project baby {week 21}

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{thug life t-shirt – this pretty much sums me up!}

{week 21} this was a big week for the lower family as we had our 20 week ultrasound on friday! the baby is looking great & measuring within 3 days of the due date, so good news on all fronts! it was amazing to see a little babe in my belly that actually looked like a person; honestly at our 10 week ultrasound the babe looked like a jelly bean, or a blob. we got to see its face, hands, feet, legs, spine, heart, arteries – incredible! I think this ultrasound made it a lot more real for us that we are going to be parents, that & my belly is finally starting to really grow! I am in the “sweet spot” of this pregnancy – well into the second trimester, energy levels are back up, no more morning sickness, & not too big to move around. all-in-all I am feeling really great!

some of you know that we have decided to wait to find out the gender of baby lower until he or she is born. I know, it is killing some of you! this is something we have talked about & decided on long before we were ever pregnant & we have enjoyed it. I did think it would be fun though to look at some of the old wive’s tales on gender prediction to see how we are faring:

{heart rate} if the baby’s heart rate is above 140 beats per minute, it’s a girl; if it’s under, it’s a boy. GIRL – the baby’s heart rate was at 144 bpm.

{ring on a string} if the ring swings in a strong circular motion, it’s a girl; if it moves in a to-and-fro motion like a pendulum, it’s a boy. GIRL – definite circular motions!

{cravings} sweet – it’s a girl; savory – it’s a boy. BOY – not craving sweets at all.

{acne} more acne – it’s a girl; no acne – it’s a boy. GIRL – I started getting acne during the first part of my first trimester & now again during the second trimester. a bummer when you aren’t supposed to use any active acne medications.

{dreams about baby} INCONCLUSIVE – I have had a few dreams about the baby & being pregnant, but it has never been a specific gender.

{chinese lunar calendar} based on the mother’s birthday & month of conception. GIRL

{the mayan tale} the mayans take the mother’s age at conception and the year of conception and add them together. if the result is an even number, it’s a girl; if it’s odd, it’s a boy. BOY – odd number.

looks like baby lower may be a GIRL based on this random sampling of old wive’s tales. I guess we will find out in august!

are there any that I missed?

M

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