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Can Pregnancy Dreams Predict the Sex of Your Baby?
Many of you know that your dreams during pregnancy can get a little wacky. I forgot about this side effect of pregnancy until I became pregnant for the second time and starting having some really weird dreams – like “a giant spider turns into the kidnapper from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and tries to become my best friend” weird.
I know that hearing about other people’s dreams is not the most exciting thing. I, for one, have been known to sigh and roll my eyes when people ask me if I want to hear about their dreams from the night before. That said, you’ve got to hear about my dreams! I am convinced that my pregnancy dreams have predicted the sex of my babies.
First Pregnancy Dreams
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had very vivid dreams. And in every one of them the baby I was carrying was a boy.
Dream #1: We found out the baby was a boy during the ultrasound. He smiled at us and, surprisingly, had a full mouth of braces.
Dream #2: I bought a bunch of girl clothes before the baby was born. Cut to a year later, my husband is fussing at me for dressing our son in all of the girl clothes.
Dream #3: What we thought was a third leg was actually an abnormally large baby penis. The doctor marveled at its size.
The verdict? When my husband and I went for the anatomy scan, I felt in my heart of hearts that I was carrying a boy. Before the ultrasound tech even announced the sex, I said, “It’s a boy, right?” I honestly felt like my dreams were my subconscious telling me what to expect. My dreams were right. I delivered a little boy in 2013 and there’s lots of things to love about being a boy mom.
Second Pregnancy Dreaming
I am now in the third trimester with my second child. I didn’t dream about the sex of this baby until late into the first trimester.
Dream #1: I was at the hospital walking up and down the hall with my husband a day after giving birth. We were discussing names for the baby. They were all girl names. When we arrived at the nursery to look at our baby, we picked up a beautiful baby girl who smiled up at us with the most jacked up set of teeth we’d ever seen. Then we started wondering if there was such a thing as orthodontists for babies. (What is it with my “babies with braces” dreams???)
Dream #2: In my second dream, I was shopping with my daughter, who just happened to be Madeline from the children’s book series.
So, did my dreams predict the sex of the baby the second time? Yes! A blood test and an ultrasound confirmed that we are expecting a baby girl this fall!
Just Another Old Wives’ Tale?
Maybe this is just a bunch of hogwash. Maybe it is just a coincidence that my dreams were accurate. Or maybe the little babies growing inside of me were telling me something. All I know is that if I get pregnant a third time and my dreams once again predict the sex of the baby, I will be convinced that it is a scientific fact that your dream can predict whether you are having a boy or a girl. And you will not be able to persuade me otherwise.