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Pregnancy Update: 25 Weeks and Gender Predictions

It’s been a while since I checked in on the pregnancy front! And what a big front it is. I’m currently sporting a tummy the size of a soccer ball. I need to do another bump pic soon.

I haven’t had a sonogram in a while, and I was kind of thinking I’d do pregnancy updates with sonogram pics, but they’re fewer and more far between than I thought. I don’t miss them too much, though, because as much as I would love to see baby, I can feel them 24/7 now. So I know baby is always there and they’re not an imaginary friend.

Right now baby is about the size of a rutabaga, but if you’re like me and you don’t handle a lot of rutabagas you’ll appreciate knowing that they are about 1.7 pounds and 9 inches long. Baby will be arriving in less than 3 months, which is crazy!

We’re waiting to let the gender be a delivery room surprise, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been enjoying the gender guessing game.

So far, we have two strong arguments for each gender.

The first was just after we found out we were pregnant. We hadn’t told a soul yet and had only gotten the news a couple of days prior. We were having Chinese food for dinner and the “lucky word” in my fortune cookie was “girl.” Later on, I checked the Chinese birth calendar and it, too, predicted girl.

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Boy has a strong argument too, though! We won’t be revealing what each Disney character guessed just yet, but we still have a Disney-related prediction story. I’ve mentioned before that we collect vinylmation, small Disney toys that come in blind boxes that you can collect and trade. Early in our pregnancy, we went to the local Disney store to trade some of ours. Trading involves a large opaque box where you choose a number and draw a vinyl to trade for. Inside the box could be any vinyl from any collection – thousands of possible toys.

Out of the thousands of possible themes and characters we could have pulled blindly, hubs pulled a blue teddy bear vinyl that read “It’s a boy!” Seriously, what are the odds of that?

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I knew another couple that had waited to find out the gender, so they ordered one of each – the blue “it’s a boy!” bear and the pink “it’s a girl!” bear. But when the package was delivered there had been a mistake, and they only received the “it’s a boy!” bear. Sure enough, come delivery day, they had a little boy. Disney knew!

So the bets are placed. Disney thinks it’s a boy, and China thinks it’s a girl. Who will be the victor? Which empire will triumph? Well stay tuned for about 15 more weeks and find out!

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We have a lot of babies, we know what we’re talking about!

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About rachelmeeks

My name is Rachel Meeks. I have endometriosis, an incurable pain condition, IBS, a digestive illness, and PCOS, which causes irregular periods and infertility. After keeping my illnesses a secret, I started to get upset about how my fellow sick people were being mistreated because of ignorance. I knew that I'd need to stand up, make some noise, wear my heart on my sleeve, and admit that I am not well to make a difference.

9 responses to “Pregnancy Update: 25 Weeks and Gender Predictions

  1. Allie P.

    The Chinese birth calendar was right both times for me, so I will be curious to see if it got it right for you. Such suspense!

  2. Serenstar

    I waited to know too ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the best surprise ever. In the end, only my mother and I had the correct guess based on how the baby was carrying. I’m so happy reading this.

    • Yay! The majority of people who find out we’re waiting think we’re crazy haha. I think the excitement of finding out is really going to carry me through labor and everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Serenstar

        There is nothing like hearing your spouse say, “It’s a girl!” all excited, then quieter, “I think.” You can’t have those memorable moments if you already know.

  3. Maybe you’re having twinsโ€“one of each! It would not be the first time twins were missed until delivery.
    I’m partial to boys since I had 3 of my own. We thought the third one would be a girl since the 2 boys were so opposite of one another that the only thing opposite of them was a girl. We picked out a girl’s name only and had to hustle to decide on a boy’s name after delivery.

  4. I love your pregnancy updates (though I had to Google rutabaga, funny American word). My doctor gave the game away the day before my daughter was born by announcing “look she’s yawning” whilst looking at the scan. She was the first girl in our family for 17 years, so everyone was delighted!

    • Haha rutabaga is definitely a weird word! How lovely to have the first girl in so long! My family has a lot of baby boys bouncing around while my husband’s is full of baby girls, so either way one of the families is going to be pretty thrilled! I’m glad our doctor doesn’t know. I think I’d cry if he spoiled it – but to be fair, that’s not saying much. I cry at everything ever these days. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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