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Cravings and gender of baby

62 replies

MommyD · 06/01/2005 14:38

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.

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lunavix · 06/01/2005 14:40

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 · 06/01/2005 14:41

branston pickle = BOY

MommyD · 06/01/2005 14:44

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

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Potty1 · 06/01/2005 14:46

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

LydiaN · 06/01/2005 17:12

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 · 06/01/2005 17:59

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 · 06/01/2005 18:01

sex = girl

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

milge · 06/01/2005 18:03

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

blueteddy · 06/01/2005 18:08

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

KateandtheGirls · 06/01/2005 18:10

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

MommyD · 06/01/2005 18:36

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.

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Flossam · 06/01/2005 18:47

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 · 06/01/2005 19:34

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

= Boy

cupcakes · 06/01/2005 19:38

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 · 06/01/2005 19:45

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 · 06/01/2005 19:47

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 · 06/01/2005 20:09

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 · 06/01/2005 20:22

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 · 06/01/2005 20:34

Ice cream = ds1
Haribo jelly sweets = ds2

mardynow · 07/01/2005 10:58

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

singsong · 07/01/2005 14:50

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

NewbarnsleygirlWalliams · 07/01/2005 15:00

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 · 07/01/2005 18:33

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 · 07/01/2005 18:54

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

pinkmagic1 · 08/01/2005 13:29

Craved anything with cheese in it, cheese on toast, macaroni cheese, coliflower cheese etc. Went completely off meat, especially chicken. I couldn't even look at it without feeling sick! I also took to having milk in my coffee which is something I have never done and don't now. I had a boy.

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