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Baby girl symptoms??

(42 Posts)
chubbychipmonk Wed 10-Oct-12 20:58:44

Ok so am looking for mums of girls? What symptoms did you have? Are any of the following true of old wives takes??
- crave sweet things
- lots of morning sickness
- boobs much bigger
- heart rate over 140 Bpm
-high bump
- weight gain on hips

Did any of these ring true? What were your symptoms with a girl?

BikeRunSki Wed 10-Oct-12 21:04:11

In my first pg I had hyperemisis weeks 8-16, craved savoury things and lollies and had a small, high, bump. Boobs did not change at all. Wedding ring test said girl. I had a boy.

Second pg was pretty much identical. I had a girl.

NickNacks Wed 10-Oct-12 21:06:42

I've had two boys and one girl. My 'odd pregnancy out' was ds1. Ds2 and dd pregnancies were the same.

I'm pregnant with our dd at the moment. Craving sweet things, awful morning sickness from 3 weeks to 18 weeks, high bump and heart rate over 140.

With DS I craved salt and vinegar crisps, no morning sickness, heart rate 130.

However, I had a high bump with him. Neither pregnancy did my boobs explode (they're huge anyway), and I carry all to the front.

Goldenbear Wed 10-Oct-12 21:17:10

- yes lots of sickness, at one point I thought about thst I might ending up staring at the loo brush for the duration of the pregnancy. This was in contrast to my pregnancy with DS where I was nauseous frequently but rarely was sick.
- yes high bump
- yes to weight gain on hips

With DD I also had terrible heartburn throughout the pregnancy I only had this in the last 2 weeks with DS. She was born with a lot of hair- this old wives tale was definitely true.

terilou87 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:22:22

iv had 2 girls and with both my cravings were fish chips and mushy peas from the sea side. also i put weight on all over with my girls, i never had any morning sickness or any other pregnancy symptom at all other than a bump. with my boys tho iv had morning sickness real bad didnt put any weight on except bump growing out and weight of baby ect and for some reason bad ligament pain with them maybe because the bump is all front.. thats about it really. there is a online gender test you can do try that it tells you all sorts of old wifes tales smile

mamij Wed 10-Oct-12 21:24:28

DD1 - I craved carbs and hated anything chocolatey/sweet. No other symptoms.

DD2 - I craved cola and chocolate! Went off fish. Had morning sickness until second trimester!


AlisonDB Wed 10-Oct-12 21:37:12

I had all of the above "girl" symptoms, as well as
dry/spotty skin,
less hairly legs,
Preferred sleeping on right side,
+ girl on the wedding ring test.......

We are expecting our baby BOY in December!

jen6jen Wed 10-Oct-12 21:43:37

I've had 3 boys and 1 girl. The only thing that was different about having my daughter was that I had a really strong sense of smell all the way through xx

Loobylou222 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:49:45

I had a high bump, craved pineapple, Boobs tripled and gained loads of weight everywhere (think that was my fault tho not baby's lol) didn't really get morning sickness though.

Loobylou222 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:50:41

I had a high bump, craved pineapple, Boobs tripled and gained loads of weight everywhere (think that was my fault tho not baby's lol) didn't really get morning sickness though.

LadyWidmerpool Wed 10-Oct-12 21:51:27

None of those things. I had a girl.

chubbychipmonk Wed 10-Oct-12 21:53:11

What about moods? Calmer and more chilled out with a girl or crazier??

tara0202 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:53:36

My two pregnancies were virtually identical - lots of sickness, high bump, heart rates over, craved sweet and salty things. No change in boobs, put on a bit more weight second time than first.

Had one DD and one DS.

tara0202 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:54:10

Heart rates over 140 that was meant to say!

HarlettOScara Wed 10-Oct-12 21:54:22

None of those things. I also had a girl.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 10-Oct-12 21:54:30

I had almost all those symptoms (not the high bump though) with dc1 and 2 who are both boys.

This time I have a high bump, crave potatoes and oranges, have lost my sweet tooth, and feel very different so can't wait to find out what this one is.

musttidyupmusttidyup Wed 10-Oct-12 22:00:48

I had b b g and only difference with g was no sickness or nausea (was chucking up with the lads) and smaller bump (smaller baby tho).
Not at all helpful then. Soz.
Obviously you actually know these old wives tales ate a load of old twaddle?
Still, it's really hard not to speculate, especially if you are secretly hoping for a particular sex (god forbid).
I remember feeling that it was the one thing in my life I had no control over and it was such a big thing that was decided in a split second and would be fixed forever. Roll on 20 week scan ;-)

None of the above and had a girl! smile

jenbird Wed 10-Oct-12 22:07:21

I have had b,g,b. Was sick with dd rather than just nauseous as with boys. Had heartburn all the way through whereas with boys only at the end. All bumps have been out front but put more weight on elsewhere with dd. I also think I was crazier with my dd i.e. more hormonal and furiously nesting. This time I have had a much more similar pg to my dd but I still think it will be a boy! 6 weeks until I find out....

Claire2009 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:08:53

Girl pregnancy : put on 4 stone, carried everywhere, stretchmarks up my arms the lot, craved fizzy sweets & pickled onion monster munch hmm, felt sick 24/7 from 6-20wks but was never actually sick, heartburn last 2wks.

Boy pregnancy : put on 4 stone, carried just at the front - like a football up my top, craved fried onions and tuna, felt sick 24/7 6-24wks, heartburn 24/7 24-41+6wks...

Claire2009 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:09:41

Oh & both high bumps

Claire2009 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:10:33

Girl - non existant sex drive during preg

Boy - wanted sex all the time

Arseface Wed 10-Oct-12 22:16:39

Same as Claire re sex drive and also hairier for boys, much less hairy for girls.

Carried both the same and no morning sickness until the twins!

Claire2009 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:18:37

The heartburn = more hair is bullshit too. Dd had loads of hair, ds a tiny bit of fluff.

InTheNightGarden Wed 10-Oct-12 22:26:09

with my dd smile :
-lots of morning sickness,pretty much the same time every morning.
-constantly ate chocolate,melon and wotsits!
-weigh gain on hips.
- never really got a bump.(had her prem)
- high sex drive.

currently pregnant with a boy smile
- no sickness at all!
- was a vegetarian for 10years however my craving for meat got so bad I'm now not a vegetarian!!
- low bump like a football!
- really good skin!!
- normal sex drive (how annoying!)

hope this helpsss!

MummyDuckAndDuckling Wed 10-Oct-12 23:38:46

With my dd, I was very very sick from 7 till 17 weeks. Only thing I could eat was cheese and onion crisps confused. Lost about a st in weight through this! Small bump (still in normal jeans a week before I gave birth wink). Boobs same size

kittykatskumkwat Thu 11-Oct-12 08:13:22

No sickness
No sweet cravings
Less then 2stone weight gain and a very low out front bump
No heartburn ( lots of hair!!)
Was in the same bra all the way through although boobs fuller but hardly much gain
And a girl! As you can see by reading non of it makes any difference abd everyone will have a different pregnancy, sorry

PeshwariNaan Thu 11-Oct-12 08:19:28

Yes to all, and I'm supposed to be having a girl (but I won't believe it til he/ she comes out!).

The main thing is that I bloated out straight away, all over, and also had very severe morning sickness for 5 months. The majority of women I know who were sick like this had girls.

sammyleh Thu 11-Oct-12 09:07:03

I'm having a a girl and the only thing on the list I've done is crave sweet things.
No morning sickness, boobs not much bigger, heart rate fine throughout and no weight gain on hips. I was kind of hoping to get some curves but I look the same aside from having a football up my top!

chubbychipmonk Thu 11-Oct-12 09:25:58

What's the theory with leg hair? Haven't heard that one? hmm

Back2Two Thu 11-Oct-12 09:43:13

The mum gets more body hair during pregnancy with a boy due to testosterone levels ...that's the theory anyway

wishiwasonholiday Thu 11-Oct-12 09:44:38

I have 2 ds' and with ds1 I ate a pack if haribo a day! With ds2 I craved crisps.

I had a totally different pregnancy with ds2 so thought it was a girl but it wasn't.

I have a boy and girl. Both pregnancies were identical apart from the hair thing! With DS, I had the same amount of body hair as usual, with DD, it was much reduced, I only had to shave my legs once the entire summer grin

TheFlumpsHaveEyes Thu 11-Oct-12 09:50:10

Only two differences for me when I had DD to when I had my DSs -

1) Heart rate was over 140 with DD (mwife said she would also 'guess' a girl as it sounded more like a galloping horse, rather than a steam train (for boys))

2) My spooky friend predicted a girl when holding her swingy crystal over my bump - she also correctly predicted my DSs.

LexiLoganberry Thu 11-Oct-12 09:54:18

I had a girl and had no symptoms except stronger sence of smell until the heartburn started at around 7 months.

stowsettler Thu 11-Oct-12 10:42:23

I'm expecting a girl, I've had:-

- sweet cravings
- very little or no MS
- non-existent sex drive
- was on low-calorie diet before conception
- much less hairy
- gained lots of weight in first 10 weeks, barely 5lb since (now 22 wks)
- ravenously hungry in first 10 weeks (see above point!!)
- bump is a bit 'all over' IYSWIM
- baby's HR was 135bpm on Tuesday.

Judging from other's replies, there's not much store to be set by the old wives' tales!!

MrsAmaretto Thu 11-Oct-12 16:18:43

I had all those symptoms and had a large bouncing boy!

- crave sweet things - up to about 20 weeks I craved savoury and pickled things, since about 20 weeks I have craved sweets and cakes
- lots of morning sickness no, just mild nausea
- boobs much bigger - yes, and right is bigger than left
- heart rate over 140 Bpm yes
-high bump - yes
- weight gain on hips - no

Having a girl, unless the sonographer got it wrong

Oh and I've got more hair than usual!

kilmuir Thu 11-Oct-12 21:34:22

have 4 children, horrendous sickness with 3 of them
only slight evening nausea with 1.
sickness was with the girls

melliebobs Thu 11-Oct-12 21:35:50

I had a girl

No morning sickness
Hr less than 135bpm
Craved salty things. Mmmmm bacon butties
Didn't gain any excess weight but my bump

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