Today in my blog I want to talk about sex. Specifically, the biological gender of my baby. What is it… Boy or girl? Any guesses out there? So far everyone opinion sways way more to one side of the gender scale than the other.
What determines the gender of a baby?
The sex of a baby is determined by the two sex chromosomes inherited from the parents. A baby will normally inherit one sex chromosome from the mother, and one from the father. A woman has two X chromosomes, so she can give either of her X chromosomes. The father can give either his X or Y chromosome.
So, should I be buying pink or blue? First, I would like to say that I just hope for 2 arms for hugging, 2 cheeks to kiss, 2 adorable feet that I can’t wait to eat up. I have no preference of boy or girl baby- just a happy, healthy baby.
But, isn’t it fun to guess? To put the good old wives tales to test and see if they really do pan out to be true.
So what have I done so far? Not as many as I intended. I kind of got held up with some stupid cancer thing that got in my way and took up more of my time than I had planned. However, I did managed to do a few:
The baking soda test
I took a look at the chinease gender chart,
My baby’s heart rate
How am I carrying
and lastly the needle test.
Nathan, of course believes in none of this- he is waaaay to black and white for this kind of stuff. But that’s ok, we still love him and he laughs at me.
What did the gender tests say? Well, they all kept coming back overwhelmingly the same gender. No discrepancies here. So, is it all sugar and spice or puppies and snails? Nothing has been officially confirmed by ultrasound or by a Doctor and I certainly have no idea what I am having but I have a 50/50 chance it a boy or girl. I am guessing here too! So we will all just have to wait 5 more weeks and see what pops out!