Feb 4, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

Boy or Girl?

With my last pregnancy I had a feeling that it was a girl.

This time, I have a feeling that it’s a boy.

If I did ovulate on the 1/14 as Fertility Friend says, our chances of conceiving a boy are slim according to the Shettles Method.

However, I just have this feeling that I’m carrying a boy. And they say that a mother just knows during her first trimester.

Even the Chinese gender chart agrees with me. When I first used it I was surprised to see that it predicted a girl…then I read that I need to use my lunar age, which is one year older than my western age.

  Mother’s Chinese Age At Time Of Conception
Month of Conception 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
January G B G B G B B G B G B G B B B G B B G B G B G B G B B G
February B G B G B B G B G B G B G G G B G B B G B G B G B G B B
March G B G G B G B B B G B G G B B B B G B B G B G B G B G B
April B G B G G B B G G B G G G G G B G B G B B B B G B G B G
May B G B G B B G G G G G B G G G G G G B G B B G B G B B G
June B B B G G G B B B G G B G G G G G G G B G G B G B G B G
July B B B G G B B G G B B B G G G G G G G G B G B B G B G B
August B B B G B G G B B B B B G G G B G B G B G B G B B G B G
September B B B G G B G B G B B B G G G G G G B G B G B G B B G B
October B B G G G B G B G B B G G G G G G G B B G B G B G B B G
November B G B G G B G B G G G G B G G G B B B G B G B G B B G B
December B G B G G G G B G B G G B B B B B B B B G G G B G B G B

Matching January and 30, you’ll see a boy!

I also found this site which allows you to input not only the exact month and date, but the time zone as well (which I personally think is more accurate because I was born in Korea) — and I get a boy!

Both J and I prefer a boy. I think I may be the only woman I know who didn’t want girls — they are generally more high maintenance and I’ve always gotten along better with men than women.

There’s also the fact that J’s parents, having traditional Chinese values, want a boy as well.

All this being said, I would still be elated to have a girl. At this point, having a happy, healthy baby is what I want most in the world.

3 Responses to “Boy or Girl?”

  1. It’s funny but true, the old pregnant nugget of "as long as it’s healthy" takes on a whole new meaning after a loss. According to the Shettles method, I’m probably having a girl (we had sex 4-5 days before I ovulated – it’s was a screwy month for work and sleep times, and we kind of gave up), but the Chinese lunar calendar says "boy." We’ll see on Tuesday.

    My preliminary guess for you is GIRL. :)

  2. ashleygraceless:

    I immediately found the Chinese calendar too, and it said boy for us, too. My husband’s entire family is also guessing boy, for no real reason except that’s what they’re hoping for. I don’t care either way, of course. We’ll see come April, though. :)

  3. According to the shettles method, I should have had a boy, but it was a girl! I was obsessed with it, I swear.

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