Wives Tales for our Tiny Strader

Friday, November 10, 2017

photo by Nicole Cole
Morning Sickness? YEP! Not quite as bad as last time, but still very much a part of my daily life.

This puts a vote for: girl

Headaches? In my blog post about Beau I said yes, but I don't remember having them actually. But this pregnancy I really have had them a bunch!

This puts a vote for: boy

Heartbeat above or below 140? This baby has had heartbeats about the same as Beau, in the 160s and his were 170s/160s

This puts a vote for: girl

Craving sweet or salty? With Beau I thought cravings were completely made up, haha! This time there have been a few times I've most certainly craved things. Pumpkin pie, Shake Shack (still haven't satisfied that one!) and once I randomly really wanted a chicken fried steak.

This puts a vote for: ?

Face Breakouts: During my first pregnancy my skin was GROSS! So oily, and broken out with giant.. no other way to say it, ZITS! Sounds so yucky, but that's what they were! It was so hard to manage. This time, my skin has been mostly clear. I'm interested to see if this is because of a different pregnancy, or because of my favorite cleanser that really cleared up my skin even before I was pregnant. I've also been using this exfoliator and LOVING it!  Only time will tell if my skin has been different this pregnancy, or if my products have really changed the game. My gut is that it's both.

This puts a vote for: boy

Skin dry or soft? Soft with both pregnancies, but first it was soft just because of so much oil, now it's just really nice skin!

This puts a vote for: girl

Moody or pleasant? Moody for both, 100%. I've cried so much over so much random stuff. Don't get me started on the preview for the Wonder movie.

This puts a vote for: girl

Is your face rounder than usual? Yes, and it was briefly during this time of my pregnancy with Beau, but then it went back to normal. End of first trimester was Victoria bloats time. We'll see if it reverts back this time.

This puts a vote for: girl

What side do you sleep on? Both, both times.

This puts a vote for: ?

Carrying baby high or low? Last time I feel like I carried pretty high, it feels a bit lower this time but I'm also only 14 weeks. It's come on so much faster than last time, but still.

This puts a vote for: ?

I feel like it's hard to tell what the wives tales would say is the gender of my baby because of my several unanswered questions... only time will tell! Except I already know! :) What's your guess for our sweet baby? I'd love to hear in the comments! Stay tuned because we'll be announcing on Saturday! 

I'm so excited to announce that Sarah and I are hosting are The Most Wonderful Time of the Year linkup for the second year in a row! This year we're adding a twist.. there will be a co-host for almost all of the days! We're so excited for that fun element and to share this with some sweet friends! I'm so excited to share my posts with y'all, and to read all of yours! Last year I really tried to comment on as many posts as possible, and it's my goal for this year as well. Please join in with us, and we'd love for you to help us spread the word of the linkup. 

December 4th- Christmas Wish List with A Little Bit of Emily
December 5th- Holiday Entertaining Tips with Classic Catherine
December 6th- Christmas Day in the Life with Nicole Cole
December 7th- Christmas Gift Guide with Whimsical September
December 11th- Christmas Cards with Taz and Belly
December 12th- Holiday Home Tour with Michaela Noelle Designs
December 13th- Favorite Holiday Party Recipe with The Queen in Between
December 14th- Favorite Meaningful Holiday Memories
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  1. I'm still saying girl this time!!! I can't wait to find out!

  2. I vote girl just because I know she'd be so precious! Also so excited for the Christmas linkup, was actually just thinking about it yesterday!

  3. Loved this!! I say girl ;) ALSO, not even pregnant and can't watch the Wonder preview. I bawled in the theatre last week when I went to a movie and the trailer came on! I want to see the movie so bad (love Julia Roberts!) but I'm gonna be a hot mess.

  4. My vote is girl! I can't wait to find out. And girl, that Wonder movie trailer gets me ALL the time and I am NOT pregnant, so I can only imagine how it would be with all the extra stuff going on!


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