Friday, June 29, 2012

Gender Prediction ... & Giveaway! {Much Ado About You}

Hi, friends!
It's me again! 
(I know, I know ... this is SO exciting.  I'm here TWICE in one day!)

But with our big ultrasound coming up in just a few days, I wanted to see what you all thought about this little baby o' mine!  
BOY or GIRL?  

And you could even be rewarded for your guess!  
Remember a while back when I did a fabulous giveaway from the wonderful Emmy at Much Ado About You??? 
She's the one who makes the ADORABLE day planners I've mentioned a few times!?  

I'm telling you ... I live with my personalized planner from Emmy practically attached to my hip!  

Her new designs are out for her August 2012-September 2103 planners, and YOU could win one!  
Just for guessing the gender of this here baby! 
What a deal, eh!? :-)

So .... let me give you the arguments in favor of both gender first.  
You know, just so you can make a semi-educated guess ... :)~

Arguments in favor of this baby being a BOY:
**The heartbeat is considerably lower than Lucy's was ... hers was always 160 or higher.  This baby is right around 140-145 every day (and I do check pretty much every day, thanks to my very own fetal doppler - LOVE this thing!).  

**This baby is a million times more active than Lucy was. 
I know it's common to feel movement from baby number two before you did with baby number one, but I started feeling this baby between 13 and 14 weeks!  And it's not just every now and then, either!  
Also, at our 12 week ultrasound, that baby did NOT stop wiggling around the entire time!

**I had some nausea in the first few months this time around.  
I know they say nausea is generally more associated with girls, but I had ZERO nausea with Lucy, so just based on the fact that it was different, perhaps that means boy ...? 
(Mind you, my sickness is hardly even worth mentioning ... I think I threw up a total of three times.  REALLY not bad compared to what many of you have experienced!)

**Scott INSISTS it's a boy.  
(Not that this is really a viable argument, but hey -- thought I'd throw it out there. :)~

Arguments in favor of this baby being a GIRL:
**My skin is worse than a twelve-year-old's.  It was EXACTLY the same way with Lucy.  

**I'm showing (or not showing!) the same way I did with Lucy .... gaining plenty of weight, yet not really showing it in my belly.  (You can see my pic HERE in today's earlier post.)
With Lucy's pregnancy, I gained over half of my weight in the first half of my pregnancy ... kinda unusual! 
And it looks as though this one will be the same way.  I think I've gained almost exactly the same amount of weight that I had with Lucy at this point.  (Too much! ... and if I'm wrong about remaining in the same pattern, I could end up gaining WAY more this time ... ugh!)

**I just feel like it's a girl.  
Then again, I was 99% SURE Lucy was a boy until my ultrasound.... so this is really not saying much.

**The Chinese Gender Predictor says GIRL.  (It said girl with Lucy, too!?)

That's all I got.  

Now it's your turn to tell me what you think!
The winner of this giveaway will win YOUR CHOICE of a medium-sized personalized planner from Much Ado About You.  (This is the one I have and LOVE!)
Please go HERE to pick out the planner you would pick! (Oh, and did I mention they also make fabulous GIFTS!?  I have two of them, just waiting to go to their unsuspecting new owners!:-)
The two I chose look like this:

SO CUTE .... right?
And a $38.00 value!
Totally worth it.
At least I think so!

So .....

FIRST, leave a comment at the bottom of my blog post with your guess -- BOY or GIRL???
THEN, sign in to the Rafflecopter box using your email and click that you commented! (I PROMISE it's super easy ... and they will not send you emails or anything, I've entered TONS of Rafflecopter giveaways and have received no spam or junk mail from them whatsoever!)
BONUS:  You can earn up to FOUR bonus entries for liking Little Lucy Lu and Much Ado About You on Facebook! (Just follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter box!)

The lucky winner will be announced next week on Wednesday!
Good luck!

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  1. GIRL! That Chinese Gender predictor should replace ultrasounds.

  2. Hmmm, this is a hard one, but I am thinking boy for some reason!! ;) Can't wait to find out Bec!

  3. Ok I don't need to be a part of the contest, I just wanted to put my two cents in!
    I think its a girl and here is why:

    I have two girls and that would be so cool if you did too!

    Thats it!
    Nothing scientific.
    Unless you crave Chef Boyardee because I couldn't live without that crap with both pregnancies. :)

  4. I'm guessing girl...stick with the chinese gender predictor!!

  5. I think it will be a girl! The Mary planner is so cute! I love how bright and cheery it is. :)

  6. I think the little one is a girl!

  7. My guess is BOY! I was just recently blessed with a baby boy and hope you will have the same joy :).

  8. As much as I think Scott would love a boy, I'm kinda feelin' girl. Mostly because I am thankful that Grace and Ellie have one another, and I always wanted a sister and I think Lucy would love to have a sister! Either way though, I can't wait to see this little one:-)


  9. This is for Alice ... she votes BOY! :-)

  10. I think boy, but you know this. And just for the record every test I took online including the Chinese Gender predictor said I was having a girl and I obviously had a boy. Who knows. Only God knows for now until you get a peek inside. Yay for Ultrasounds. Can you imagine what it would have been like if we were having babies when our moms birthed us. The only thing they had to go off were these superstitious tests. Can't wait to hear!

  11. I sawy it's a boy! My daughter had a faster heartbeat, then when I was pregnant with my son, his was slower. They say that's an old wives tale, but it proved true with mine!

  12. I am going with BOY because I am having a boy and I want us to be the same and then they can be internet pals and then one day college roomies :) Cant wait to find out!

  13. Girl! The chinese predictor is usually right!

  14. Girl because sisters are awesome!!

    1. Well, I keep showing up as "unknown"....Boo! this is Lillian!

  15. I think it's a boy! BTW, what fetal doppler do you have?

  16. I believe it will be a girl :0)
    Lucy needs a little sister!

  17. First I know it will be a well loved welcome. But I am thinking girl.

  18. First I know it will be a well loved welcome. But I am thinking girl.

  19. I am horrible at guessing'd think with a 50/50 chance...
    I honestly have no idea with you...not even an inkling.

    I'm going to say boy. Based on almost nothing. Heh.

  20. Nana Says girl,

  21. I'm thinking it's a boy! Either way, I know you'll enjoy your bundle of joy! :)

  22. Cuz, I've told you--all BOY! :)

  23. I'm going to say BOY! I think that God has blessed you with a perfect little girl, and now it's time for a perfect little man! :) Someone to carry on the family name! ---- Though whatever gender the baby is, as long as he/she is healthy, that's all that really matters in the end! <3

  24. I am guessing boy based on your data.

  25. Boy..50% chance of being right ;)

  26. my guess is a girl, but with the indicators maybe twins, boy and girl, lol

  27. BOY! Every mom needs at least on of each! :)
    hgrossman at cableone dot net

  28. I say Lucy needs a baby brother! God bless!

  29. boy to complete your precious family :)

  30. I'm going with girl for the very scientific reason that EVERYONE i know is having a girl. Out of the last 10 or so babies, only 1 was a boy! So girl seems to be the safe guess.

  31. I think it is a boy! God bless you either way!


Thank you for your comments!
I love EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. :-)