Pregnancy: Weeks 16 – 19

Four weeks in one post this time, with the most exciting news so far! Baby is a girl! You may recall last pregnancy we did the Baby Sex Predictors to see if the silly old wives’ tales ways to predict baby’s sex would work. For pregnancy 1, there was a 73% chance baby was a boy – and we ended up with Caleb! This time, there was a 73% change baby is a girl – and the ultrasound agreed! Maybe the tests are more accurate when done collectively? Mom and Dad’s intuition also said girl this time around, so there’s always that 😉

Heartbeat test– Is the baby’s heartbeat above 140 bpm? Yes- girl.

Chinese Pregnancy Calendar– Look up by mother’s date at time of conception and month of conception. Girl.

Carrying high or low? Low. Boy.

Dry hands and cold feet? No. Girl.

Sweet or sour/salty cravings? Sweet – girl.

Morning sickness or no? Yes – girl.

Even & Odd Numbers– Are the mother’s age at time of conception and year of conception both even or both odd? Yes. Girl.

Is baby weight showing in face and spread to sides of the stomach? No. Boy.

Wedding ring on a string– Tie mom’s wedding ring on a string and hold it above her stomach. Does it have a circular motion or pendulum motion? Circular. Boy.

Craving citrus? Yes. Girl.

Which side do you sleep on? Right. Girl.

Now for the weekly pictures:

Nineteen weeks: Baby is a GIRL!

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Eighteen weeks: Baby is the size of a sweet potato.


Seventeen weeks: baby is doing flips and approximately the size of three crayola chalks.

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Sixteen weeks: Hiking through Watkins Glen with a baby in my belly and a toddler on my back.

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