet was a girl and planning went ahead. Shopping aside, girls name were chosen (probably selected even before conception) and the Baby was called her name for all the months prior to birth. I’m still amazed by her birth today. Due to various “women’s” issues that needed to be corrected prior to successful conception we were routed to having a cesarean. What blew us AND the nurses away was the fact that violet responed to my voice and her name from the second she was lifted out. Even with eyes shut she still tried to roll and move in the dirrection of her name. Even the nurses were amazed.

    Let’s just say I didn’t need to be convinced this time round for number 2 arriving this Friday.


    May 28, 2012
    • Good luck on Friday!!! That is an amazing story, apparently they go have memory from the third trimester, how incredible is that? We made a song for Bubba and I used to play it and sing it to her whilst preggers. The same thing happened, she totally recognized it when she popped out and it used to settle her down when she heard it. Super amazing stuff!!!!!

      May 28, 2012
  5. janerowena #

    I have one of each – and apart from those last three, all of the predictions were right! I had no idea my own symptoms were ‘scientifically proven’! I wish I had known the first time round. It was really hard work at that time trying to find baby things in neutral colours. She wore a lot of navy blue and red.

    May 29, 2012
    • See my system works! It is hard finding neutral stuff but you have just inspired me with navy blue and red!

      May 29, 2012
  6. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award.

    May 29, 2012
  7. lisacng #

    even tho i’d always say the chinese are right, my chinese prediction was wrong. My guess is the carrying one. So you must be having a girl. Or a chicken. Wouldnt it be great to birth an egg? Simple in shape!

    May 30, 2012
    • I love the egg idea! My chinese acupunturist said that because her first words were ‘papa’ it’s going to be a boy. Mmmmm

      May 31, 2012

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