Ok guys, so you all know I’ve been DYING to learn the sex of our sweet baby Hehner. From the moment we found out we are expecting it’s been a constant question in the back of our minds. We are planning a gender reveal party on March 4th, but we have been impatient and doing a lot of gender prediction on our own. (I do not know how some women can wait until birth! The suspense is torturous and I get so excited to try to figure it out!) 🙂
My Instagram Frans are the BEST EVER because they commented on one of my photos and told me about this ‘Nub Theory’ baby gender predictor. I’ve already done the Chinese Calendar, Old Wives Tales, Mayan Gender Predictor, etc. and I’m still left scratching my head in curiosity. Nothing seems to point to boy or girl. I am so THRILLED to hear of this new (and apparently more reliable) way to try to predict our baby’s gender.
Predicting Our Baby’s Gender
This is TMI – but I am sure you guys are used to me sharing TMI with y’all by now. 🙂
We conceived either last week of November or first week of December. We aren’t entirely sure because we were trying real hard for our baby. 😉
Not knowing the exact month makes it difficult for the Mayan Gender Predictor and Chinese Calendar but according to the Chinese Calendar with either November or December as month of conception we will be having a boy. When predicting our baby’s gender with the Mayan Gender Predictor it could be either boy (if conceived in November) or girl (if conceived in December). Nothing conclusive here.
The Old Wives’ Tale is a bit confusing, too. I had consistent nausea for the majority of the first trimester, but I didn’t throw up once. Not having morning sickness usually indicates boy. But using this same gender predictor I should be “glowing” if I’m pregnant with a boy (apparently girl’s steal your beauty). I am far from glowing if you ask me. I have pimples popping up daily…my cheek bones, nose, forehead, and chin all have areas of blotchy, rose colored protrusions these days. (Where’s the monkey covering his eyes emoji when you need it?!) lol.
More on Old Wives’ Tale Gender Predictor:
- Craving sweet or Salty? 100% cravin’ sweets. (girl)
- Moody or Mellow? I hate to admit it, but I am SO moody. Sorry hubby. (girl)
- The Ring Test: Dangle your wedding ring on a string over your belly. Circle motion is boy. Linear back and forth is girl. When my hubby and I did this it was definitely circular. We did it twice just in case. haha. (boy)
- Baby’s Heart Rate: >140 = girl and <140 = boy. Our baby’s heart rate is always super high and has never been below 140. (girl)
Using these traditional methods to predict our baby’s gender has been so fun but you can see it’s so wishy-washy…the calendars point more towards a boy and the old wives’ tale seems to be pointing to girl. …we are left with no “feeling” of one gender or the other…..so you can imagine how excited I was to find another way to try to figure out if we are having a boy or girl! 🙂
The Nub Theory
What is the “Nub Theory?” My Instagram Frans told me that this Nub Theory is more reliable than the Old Wives’ Tales and the Chinese/Mayan Calendars. This really had my attention so I researched it. (THANKS FRANS!!!) 🙂
According to the Nub Theory, you can predict the gender of your baby by looking at the “nub” your baby has in his/her 11-13 week ultrasound. The “nub” is the genital tubercles. Here’s my ultrasound photo of our Baby Hehner at 12 weeks 6 days:
How To Find Your Baby’s Nub For ‘Nub Theory’ Gender Predictor
In order to accurately – or I should say as accurately as possible – predict your baby’s gender using the Nub Theory you have to make sure you are looking at the right body parts.
Here are the general rules I found from TheGenderExperts.com (who say this is about 88% accurate!!!) when analyzing your ultrasound:
First step: the “nub” is only formed and able to be seen between 11 and 13 weeks of pregnancy so you need an ultrasound image at this time. The scan needs to be in profile view so that you can compare your baby’s nub to his/her spine.
Second step: if the nub is over 30 degrees up from the spine, it’s a boy! But, if it’s less than or equal to a 30 degree angle then it’s a girl![bctt tweet=”Pregnant and predicting the sex of your baby? Here are a few ways to try to find at 12 wks! ” username=”jamienotis”]
Below is an example of the “nub” from BabyCentre.co.uk:
I wonder if this Nub Theory could be accurate for us?! Either way, it’s just so much fun to try to figure it out. We are so excited and we will be extremely happy with a boy or girl! 🙂
My hubby and My Predictions:
I always thought we had another boy (I had a dream we are having another boy) but now that I see this Nub Theory I’m thinking we may have a girl..? My hubby thinks boy for sure. …Based on this Nub Theory what do you think our sweet baby Hehner is – a boy or girl? Please share with us in the comments! 🙂
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