I’m a planner; I like to be in control of my surroundings. I like planning surprises and have had a mixed of good and bad surprises thrown my way. For both pregnancies, I was pretty adamant to find out the gender and so was my husband. For my firstborn, I was pretty far into my pregnancy to find out the sex pretty quickly. I was hopeful to have a boy, but turned out my little nugget was a girl. I thought to myself, “Uh-oh, I don’t know if the world is ready for a mini me.” Turned out that my daughter is a female mini version of my husband. So what’s the gender of baby #2?
Finding out the gender of the baby (if you choose to) is best during 16 and 20 weeks of your second trimester. Some time people opt for a blood test which can detect the sex as early as 8 weeks where the blood test diagnoses any genetic abnormalities and gender. Others take it upon fate and wait till the delivery date to find out if a boy or girl is popping into the world. For me, this child will be loved whether it is a boy or girl- duh! I’ve known of a couple of people who left it to fate and waited to find out the gender up to delivery day. I think that would put me over the edge not knowing throughout the entire pregnancy. I’m not a big believer on superstitious, “witch craft” mom omens that can determine how many babies you’re having and the sex of each child. But I did stumble upon these beliefs which predicted the gender of baby #2 accurately. If you’re anxious to find out the gender but still waiting for that “big” appointment, check out the charts below:
The most “accurate” test has been the Chinese Calendar Gender Chart in my opinion. Hope this helps with the anticipation of your little boy or girl. So what am I having? You’ll find out soon 🙂