Did you CARRY differently with your girls vs boys? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-11-2008, 02:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
Celticqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, I'll just put it right out into the open and be blunt- I'm pretty much looking for any reason that this baby #2 is a girl. We find out in one week but until then, I must ask this question.

Did you carry differently with your girls vs. boys? With ds #1, I carried as if I had a drooping basketball. He was so low that literally had to lift my tummy in the second trimester just to cross my legs.

This time though, it's freakishly different. Not only am I really high, I'm carrying "in" and my butt is getting huge (butt didn't grow with ds)

Sooo...I was wondering your experience. When you were pregnant with a boy/girl how was carrying different for you? Or was it not different?

Thanks in advance!

X-posted in October 2008 DDC.

-Caitrin

Me whistling.gif Wife / SAHM / Musician/ Actress/ Queen of this castle. Progeny: William (January 2007), Tristan (November 2008) and expecting Lukas stork-boy.gif due January 2012!!  lactivist.gif femalesling.GIFwaterbirth.jpg dishes.gif

Celticqueen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-11-2008, 02:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
Celticqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
P.S.- I *know* this is just a wives tale, but I can still be curious...



-Caitrin

Me whistling.gif Wife / SAHM / Musician/ Actress/ Queen of this castle. Progeny: William (January 2007), Tristan (November 2008) and expecting Lukas stork-boy.gif due January 2012!!  lactivist.gif femalesling.GIFwaterbirth.jpg dishes.gif

Celticqueen is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 05:45 AM
 
foogoomomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: mommaville
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ds carried like a high basketball w/his tush practically up by my ribs. DD Carried much much lower.. 2nd DS is carrying all over the freaking place in sideways way low way high. So you got me so far mine are all different although I will say this lil guy does stay up in the basketball way more like DS#1.

7th Heaven here we come! Due date early May
foogoomomma is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 08:55 AM
 
JBaxter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ive carried all my BOYS differently

Jeana Christian momma to 4 sons Logan 18, Connor 15, Nathan 6, and bonus baby Jack 1
JBaxter is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 10:11 AM
 
snazzy_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Palm Coast, FL
Posts: 598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBaxter View Post
Ive carried all my BOYS differently

:

I didn't carry any of my three boys the same.
snazzy_mom is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 12:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
Celticqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snazzy_mom View Post
:

I didn't carry any of my three boys the same.
Interesting- I guess I'll just have to wait and see then. Gosh I wish there was a reliable wives tale

-Caitrin

Me whistling.gif Wife / SAHM / Musician/ Actress/ Queen of this castle. Progeny: William (January 2007), Tristan (November 2008) and expecting Lukas stork-boy.gif due January 2012!!  lactivist.gif femalesling.GIFwaterbirth.jpg dishes.gif

Celticqueen is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 02:34 PM
 
sunshine's mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: off coveting palm trees and sea air
Posts: 1,908
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dd1 carried high and in the middle. perfectly round almost. couldn't tell i was pregnant until i turned to the side.

dd2 carried about the same as your ds1. so low and sloping.

i have my 2 belly casts stacked on each other right now and you can see the stark difference in how i carried....and i was smaller with dd2.....

all my friends who have had girls though have carried high.
sunshine's mama is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 03:02 PM
 
witchygrrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is my first, and I feel like I'm carrying pretty low, though I have nothing to compare it to. The u/s indicated that I'm having a girl.

Anyway, I've had several people tell me I look like I'm carrying a girl, and 1 telling me I'm having a boy. So who knows?

Come ponder with me about food!
witchygrrl is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 03:05 PM
 
tamagotchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,062
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a boy and a girl and carried them both exactly the same way.
tamagotchi is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 03:08 PM
 
earthmama369's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,792
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nope. I have a short torso and a narrow ribcage. Physical structure dictates that I carry waaaay out in front.

I looked like I swallowed a basketball both times, girl and boy. My daughter did drop a lot sooner, but my son had a short cord and was tethered up high -- again, that was physionomy, not gender dictating the position.
earthmama369 is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Ninnifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North West Germany
Posts: 167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i am on my third girl and i cant really tell with this one but my other 2 were carried completely differently, yet were the same gender. no one believed me when we told them DD2 wasn't a boy upon delivery.
Ninnifer is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 05:11 PM
 
ryansma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Where people yell O-H-I-O
Posts: 2,691
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snazzy_mom View Post
:

I didn't carry any of my three boys the same.


I am carrying my second boy very differently than my first.

April thankful mommy to my boys Big Red 3/06 Little Z 9/08 and happily awaiting the arrival of 10/10 :
ryansma is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 08:13 PM
 
K's Mom!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,635
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nope, I think I carried all 3 the same. I have 2 dd's and a ds.

wave.gifWoHM to reading.gif DD age 10, peace.gif DS age 7, and sleepytime.gif DD age 4 and DP toblueman.gif

 

 

K's Mom! is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 09:38 PM
 
kochanyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Native Oregonian
Posts: 749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Caitrin I could have written your post! Both my boys were low and this lil gal is much higher and a much different carry.
kochanyk is offline  
Old 06-11-2008, 10:34 PM
 
treehugginhippie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,003
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Celticqueen View Post
With ds #1, I carried as if I had a drooping basketball. He was so low that literally had to lift my tummy in the second trimester just to cross my legs.

I laughed a little bit when I read this. Perfect description of me this pregnancy, lol! Yesterday I realized it's more comfortable to lift my basketball belly and rest it on the counter as I do the dishes

On topic, we're not finding out the sex (although I'd really like to know). And because I'm carrying soooooo much different this time, I was hoping it might be a boy (I'd love a girl too, of course, but not knowing ahead of time is really suspenseful this pregnancy for me for some reason, lol!).

Tina - mama to DD1 10.75yrs, DD2 6yrs, DD3 2.5 yrs & baby due in June 2015 and wifey to DH.
treehugginhippie is offline  
Old 06-12-2008, 06:08 AM
 
Aliviasmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
With ds, I carried really wide, gained a lot of weight, and you could tell from behind that I was pregnant.

With dd, I carried strictly in front, gained less than half the weight as with ds, and still had a waist from behind. It seriously looked like I just had a huge ball under my shirt with her.
Aliviasmom is offline  
Old 06-12-2008, 10:59 AM
 
njbeachgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: by the beach!
Posts: 1,908
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I only have one baby earthside so far- a girl, and with her I carried low and my butt got REALLY big. So did my boobs, legs, etc. for that matter I gained EVERYWHERE! And my whole face changed, it's hard to explain.

This time I just look like I have a basketball under my shirt.... nada anywhere else. So yeah I'm pretty convinced it's a boy
njbeachgirl is offline  
Old 06-12-2008, 03:09 PM
 
thefragile7393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Celticqueen View Post
Interesting- I guess I'll just have to wait and see then. Gosh I wish there was a reliable wives tale

-Caitrin
SO do I!!!! Ds fit the carrying and heart rate ones but I'm learning that they aren't reliable sadly.

fambedsingle2.gifnovaxnocirc.gifHappy to be a mommy and teacher to D fencing.gif, born 1-17-06 via waterbirth.jpg  and A  blahblah.gif, born 10-6-08 with a homebirth.jpghomeschool.gif

thefragile7393 is offline  
Old 06-12-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Vancouver Mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nope, my babies carried zactly the same.

Diane, SAHM to DD (June 05) and DS (April 07).
::::
Vancouver Mommy is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off