Old Wives’ Tales on Predicting your Baby’s Gender

& How Correct Ours Were

Before we found out the gender of our baby, we were looking up all the tales and signs out there to make a prediction or give us any information, I was SO impatient and wanted to know asap. Those of you mamas who wait until birth…. amazing control! I don’t think I could ever!

From the very beginning, I thought our baby was a boy. I had this weird dream around 6 weeks, kind of like when you’re falling and you suddenly jerk awake, I was awoken by something screaming “BOY BOY BOY BOY” in my head haha writing it out it sounds super creepy. It definitely made me believe it was a boy from the very beginning, how could I not right?! We also had tons of little clues from life that all gave us “boy” results lol for example: pulling a wishbone apart boy vs. girl for each side, asking Franklin to shake our hand.. boy or girl (btw he predicted the presidency, where we would end up on our next tour, and now the baby’s gender all correctly) and receiving blue roses with a flower company collaboration, when they offer tons of different colors.


1. Sweet vs. Salty

Wives’ Tale: If you find yourself craving all things sweet, that’s a sign you’re having a girl. Cravings for salty or even protein-rich foods mean it might be a boy.

Baby Dishman: My cravings are definitely savory. Before getting pregnant, I would always have sweet breakfasts like chocolate protein oatmeal or peanut butter, banana, and honey toast. With this baby, all I want are bagels with cream cheese or avocado toast and eggs.

Verdict: BOY

2. Morning Sickness

Wives’ Tale: If you're suffering from excessive nausea and morning sickness, it’s said you could be having a girl.

Baby D: I never threw up once throughout the first trimester, aka when morning sickness is supposedly most prevalent. I did feel nauseous in the morning if I didn’t have breakfast right away and take my prenantal vitamin with orange juice, kind of like a hangover. Definitely thankful because I’ve heard horror stories of morning sickness.

Verdict: BOY

3. Pregnancy Glow

Wives’ Tale: If your complexion is bright and your hair is shiny, you could be having a boy. If you’re breaking out and skin is dry, it may just mean you’ve got a girl growing. It’s said that “little girls steal Mom’s beauty.”

Baby D: I don’t know about the whole “pregnancy glow” thing, but I never had major break outs. I started lathering my body (and belly) in lotion and oils from the very beginning in hopes of helping to decrease stretch marks.

Verdict: BOY?


4. Partner’s Weight Gain

Wives’ Tale: if your partner is gaining weight alongside you, that could be a sign that you’re carrying a girl.

Baby D: Lol this one makes no sense to me. Does that mean your partner gets more lazy?? Ryan is definitely the opposite and is out and about doing something active everyday. He was on board with getting back on track after the holidays - minus the random cravings every now and then ;)

Verdict: BOY

5. Moody or Mellow

Wives’ Tale: If you’re feeling more moody than mellow, you might be having a girl. If you’re more chilled out, legend has it you should get ready for a boy.

Baby D: Hmmm this one was definitely on a day-to-day basis for me. I would be very calm one day with the mindset “whatever happen will happen” and freaking out and crying for NO reason the next day. I would say overall, not chill.

Verdict: mostly GIRL

6. Carrying High vs. Low

Wives’ Tale: Carrying high means you’re having a girl, while carrying low means it’s a boy.

Baby D: We found out the gender at 11 weeks, so I wasn’t showing at all. The evening bloat was definitely real and I got so excited and would push my belly out at night after dinner haha. Also, don’t really know where “low” or “high” would mean so ??

Verdict: Inconclusive

7. Baby’s Heart Rate

Wives’ Tale: During your ultrasound, pay attention to baby’s heart rate. If that little ticker is beating faster than 140 beats per minute, get ready for a girl. If it’s lower, this signals a boy.

Baby D: The first time we saw the baby and listen to the heart rate was around 8 weeks, and we were so amazed there was really something in there and the heart was really pumping we didn’t pay attention to the pace of the heart rate! It is an indescribable feeling watching another little heartbeat pumping inside your belly.

Verdict: Inconclusive

8. Chinese Gender Chart

Wives’ Tale: Match the age you were when you conceived and the month of baby’s conception to see what the Chinese calendar reveals. You can find a Chinese gender predictor here.

Baby D: Age 26 and November conception leaves us with predicting a girl!

Verdict: GIRL

9. Headaches

Wives’ Tale: Extreme headaches while pregnant are said to mean you are carrying a baby boy. No real headaches? Girl.

Baby D: I’ve hardly had any headaches my entire life (thank you lord) but after becoming pregnant, I had a few in the afternoons and they were no joke. Nothing serious and they went away in a few minutes, but man headaches are not fun.

Verdict: BOY

10. Ramzi Theory

Theory: Depending on where the placenta is growing in your uterus (from 6-8 weeks), it will tell you if it’s a boy or girl. If your placenta is on the right side of your uterus, it’s a boy. Left side, girl. More information explaining the theory can be found here.

Baby D: This is superrrrr confusing to me so Ryan spearheaded this research and concluded my placenta was on the right of my uterus, therefore a boy.

Verdict: BOY

Wives’ Tale final Count:

Boy: 6 | Girl: 2 | Inconclusive: 2


We are so blessed to welcome our healthy Baby BOY in July!!

Keep in mind this is all fun and games, but you have a 50/50 chance on being correct haha!