Friday, August 27, 2010

The gender question - place your vote!

Yes, we're finding out. I had always assumed that I wouldn't want to know until the birth, but the older I get, the less I like surprises, I guess! I can't wait to know. I'm already picturing this baby and what he or she will be like. It will be so exciting when we go for that ultrasound and find out for real!

Our big ultrasound is scheduled for the 10th of September, but there are lots of ways to play the gender guessing game ahead of time. One of those ways is the IntelliGender test - which I took this morning! I'm not telling what the answer is from this test (the big reveal on that will be Tuesday), but I can say that it was very definite in its result! And it was fun playing 'chemist', even if it did mean playing with my own pee. Hm. That doesn't quite sound like fun. Believe me, you never have to touch the pee! Then again anyone who has peed on a stick as often as I have in the last few years has lost any qualms about pee. I consider it a kind of preparation for many diaper changes.

I've done some of the other online quizzes and such as well. I'm going to share my results on those with you now - and I've got a poll going at the top left there, I'd love your vote on whether you think it's going to be a baby boy or a baby girl!

BOY results:
UPDATE: IntelliGender test says Boy!
Chinese lunar calendar
Shettles method
Wedding ring on a string
Babyzone's gender predictor
Planningfamily's gender predictor
SexWizard's gender predictor
OBFocus' gender predictor

GIRL results:
Chinese lunar calendar (a different one... see how accurate these are? ;) )
Heart Rate
Babygendertool's gender predictor's gender predictor

We have no parental intuition on this one at all, and haven't heard from our parents what they guess it will be, either.

As you can see, the overall score is 8 for boy and 4 for girl. Now, I always pictured myself as the mother of a daughter. But I will not be disappointed if we have a boy - the more I think about it, the more I know I'll be so thrilled with whichever we have. Each presents its own challenges and adventures!

My husband and I have kept our last names, so if we have a boy, he'll take my husband's surname and vice versa for a girl. So, what do you think? Will we have a Baby B or a Baby H?


  1. Not sure why, Emily, but I'm thinkin' boy :) I have 3 little princes and they're a blast! Then again, so is my spunky little princess :) In any case, I pray for a happy, healthy pregnancy and delivery for you and your sweet babe!

  2. I knew for both ....and I never regretted it. I called them by their names for the remainder of my pregnancies. As for names (they're both boys)...I also have my own last name and for both of them my surname is their second given name.

  3. I like your last name idea… Our first is due in 5 weeks (we don't know boy or girl yet). We were thinking of giving both our last names, although daddy things this makes the last name too long, but it was the best solution I had come up with. I will give your idea some thought!
    I would guess girl!

  4. It's the year of the boys... ;-) At least for a lot of people around me! We'll see if we too are Team Blue or Pink when baby arrives!

  5. Haha, I voted for boy, too!! :) (And yes, that was before you had posted the IntelliGender results) I guess I'm biased because I have a boy myself.. Anyway, I'm sure in the end it won't matter what the gender is, but it sure is fun to try and predict it. :)


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