23 & 24 Week Bumpdate

This pregnancy is flying! I can’t believe I am down to like 15ish weeks left! I came across an article on old wives tales and gender prediction and some of it was kind of interesting on how it’s worked with my last three pregnancies. The heartbeat has always been right on as they say a boy is usually less than 140 and a girl higher than 140. The girls were always right at 160 and the first time I heard this baby’s heartbeat it was at 140 which was quite a bit lower than the usual 160 that I was used to hearing with my last 2 pregnancies. Every time they would check the heartbeat before we found out the gender of this baby it was always right around 140 and even 130 at one appointment.

Another thing that has been spot on with all three pregnancies has been the Chinese Gender Prediction Calendar that you can find online. It said girl the last two pregnancies and boy this time too! I know these things aren’t always accurate but they are kind of fun to see how close they can come to guessing the gender!Here is something I filled out on this pregnancy to see how close it was to predicting. Most questions I could go either way but for the most part it was pretty spot on for BOY!

23 & 24 Bumpdate

Due Date: April 25th

How far along: 25 weeks (yes, I am a bit behind…)

Size of baby: 12 inches and 1 1/3 pounds, current status is the size of a ear of corn

Total weight gain: I haven’t gotten on the scale recently but I’m sure its somewhere around 12-14

Maternity clothes:

just bought these and these jeans and I am LOVING them! They also come in tall which is awesome as I’ve been struggling at finding long enough jeans. (I am 5’9″ for reference)

Also bought these items:


simple black dress (can be used for nursing too)

perfect dress for maternity or nursing

We are also going on a few trips before baby and I need a swimsuit so I bought this one!

Stretch marks: yes! More by each week… using cream for them!

Sleep: Awesome thanks to this pillow!

Best moment of the week: Garth finally being able to feel the baby move, buying baby boy a bear snowsuit, and making it to the 3 day weekend!

Miss anything: over easy eggs… I crave them everyday!

Movement: yes, the most at night or after I eat!

Food cravings: eggs, toast with jam, cereal, avocados, (anything breakfast food related or nothing too sweet)

Anything making you queasy or sick: No! Thank goodness we are past that!

Have you started to show yet: YES! Feeling huge with 15 more weeks to go!

Gender: BOY!

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out: in, but making its way out soon I think!

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to:  One more week of work before I am off until late summer! I can’t wait to spend time with my family and get ready for baby!

 I’m curious! How close were the old wives tale gender predictors close to predicting what your baby was? Leave me a comment below sharing your stories!

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