Old Wives’ Tales

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Sarah

    I’m not good at waiting either, so I did all of those old wives tale things too. Everything pointed to girl, and, yup we had a little girl!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Most of the pregnancy I’ve felt like it was a girl. Lately I’ve waffled back and forth, leaning more towards boy. I do not know how people used to wait til the baby was born to find out! The suspense would kill me. LOL

  2. Beth

    We didn’t find out what we were having but I was pretty confident we were having a boy. Funny thing is we were 100% sure of our boy name early on but in disagreement on girl name. So as I was in labor I was like DUDE WE NEED TO DECIDE ON A NAME!!! No need though – our boy name Spencer was ready to go

    Hope you’re feeling great!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hear a LOT of those kinds of stories! It’s too funny. We have agreed on a boy name but not a girl name, so …. we may be in labor still not agreeing if it’s a girl. LOL

  3. Rizzle

    I was told by an ultrasound technician with a 99% accurate guess rating that the “angle of the dangle” indicated girl. That was at about 12 weeks or so. And all the Old Wives Indicators pointed to girl as well. And we did, in fact, have a girl.

    Personally my fingers are crossed for a girl for you. Just so MJ has a friend nearby. And so I have somewhere to send all the hand-me-downs I already have piled up! But a boy would be okay too.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! A little friend for MJ would be awesome. 🙂

      As for the dangle thing–we had 2 ultrasounds, both were under 12 weeks and haven’t had one since. Which was a bummer. I was hoping for another one! But at the OB appointments they’ve just done the heart doppler thing. It will be quite a change to see the real ultrasound with a formed little baby since the last time we saw it, it was kind of a blob with arm and leg buds and nothing was defined yet!

  4. Katie B

    Ironically I craved sour stuff my entire pregnancy. The most sour things were the best. Ended up having a baby boy.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Have to agree! Sour things are the best. Just ate a tart orange that was perfect. 😉

  5. bethh

    It’s fun to see all the ways people try to predict the baby gender! I hope your baby isn’t shy later this week, the suspense will be terrible!

    My SIL was so so so so sick the whole first trimester, and yep, she’s having a girl, in just a couple of weeks! (our bets range from Oct 30-Nov 10… we’ll see!)
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