Gender Predictions

First things first, thank you all so much for the support, encouragement, and reassurance after Friday's post.  Though I have no idea what we're going to learn later today, I feel a whole lot more at peace about the situation and I know that everything will be okay in the end, regardless of the outcome.  I like to remind myself that the odds are largely in our favor, but I also want to prepare myself in the instance that this baby isn't quite what we expected.  Though all of your comments were helpful and uplifting, one comment really stuck with me throughout the weekend.  The possibility of having a baby with Down Syndrome is scary only because it's not what we expected (thanks, Colleen!).  I'll be honest, I was sad to learn Brantley was a boy, only because I had convinced myself 150% that I was way too girly to have boys.  Fast forward four years and I can't imagine anything different than two ornery, sports-loving, dirty mama's boys.  I love them something fierce and the thought of wanting to change them is absurd.  I know comparing gender to a baby with special needs in an entirely different situation, but in the end, there are a lot of similarities to these stories.  Anyway, thank you again for all of the comments, texts, messages, thoughts, and prayers.  I feel so lucky to have such special real-life friends and be part of such an amazing online community.  I have definitely felt the love all weekend long.

Since we should find out the baby's gender today (and I'm back to being excited about it!), how about some fun, light-hearted gender predictions?  I still have no idea what I'm carrying.  On one hand, this pregnancy has been so different and I can't help but think GIRL.  On the other, my intuition lately has been saying BOY...but I think because that's literally all I know.  Consensus from friends seems to be split about 50/50.  Here are what many of the old wives tales say...

Now it's your turn to vote!  What do you think?


What do you think: BOY or GIRL?

Boy
Girl


Do Riddles

Assuming Baby cooperates later today, I'll be back with the results sometime tomorrow--though I can't promise it'll be in the early morning hours.  Stay tuned...

19 comments:

  1. I'm gonna say girl, though I'm probably wrong. :) Can't wait to hear how your appointment goes. Lots of thoughts and prayers heading your way.

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  2. Exciting that you get to find out today! Glad your in a better space today!

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  3. Ah so exciting! Thinking about you today!

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  4. I'm excited for you to find out tomorrow! I have absolutely no intuition either way for myself. What do they boys think? Brother or sister?

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  5. I'm still going BOY! SO excited for you!

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  6. I read your post on Friday but got crazy busy at work and never had a chance to comment. No matter what, you are an amazing mom and your baby will be so loved. Just remember that. I can't imagine what you must be feeling and I hope that you get some positive news today! Good luck! Can't wait to hear if 3.0 is a boy or girl!

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  7. Sarah, I've been meaning to send you a message! I'm so sorry that you've gotten those results of the possibility of downs. Although the odds are in your favor, it certainly doesn't make it any easier. Ours was 1 in 4 for spina bifida and although the odds were in our favor too, no one ever wants to hear or think about their baby they haven't even met yet to be anything but perfect in health. Many prayers are with you, I've been praying for you over the weekend and will send some strong prayers for you today! Looking forward to finding out if 3.0 is a boy or a girl! Gosh I don't know?! I'd like to say I think it's a girl but I really just don't know what my prediction is! Sending you lots of hugs and well wishes for today, love ya! ~ Erin

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  8. What's the heartbeat? With mine the heartbeat was high indicating a girl both times. My prediction is whatever the heartbeat indication leans towards!

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  9. I think girl and I think you deserve one!

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  10. Thinking about you guys today and lifting you in prayer! I agree with Colleen's comment! It's all going to be okay no matter what. I am guessing boy. :)

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  11. Have you had any gender dreams? Ive only ever had one and it was with Kinsey and its eerie how similar it was to the real experience of finding out her gender. I vote boy- the Chinese gender calendar never steered me wrong ;)

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  12. Thinking of you today and guessing GIRL!

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  13. I can't wait to hear! XOXO I'm going with girl!

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  14. I voted girl because... I am worried you will never survive being a boy Mom of 3 ;) Kidding of course! Congrats either way.

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  15. I voted girl as I feel that you need some girlyness with all those dirty boys running around. ;)

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