In 12 days we find out the gender of our little baby (if it cooperates that is). I get really impatient about these sorts of things so I'm glad our next 12 days are really busy with halloween parties, family visiting, festivals, work, etc. Up above is a picture (left) of me pregnant with Penelope about 6.5 months along and a picture (right) of me pregnant with this one about 4.5 months. I was thinner to begin with during my first pregnancy it was at the end I gained all sorts of crazy weight. This pregnancy I've lost a lot but my belly sure does look more like 5-6 months pregnant. I guess that's a whole second pregnancy thing or so I've heard.
Speaking of things I've heard, do you guys get into the whole old wives tale things? I love love love researching and reading up on things I'm interested in, for example, small business, art, pregnancy, etc. I'll just read and read articles online and get books until I feel like I know everything about whatever subject it is I'm obsessed with at the moment. Right now it's pregnancy. Obviously. As I near the gender reveal day I have been reading those silly old wives tales for fun. I don't believe in them at all but my mom swears by the lower heart rate one being a boy. I thought it would be fun to do a post comparing first and second pregnancies since I didn't blog back when I was pregnant with Penelope.
Early Pregnancy Signs- acne (I never break out), nose bleeds and sore chest
First Trimester - mild nausea and fatigued never really truly threw up until after the third month on some plane rides but other than that a pretty symptomless first trimester
Carried - High and all over
Heart Rate - between 155-160 but usually around 160
Craved - milk and sweet stuff to go with milk
Skin and Hair - after the first few weeks of pregnancy I had a clear soft skin and amazing hair
Early Pregnancy Signs - Could smell everything and it was gross, terrible acne, nose and gum bleeding and fatigue
First Trimester - fatigue like you wouldn't believe and horrible nausea + food aversions and the smells and honestly I could go on. First pregnancy was a piece of cake and this one...not so much.
Carrying - Higher than first and so far all right in the front (since I have extra weight this time it's harder to tell)
Heart Rate - 150
Craving - veggies, some fruits, fried chicken and spring rolls (more salty things)
Skin and Hair - Suck. Like bad. I have little baby acne everywhere (thank goodness for make-up) and my hair just sucks sucks sucks
If I went by old wives tales I'm either having a boy or a girl. Haha. I'm half and half on the gender prediction based on old wives tales. I think it's something like lower heart rate - boy (which my mom says lower than 150 is a boy but some online say lower than 140), carrying high - girl, craving salty things - boy, skin and hair looking terrible - girl and so on. Basically it means nothing. I still love to read them though. I did read that mother's intuition is about 70% correct and I was correct with Penelope. I thought it was a girl and I even went out and bought little girl rain boots about two weeks before I found out she was a girl. This time I thought it was another girl for the first two months and now I'm stuck on boy as it gets closer to finding out. However, I did have a dream recently that I had another little girl with really huge gorgeous eyes so we'll see.
I'd love to hear your prediction!