Take A Guess!

“What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails, and puppy dogs tails. That’s what little boys are made of! What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and all things nice. That’s what little girls are made of!”

In case you didn’t know… we’re having another baby! I’ve been sharing weekly fruit and veggie updates on twitter… because when you get beyond the first or even second baby, you don’t think about what’s going on in there anymore. Just compare the baby to some produce and call it a day. It’s been amusing. I’ve been less chatty about it here because I don’t want to bombard you with baby talk… until now!

If everything works out in my favor, just barely over a week from now we’ll find out if we’ll be adding another girl to our family or a little boy. *Fingers crossed baby cooperates* I hate surprises! I’m not saying one way or another on any guesses I have… or even the Mr for that matter. I will give you plenty of fun and totally random tidbits to help you make your own guess.

How am I carrying? I tend to carry low. BUT I personally believe this has more to do with how your own body is made up and does things vs if you’re having a boy or girl. Two girls so far and carry the same way.

Sickness: Besides some very light queasiness early on and on going morning lightheadedness – no sickness with any pregnancy… or at least until labor.

Food & Cravings: Pregnant or not, I randomly crave things but it’s never to the point of I absolutely must, have to have right now kind of thing. Something sounds tasty and I’ll eat it or not. Not a big deal if I can’t have it. I don’t send hubs to the store or drive out of my way to get something specific. Also, it’s never anything out of the ordinary. I love pickles and will gladly eat them as a snack straight from the jar… never with ice cream. I love sour candies, pickles, chips and other snacky items like that. My meat intake is the same as before. I do eat more salads for lunch, or at least recently. So salty, sour, meaty… yup yup yup love it all but I did before. Seriously, just ask the Mr. I also love apples and fruit juice. I can’t live without them, but again that’s totally normal for me too! So really nothing is new besides the amount of which I might eat certain things… like the pickles. I haven’t suddenly started eating fish or liking tomatoes. It’ll snow in July before I start liking tomatoes.

Fetal heartbeat: Supposedly 140+ means it’s a girl and under 140 means it’s a boy. I only have two to share so far. 168 via ultrasound and 135 via handheld doppler. Though I need to emphasize that the doppler was mostly performed by 3yo so I can’t gage how accurate that number is.

Chinese gender charts: I think it really depends on which you look at and how they determine their answers as some tell you to find your true age and others don’t BUT I went to 6 different charts with the results of 2:boy, 4:girl.

I didn’t do the drano test, ring or key test.

Regardless of if your guess is right or wrong, I’ll be choosing one person randomly next weekend to receive a surprise grab bag from Bake It Pretty. I have no idea what is in any of them besides an assortment of totally fun and random baking supplies… how could you not love that? I have several to give out over the course of the spring and summer months so be sure to keep checking in. I could give one away when you least expect it.

Play along and have fun with it! Only one guess per person. US residents only. All comments/guesses must include a valid email address.

 

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43 Responses to “Take A Guess!”

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    amanda @ fake ginger — April 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    BOY.

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — April 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Definitely girl. I’m just saying

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    Cassie — April 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    BOY!

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    Catie — April 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Congrats! I say boy :)

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    Michelle — April 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Girl :)

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    Jennifer (Savor) — April 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Congratulations!!!

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    Ashley — April 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    BOY ;)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Boy!!!!!! :P

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — April 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Fun!! I vote boy!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — April 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    yay congrats! I’m guessing boy! :)

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    Jonna — April 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I sayyyy Girl :D

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    Michelle — April 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Girl!!!

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    Ruth Cooke — April 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I say boy. After all, I’m a mother, and we mothers have intuitions about such things. And we’re right, oh… About fifty percent of the time. :)

    Congrats, either way!

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    Karen — April 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I hoping for a boy for you but I’m saying girl :) and congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Shannon A — April 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I vote boy!!

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    Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini — April 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’ll say girl, although I hope I’m wrong…your hubby needs a ‘lil more testosterone in that house to help the balance! ; )

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Aww, congratulations Rachel! I’d say it’s a girl! :)

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    Tracy — April 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Girl!

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    Kelly @ Cupcake Kellys — April 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I say boy, I’m pregnant with my first and the HR is always around 150 and it’s a boy :)

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    Clarice — April 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I’m going to go with a girl.

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    nicole — April 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    hmmm I think girl but it would be awesome for a boy to change things up. He could play for the Red Sox one day!

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    Staci — April 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Definitely a girl!

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    Steph — April 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    BOY!

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    Lynne — April 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I think it’s a girl again!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — April 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Congratulations – that’s fantastic news! I’m going with boy. :-)

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    Caren Barravecchio — April 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Rachel, I am going to guess boy. I hope I win :-) And you look great!

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    Big Boys Oven — April 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    BOY! but the most Congrats! :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 16, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Everything you say sounds like a girl but for some reason I am thinking boy. Maybe it’s because everyone I know lately is having boys:-)

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    Lisa Lou — April 16, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Congrats!!! I think it is a boy;)

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    fooddreamer — April 16, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I agree about the carrying low, I always did too, and I think it’s because I have such a long torso. If all things are the same as your other two pregnancies, I’m going to say girl.

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    Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having — April 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations! My guess is a boy.

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    Jan — April 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

    What fun! I’m guessing girl.
    Congratulations!

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    Beckie — April 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Boy! :-)

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    Taryn — April 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

    So fun! Congratulations :) I think it’s going to be a boy!

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    Danae (The Busty Baker) — April 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I’m going to say boy. No reason because I have no idea what all the signs mean! But a boy would be fun.

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    Gigi — April 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I’m guessing a girl, just because my mom had two girls before having a boy. Good luck!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — April 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    very fun post!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — April 19, 2011 at 9:39 am

    such a cute post! I think it’s a boy! :)

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    Courtney — April 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I too find out the gender of our baby next week! I say girl for you. We have one of each and they both say it is a girl. I’ve felt it was a girl too but I keep having dreams it is a boy! Have you dreamt the gender?

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch — April 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Boy.

    No… girl.

    No…. boy.

    Mercy, I can’t wait to see!

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    Elle — April 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    First, congratulations! Second–BOY.

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    Jokers Mom — April 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Fun to read this update.
    I’m quessing a boy!

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    Jenny — April 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Boy.

    And CONGRATS! :)

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