Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The post you've alllll been waiting for

Yes, that's right. For those who haven't heard through the grapevine yet, a little person will be joining our household in June. Or July if (s)he decides to come late. Which would be an all too fitting punishment to me since I made my mom wait two weeks past HER due date for me to come.

And guess what? We get to find out what we're having in two weeks!

According to old wives tales I have a 17 percent chance of having a boy, and an 82 percent chance of having a girl.

And Here's Why...
You are carrying the extra weight around the hips and bottom, so it's a girl.
The hair on your legs is not growing any faster during your preganacy, so it's a girl.
Boys are carried low. You are going to have a boy.
Sleeping in a bed with your pillow to the south indicates that you will be having a girl.
Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread. You are having a girl.
Dad-to-be hasn't been gaining weight along with Mom-to-be, so it will be a girl.
The maternal grandmother doesn't have gray hair (dyed or natural), so a girl will be born.
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.
You are not looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a girl, because girls steal their mother's looks.
Your chest development has been quite dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a girl.
Since the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is even, it will be a boy.
A needle on a thread held over your belly moves in circles, so you will have a boy.
Your urine is a dull yellow color, so you will have a girl.
You are craving sweets, which means that it is a girl.
Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.
You have been craving fruits, so it is a girl.
Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.
You have no desire for orange juice, so it's a boy.
You are not having headaches, so it's a girl.
Your belly looks like a watermelon, so it's a girl.
You show them the palm of your hand, so it's a girl.
You use the body of the mug, so it's a girl.

I few things pregnancy has done to me:

I LOVE fruit. Can't get enough. Would die without
I HATE onions. Sick gross yucky nasty. Especially purple ones.
Cinnamon smells and tastes don't smell or taste good. Not gross, just not good.
The smell of canned chili (Jason's favorite) will make me vomit instantly.
I always want to be sleeping. Even when I wake up after a full night of REM cycles, I want more.
My hair is awesome. Grows like crazy and is super silky softy and shiny.
My skin is not awesome and I don't want to talk about it.


Anonymous said...

Congrats Jessie!! That is AWESOME! Those boy/girl predictions are pretty hilarious.

Alisha said...

Congratulations! How exciting! Can't wait to see photos of baby Evans. :)

jessica said...

Yay! Congratulations! Love the scrabble board! SO creative! I can't believe you are so far along. Very exciting! Are you looking pregnant? I can't image a pregnant little jessie...

Adam and Bri said...

yay! yay! yay! congrats, jessie. pregnancy is positively amazing (except for that whole being sick and bad skin bit). it really is just this special, perfect little time.

Brian, Emily, & Charlie said...

Oooooh CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so so excited and happy for you both! I'm excited to hear what you are having -- it will be interesting to see if any of the wives tales hold true:) Congratulations!!!

dillon and kim said...

Uh!!! I have been waiting for this post! I'm so happy for you! As far as predictions go I think mothers intuition is the best... I always knew I'd have a girl first and my thoughts were even stronger once I was pregnant, so if you're leaning one way or another you're probably right... but the age/month conception thing as been pretty accurate with several people I know too(and it was for me). I know it sounds crazy cause you just want that little bundle here so bad but enjoy being pregnant, sometimes I miss it! Also enjoy your hair because mine literally all fell out after I delivered. congrats again, let me know if you need anything :)


HOORAY!!! Congrats, Jessie! I can't wait to hear what you're having...the ultrasound day is probably the most exciting day of the pregnancy, I loved it!

brittany said...

I'm so happy for you guys! I bet little baby Evans is so excited to come and be apart of your family!

Annegirl said...


So So SOOOO Happy for you!!!


Kim & Clay said...

YAY! I confess I came across a couple of your comments on my friend's blog (BabyMakingMachine, put 2 and 2 together, and was so excited for you! You have so much to look forward to. Within the next couple of weeks me and some friends are starting a pregnancy blog - bellymamas.com. I'll let you know when we launch it. Congrats!!

Macie said...

WAHOO!!! I was waiting for this post! :) I am seriously SO excited for you. I agree with Gina, the ultrasound part is awesome.

Emily said...

So, so excited for you! :) We're having a girl but a lot of those wives tales weren't true for me. The only one I can think of that was is the heart rate thing. First time we got her heart rate it was like 160. It's slower now, though still probably around 140.

Oh and my husband loves canned chili too and during my first trimester he was eating a ton of it because I wasn't cooking and I tell you I though it would be the death of me. My sympathies!!

Can't wait to hear more about your pregnancy and of course to hear what you're having!

Mer and Mel said...

Congratulations Jessie! That is so exciting!! I can't believe you waited to long to tell everyone- kudos to you:) I hope you have been feeling ok so far- I was nauseous the entire 9 months. I can't wait to hear what you are having!

Merrick said...

Congratulations!! Hope you're feeling okay!

Amber said...

Congrats! It's amazing how pregnancy treats no one the same, but the end result is pretty incredible.

I know it was already said but the scrabble board is way cute.

Bethany Finlinson said...

I was so excited when I was told you were having a baby. I don't know if I've even seen you since then to say congrats...but CONGRATS! And according to those wives tales...I may be having a girl after all. But I still have my doubts and put my money on boy for me. Let's see...for you, I'd say girl. :)

JVS said...

CONGRATS!!! You are going to be such an adorable mom! :)

Stacey Crewse said...

Yay! I have been (im)Patiently hahaha.. waiting for this post! I can't wait to find out what you are having! Congrats Mama!

Christin Foscarini said...

You are going to be such a cute little mommy! Hopefully you don't have to big of a baby otherwise before you know it, it will be bigger then you! :) Im very excited for you!! Your lucky your hair is awesome, mine went so dry I had to cut it all off. The skin part I can totally relate to and it is awful, hang in there it will be worth it I promise. I hope you haven't been to sick. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Laus said...

AHHHHHH!!! Jessie! We need to get together! I want to talk to you and be excited for you face to face! :)

Karissa Kay said...

CONGRATS!!! Oh my gosh, I'm SOOOO happy for you!!!

Cathy said...

JESS!!!! Woot! I am so excited for you! Seriously, I can't stop smiling. You'll have to let everyone know (which I am sure you will) when you find out what it is. I hope that your child develops the love of off-brand cheetos like his/her mother. :)

Brianna said...

That is so exciting! Congrats, we can't wait to find out if you're having a boy or girl. Good luck with the pregnancy and enjoy it!

Cheryl said...

Can't wait to find out what you are having! See you soon!!

Bridget and Dustin said...

I'm so excited for you guys! I wish you guys lived closer so are little ones could play. Don't go off of all those wives tales. I was thinking that I was going to be having another girl from the heart rate and I have been way more sick this time. Well I was wrong and we are getting are little boy. I can't wait to hear what you guys are having. I hope you are starting to feel a little better. Congrats!!

Emily Evans said...

We are so excited to a niece or nephew!