We’re only a few days away from our next appointment with Dr. Aysegül. I’m exactly half way my pregnancy now, pretty amazing.
If we are lucky and le bebe is lying in a good position we will find out if we are going to have a little boy or girl. I CAN’T WAITTT!!!!
Here is what signs, symptoms, old wives’ tales and coffee cups have been predicting and what others have been guessing so far..
BOY – B and I are both having a feeling that we will have a boy. Not that we would prefer a boy over a girl, we both would also really want to have a girl, but somehow we both feel that we are having a baby boy first.
GIRL – My sister and some of our closest friends think we’re having a girl.
BOY – both grandmother’s think we’re having a boy. Also some other friends think so.. so far it’s pretty much 50/50 what everyone is guessing.
BOY – I feel myself drawn to all things light blue.. weird.
GIRL – If you’re face goes more round and looks more baby face like, you’re having a girl. Some said they can actually see it in my face already.
BOY – Elif’s cousin read my coffee cup (Fal) during a visit in Kusadasi and she predicted a boy.
GIRL – If you want ice cream. I do. But I can’t really tell if it’s the pregnancy or the normal me, because I just love ice cream.
BOY – If you had little to no morning sickness in the first trimester, like me. If you feel really sick you’re probably having a girl. Not sure this is true though as I know some friends of mine had it just the other way around.
GIRL – If your hair is bouncy and shiny you’re having a boy. If it looks dull and flat it’s a girl. Mine doesn’t exactly look like in Panthene commercial.. I’m having a lot of bad hair days in a row lately..
BOY – If you’re belly is pointy, looking like a basket ball, it’s a boy. If it’s growing wider it’s a girl. Mine is defenitely round and to the front.
Also, carrying low means a boy and carrying high a girl. I’m not that big yet but I’d say mine is pretty low.
BOY – Craving salt and sour things over sweet stuff. Me loving these sour eriks now and disliking chocolate might be a clear sign if this is true.
BOY – Counting numbers, according to the Chinese birth chart. If the combination of your age and the number of the month result in an even number they say it’s a boy. If it’s an odd number it’s a girl. My number is even.
Here’s a letter I wrote to my little baby boy/girl this week:
We are so exited to have you. With every week and month that is passing our anticipation of you coming into our life is growing. We are going to be parents soon! And although we haven’t seen you yet (except on screen in the ultrasound room) mommy and daddy already love you so much. We have been wondering if you are a boy or girl a lot lately, it’s fun to guess and to ask others what they predict. But the truth is whether you are a little baby girl or a baby boy doesn’t really matter because we will be sooo happy either way. The most important thing of course is that you are healthy. And with all the potential dangers and risks that come with pregnancy, you being a happy and healthy baby in my belly is my biggest concern. They told me that as a mother I will never stop worrying, so I better get used to it. But at the same time I have a good feeling about it. Keeping track of my pregnancy we can see that you are growing and developping just fine and your little kicks tell me that you are getting stronger and more active every week. I’m so proud of you for doing so well.
I’ve been joking around with daddy, telling him that if you are a girl that he better be prepared of me spending a fortune on little dresses and accessories. There are sooo many cute outfits for girls that we might end up being broke after the first year. Although..when I think of it, there are adorable ways to dress little boys as well. Plus very cool toys. So there will be no way around it, mommy is going to be shopping like a champ for her first baby.
Some have been saying that it might be nice to have a boy first so that he can take care of his little sister later. But if you are a little girl and if you are anything like the women in your family, you will not need a bigger brother to look after you. You will be born with special girlpower in your blood so you and we will have nothing to worry about. Besides, you will always have your daddy as your bodyguard. Be sure that he will beat up anyone who will treat you wrong or break your heart. If you are a boy, your daddy will teach you everything there is to know about football and make you a big fan of Fenerbahce. You will probably wear your first blue and yellow shirt before you learn to even kick a ball.
Whether you are a boy or a girl, I hope you will be a very happy baby. You will be growing up between cultures, traveling a lot, celebrating Bayram and Christmas, speaking at least 3 languages and spend most of your early years playing on the beach. And even if you turn out to be totally different from what we daydream about, if you will hate football or be a pain in the bumbum on airplanes, we will love you just the way you are. Because you are OUR baby and we feel so much blessed to have you.