I'm really confused on this one. For the first two pregnancies and for just about everyone I knew, they'd ask what I felt like they were having, on instinct. I always knew my instinct was opposite of what it should be. Across the boards, if I thought a baby would be a boy, it was a girl. If I thought the baby was a girl, it was a boy. My friends thought it was funny because I was flawless! 30 right guesses in a row! Then I got pregnant with my last. All of the sudden I kept thinking it was a boy. I thought my friend was having a boy too. Well, didn't it figure? She found out she was having a boy at the ultrasound. My boyfriend found out we were having a boy at the ultrasound (I didn't want to know and didn't know until birth). Since then I've been dead on with what few friends I've known that were pregnant. Most of them I don't see anymore, so it's that much harder. My gut instinct this time? Girl.
As for comparing it to the other pregnancies, all the symptoms are inconclusive. The morning sickness is back and forth. The cravings are back and forth. I can't even tell if I'm carrying high or low! I mean, in the picture it was definitely low, but two days before that picture and the baby looked like if it got much higher it'd have to crack my ribs to fit inside! The only things that have been pretty consistent are faster hair growth, my skin giving me issues, and sleep patters (practically narcoleptic in the first trimester to insomniac in this one). Oh, yeah, totally new symptom that I don't remember from my daughter, but I didn't have with my boys...total pregnancy brain...I can't remember anything. I'm constantly losing track of things, even when they're right next to me or right in front of me. I've never been this scatter-brained in my life!
The only thing I've got to back up my gut instinct is the timing. I got pregnant on the day before I was supposed to be fertile. In theory, I shouldn't have gotten pregnant, but my period was a day early the month before, and if it was an additional day off, then that would make sense of it. Since the first half of that week or whatever of fertility should bring girls, I'm thinking it's probably a girl. With my daughter my cycle was all over the place at that point, completely irregular, and even if it wasn't, I was young and pretty active on that side of things, so even if I had been tracking it, I wouldn't have had a way to guess. With my older son it was two days prior to ovulation. With my youngest we're pretty sure it was about the same, but my cycle wasn't completely regular then, so it's hard to be 100% certain. It means I have to stick with science and my gut.