Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It Is What You Believe

My family was/is not a superstitious one. Or if they are they haven’t been bestowing their “wisdom” on to me during my lifetime. But when I was pregnant it seemed like people came out of the woodwork to give me their ideas on what was going on. I don’t remember everything but a few that I remember are:

If you are carrying high you are having a girl and if you are carrying low you are having a boy. The baby pretty much carried me because even though I only gained between 20-25 pounds I looked heavier everywhere. So that was really no indication of having a boy or a girl.

If you have heartburn you will have a hairy baby. I only had heartburn 1 time during my pregnancy that I remember and it was when we were traveling around Christmas. I remember it because I ate an entire roll of Tums in the 2 ½ hour drive from our house to the in-laws! But even though I rarely had heartburn I bore a child with a Mohawk! He had his first haircut when he was only 8 months old! And it was the cutest hair ever!

If your mom had stretch marks you would have stretch marks. I don’t remember asking my mom if she had any but I know I did. And still do. Lame.

And finally, the grossest one but the one that was true…a hairy belly = a boy. And of course this was the one that happened to me. Oh well. What can you do. Even on the worst of days Leo is definitely worth a hairy belly! That is what wax is for right?! And don't worry. I didn't turn in to Sasquatch. Just a few stray hairs that were never there before (and now refuse to go away!).

Do you believe in superstitions and old wives tales? Do you live your life to follow them? I’m not big on them but it’s always fun to hear/read about them. To read about other ones head over to


Sprite's Keeper said...

I never understood about the whole carrying high/low thing, since I carried mostly in my hips. :-)
The heartburn thing? I had heartburn almost all the way through pregnancy, Tums was an after dinner mint. And Sprite was born with dark fuzz only. Great Spin! You're linked!

gathering dust said...

I'm not at the stage where I'm hearing the pregnancy old wive's tales yet. More anything that relates to being single and getting married and junk. I don't believe any of it anyways, and I don't really understand how I am supposed to sleep with wedding cake under my pillow...wouldn't that be messy? (more on that once I do my spin :-) )

VandyJ said...

I didn't get much advice but I was told that I was carrying high and/or low and that determined what I was having--I went with the ultrasound myself.

Heather said...

I have heard the high/low one before, but it has never come out they way it is predicted.

What ever the wives tale true or not, you got yourself a handsome little monkey!

Kate said...

Yea, everyone said I was carrying high but it was a boy and I had horrible heartburn!