Wednesday, February 15

21st Week

Tomorrow begins Amy's 21st week of pregnancy, and today is the first day I've been able to feel it move from Outer Utero Land. We were both at home today with gastro issues (we won't delve any further into that story; let's just say it wasn't a super-romantic Valentine's evening).

Anyhootie, we were lying there and she thought she could feel it move on the outside, so I placed my hand on her tummy. Sure enough, the baby was performing gymnastics in there. That's when it set in: there's a living being in there!

We find out next Wednesday, February 22nd (Amy's 28th birthday) whether it's a boy or a girl. I've had a feeling it's a boy this entire time and Amy says the opposite. We'll see who's correct.

We did a quiz on and according to Old Wive's Tales, this is what's up:


You have a 50% chance of having a boy.

And you have a 50% chance of having a girl.

And Here's Why...

You are carrying the extra weight out front, so it's a boy.

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.

Your feet are colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a boy.

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 didn't have morning sickness early in pregnancy, so it will be a boy.

You are looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a boy, 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 you belly moves from side-to-side, so it will be a girl.

Your urine is a dull yellow color, so you will have a girl.

You have a craving for salty or sour foods, which means that it is a boy.

Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.

You have been craving meats or cheeses, so it is a boy.

Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.

You must have orange juice every day, so it's a girl.

You are having headaches, so it's a boy.

Your belly looks like a watermelon, so it's a girl.

You show the back of your hand, so it's a boy.

You use the handle, so it's a boy.