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Blue or Pink ??

I am sure, looking at the title of the post, you would have guessed what I am going to discuss today. When we were expecting our baby, we were living in the US. Though we had an opportunity to know the gender of our baby, we chose not to, to retain the suspense and have the guess work on by us and everyone around us, till the moment the baby arrived. 

I remember my friends, relatives, colleagues, strangers at grocery stores, passers-by on my way to work and routine walks, used to predict the gender; few backed by science, few based on old wives tales and few based on their personal experiences. Needless to say those conversations were quite interesting and funny.                                        

I am sharing few of those fancy predictions here. Read it with a notion to have fun and do not take it too seriously. 

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Morning sickness: If a tale is to be believed, you are nurturing a baby girl, if you are having terrible time to retain even an ounce of water inside, during your first trimester; you are going to pop out a boy, in case you do not have traces of nausea and morning sickness.  

Fetus heartbeat rate: Per one theory, if the fetus heart beats more than 140 times per minute, it is guessed to be a girl, else a boy. 

Appetite: You can expect a baby boy, if you keep making frequent kitchen trips in search of food; as I am told, boys need more calories to grow in comparison to girls.

Mom's tastebuds: If the very word of sweet makes you drool and munch on something sweet, then the bun in your oven may be a girl. On the contrary, if you like enjoy eating salt and spicy food all the time, be sure to have a dude.

Baby bump: Old wives say, carrying low means a baby boy; while carrying high is a sign your little munchkin is going to be a girl. Also a round belly signals a boy is on the way and if your preggy belly looks like you are carrying all over, it is indicates a girl.

Look of your face: Expectant mom who radiates a special glow is told to be carrying a boy, and the one whose charming looks and beautiful skin is lost during pregnancy, is going to welcome a girl baby. As per an old story, girl babies take away the good looks of her mom. But I guess per science, it is got to do with the different hormonal changes a mom experiences based on the fetal gender. But don't be scared. You will regain your looks on the arrival of our your princess!! 

Pregnancy brain: Most women experience memory problems while they are pregnant. This is linked to hormonal changes, anxiety, stress, sleeplessness during pregnancy. A research states that women carrying girl baby will be extremely forgetful. So don't forget to paint the nursery pink.

Mood swings: If you are experiencing intense mood swings since inception, it indicates you are going to have a beautiful girl. If you are more composed, you are more likely to have a handsome boy.

Gestational diabetes: Higher blood glucose levels is more common in women pregnant with a baby boy, again the hormones are to be blamed!! Per what I observed amongst my known circle is that 7 in 10 Moms with gestational diabetes delivered boys, while 2 in 10 gave birth to girl babies.

Gestational age: Baby girls complete full term in a mother’s womb i.e., they are typically born after 38 weeks. However, if you expect labor pains or your water breaks right after you complete 36 weeks, consider you are going to hold your prince in your arms, within hours.

Are you able to relate to any of these? We all know the predictions have 50/50 chances. Don't stop the guessing game and miss out on the fun. Anyways, we get to see what it turns out be sooner!!


  1. We have gone through few of the things πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Manu akka | Baby Guessing's | Boy or Girl😍😍SuperπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  2. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Good One

  3. Hi manu...some of the predictions come true in my case...and most of them not..anyways very good interesting topic..πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ


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