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Baby Nicknames

Patrick Jackson

Did you have a baby nicknames for your little one when you were pregnant?

With babies? Or with your little people? I must admit I used the Resume Test when we named our children… pretending that they had to fill out an application or go for a high-profile job. So our children have a formal first name which are all family names, with tonnes of scope for nicknames as we aren’t really formal people. And the baby nicknames started right from pregnancy.

We had surprises so we needed baby nicknames

With all three of our pregnancies, we did not find out our babies’ gender until they entered the world. I wasn’t a huge fan of referring to our little ones as “It” when I was pregnant so naturally a whole list of baby nicknames emerged.

Frederick aka Freddy our first child was called Jellybean, I’m not sure how it started but he kept this nickname all through pregnancy. However, once he came out all roly poly and delicious a couple of new nicknames emerged. The two I remember most were Bear Cub and Man Cub (yes, it’s a reference to the Jungle Book). Finally, these days he gets Freddy, Fred Bear, Freddo Frog and just plain Fred.

Freddy

Patrick also had nicknames during pregnancy. With him I called him Little One a lot but he also got Jellybean and Munchkin as well. All pregnancy I was convinced we were having a boy so we had to put a lot of time into choosing a boys name as we’d already used our fave. What got us over the line with Patrick was our love of the nickname PJ. So Patrick Jackson became PJ, Peej, Peejy Parker (no idea where this came from), and Peaches.

Patrick Jackson

Ruby, is still really new to this world. Again she got jellybean, but I also just referred to her as little baby throughout the pregnancy as she felt smaller. Already she gets Baby Girl, Big Girl, Ruby Rubes and the other day one of her brothers accidentally called her Ruby Boobie. Hopefully that one doesn’t stick.

Baby nicknames

Whether your baby’s nickname was Munchkin, Bear or Baby Bear, we’d love to hear what nicknames you used. Tag us on Instagram (freddy.and.co) and share your nicknames.

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Baby Gender – Old Wives’ Tales

pregnancy announcement

Baby Gender – Old Wives’ Tales

After you share the good news with your loved ones, you will undoubtedly start getting the question: “Do you know what you’re having?” Old wives’ tales are a fun (yet not scientific) approach to find out the sex of your child.

These days, a simple blood test can tell you the sex of your baby as early as ten weeks into your pregnancy. But a few people depend on old wives’ tales as sound strategies for gender prediction.

Sweet Versus Salty Cravings

As the weeks tick on, you want to have certain foods— like, right now! Indeed, those are your pregnancy cravings. Can’t get enough of the sweet stuff? You may be having a little girl. If salty bites are what you’re after, maybe you’re having a baby boy. (And if you’re wanting everything? Well, that just means you’re pregnant.)

Dangling A Ring

Take your wedding ring and append it to a string. Lie down and have somebody hold the hanging ring over your belly. If it swings in a round movement, you’re having a girl. If it moves in to and fro like a pendulum, you’re probably having a boy.

The Heartbeat Theory

baby heart beat

Fetal heart rate ranges somewhere in the range of 110 and 160. If your baby’s heart rate averages in the 110 to low 130s range, the thought is that it’s probably a boy, and if it’s in the 140s to 160 range, it’s likely a girl. Mid-130s to 140s is unpredictable, and where a lot of heart rates fall.

Extreme Nausea

Little girls aren’t always sweet. Extreme nausea indicates you are having a baby girl. Morning sickness impacts most pregnancies somewhat. What’s interesting is that very recent research shows there may be some truth to this tale.

Your Bump Shape

Does your tummy stick out straight like a torpedo?

Bump Shape

Some may say you’re sure to have a baby boy.  If you’re looking thicker around the edges or carrying wide, you may have a baby girl in there.

Pregnancy Glow, Or No Glow

If your complexion is bright and your hair looks like that of a hair commercial, you could be having a boy. If that much discussed ‘pregnancy glow’ is missing in action, instead you’re breaking out, it might simply mean you have a young lady growing inside you. (It’s said girls take Mum’s beauty.)

Moody Versus Mellow

If you’re feeling more irritable than mellow, you may be having a girl. And if you’re more relaxed, legend has it you must prepare for a boy.

If the Daddy Is Gaining Weight or Not

The old wives’ tale says there’s a decent possibility you’re having a boy if your partner has been able to maintain his physique even when the scale tips upward for you as the weeks progress. And if your partner is gaining weight alongside you (also known as “sympathy weight”), that could be a sign that you’re carrying a girl.

The bottom line

While the chances of the prediction being correct are still low, these can be fun strategies.

baby gender

So, feel free to enjoy the guessing game. Even if you wind up going with an innovative strategy to know your baby’s sex, an old wives’ tale, or you find out as our forefathers would have done it in the labour room, you’ll experience passionate feelings for that child in your arms regardless.

Here’s to having  a sound (and adorable) boy and girl!

 

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