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Cravings and gender of baby

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MommyD Thu 06-Jan-05 14:38:28

I am DETERMINED not to find out the sex of this, my third baby. dh wanted to know with both of our first two and as this is our last I want to know what it feels like to have a surprise and also to try and guess which I'm having.

Anyone get particular cravings with a particular sex of child? I am craving fresh pineapple and cream cheese (not together) and unlike my first two pregnancies have completely gone off coffee - I used to allow myself one big latte a day with the other two and I can't stomach it with this one.

lunavix Thu 06-Jan-05 14:40:02

I have no practical advice to offer, just when I was pregnant with ds, all I ate was fruit, I hated coffee and alcohol (not that I was drinking much ;) and well.. he's a ds!

wild Thu 06-Jan-05 14:41:13

branston pickle = BOY

MommyD Thu 06-Jan-05 14:44:02

grapefruit juice = boy (both my last two pregnancies, couldn't get enough of the stuff!) ?

Potty1 Thu 06-Jan-05 14:46:55

Oranges - boy
Full fat milk - big boy
Cream cakes (especially fresh cream horns with strawberry jam and chocolate on the top) - big girl

LydiaN Thu 06-Jan-05 17:12:56

MommyD - I've been eating tons of pineapple and cream cheese, and coffee was the first thing to make me sick! (It was like the exorcist- not pretty)
Anyway, sonographer at 20 week scan said she was as positive as can be that I'm having a baby girl. (We saw her bits and would agree!)
Have also had a sweet tooth for first time in my life, and also been eating a braeburn apple a day (has to be braeburn!)

misdee Thu 06-Jan-05 17:59:34

Well i have cravings the smell of things that cant be eaten. car exhaust fumes, candles that have been extinguised, and burning paper. someone had a bonfire the other night and i thought it smelt heavenly. usually all of the above make me feeel really sick.

is that just odd?

twiglett Thu 06-Jan-05 18:01:31

sex = girl

come within 2 foot of me and I'll shriek = boy

milge Thu 06-Jan-05 18:03:03

Sweet cravings/tooth=girl
savoury cravings/tooth=boy

blueteddy Thu 06-Jan-05 18:08:36

I craved sweet things during my last pregnancy & had a boy!

KateandtheGirls Thu 06-Jan-05 18:10:19

Twiglett, both of mine were girls, and your theory was true in my case!

MommyD Thu 06-Jan-05 18:36:04

I could not touch curry for 9 months with both my boys. Love stuffing myself with sag aloo this time round and can even manage a simple chicken tikka.

Flossam Thu 06-Jan-05 18:47:54

I loved strawberries and brauburn apples and fruit and vegatables. Went right off coffed and also had a strange idea that marmite and chicken and ham paste would be the best combination in a sandwich! I had a boy (also another old wives tale is that DP/DH will put weight on along side you if it is a boy, lets just say I shouldnt be the only one on a diet this january!)

smileyragdoll Thu 06-Jan-05 19:34:50

Went completely OFF coffee, v extreme nausea
Craved Porridge, still cant face it now after nearly six months.

= Boy

cupcakes Thu 06-Jan-05 19:38:35

Boy - cravings for savoury, in particular salt and vinegar hula hoops. Also satsumas and hot cross buns!
Girl - sweets, chocolate. Also diet coke with lemon!

Petall Thu 06-Jan-05 19:45:35

Chips, mashed potato during first trimester and then fruit salad, completely off coffee, but lots of tea = Girl
Craved coffee and sweeter foods = Boy

PotPourri Thu 06-Jan-05 19:47:23

I had all the signs of a boy - all up front bump, savory cravings, all the mad things like how a wedding ring swung when held above the bump, a 'feeling' that it was a boy. Lo and behold, 3 weeks ago to the day our little girl popped out. On returning home one of my first tasks was to remove all the boys clothes from her bedroom unit, LOL! My sister has 4 and the fourth is a boy, but her pregnancies were all exactly as above.

So, I think the only way to tell is to see it for yourself...

walliamsbabysmum Thu 06-Jan-05 20:09:11

Crunchy fruit and veg all the time with ds (still put 3.5 stone onto my 8 stone frame ) and stodgy cakes and pastries with dd.

Gem13 Thu 06-Jan-05 20:22:51

Roast beef (not keen normally), pickled onion Monster Munch, chocolate milkshakes, shortbread and cream cakes both times.

1 = DS
2 = DD!

but DS was more roast beef and DD was more cream cakes.

blueteddy Thu 06-Jan-05 20:34:57

Ice cream = ds1
Haribo jelly sweets = ds2

mardynow Fri 07-Jan-05 10:58:11

cheese, yoghurt, full fat sterilised milk- 2 litres a DAY - pork scratchings and liver (don't normally like it) = boy

singsong Fri 07-Jan-05 14:50:12

Had gallons of parsley sauce over everything.
Went off coffee and cheese (which I usually love).
Had a boy.

NewbarnsleygirlWalliams Fri 07-Jan-05 15:00:31

Apples. I ate about 4 or 5 a day and I drank gallons of Appletise and ate tons of Asda's apple flavoured laces! = Girl

bolekilolek Fri 07-Jan-05 18:33:41

sour stuff :pickles, sauercraut, lemons, sour orintal food = BOY sweets = GIRL !!!! Old saying says: girl: you look lika a big whale I did !! ( she takes all beauty from mother in pregnancy) ... boy: mum to be looks beautifull and well - compact .. in pregnancy GOOD LUCK !!!

lilsmum Fri 07-Jan-05 18:54:05

my cravings were mars bars (too sickly normally!!) and had a serious thing for pork pies (yuk!!!) and i had a girl

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