Thursday, March 05, 2009

guess the sex

is the new baby xy or xx?
may i have the envelope please:




we had our ultrasound this week, but instead of finding out the gender there in the stirrups, we asked the technician to write the information down on an index card and seal it in this envelope*. we will open it “live” on monday evening. (*photo shown is not of actual envelope but is a decoy. bryan apparently does not trust me and has hidden the authentic merchandise. all because i cheat at cards. sheesh!)

in the meantime, we thought it would be fun for our faithful readers to guess the sex, and of course, as it is a wheeler family mantra that winners should be rewarded, win a prize!

here are the rules:
  1. between now and monday evening (6:00 PM PST), leave a comment on this post indicating if you think the new wheeler addition will be a boy or if you’re leaning more toward the female variety. we will not accept emails or previous comments as entries.
  2. married couples, you must be of one mind because you only get one guess.
  3. as always, we will not post comments from people we don’t know, so no secret identities please.
after we dramatically reveal the winning gender, all those who guessed correctly will receive an exciting reward via email. to increase suspense, we are keeping the nature of this prize on the down low. all i can say for now is that it’s better than a kick in the pants.

and for those of you who are unpracticed in the “art” of gender-prediction, here are a few helpful tips from our dear friends, the old wives (based on my answers to an online quiz):

You are carrying the extra weight out front, so it's a boy.
The hair on your legs is not growing any faster during your pregnancy, so it's a girl.
Boys are carried low. You are going to have a boy.
You have no desire for orange juice, so it's a boy.
Your belly looks like a basketball, so it's a boy.
Dad-to-be hasn't been gaining weight along with Mom-to-be, so it will be a girl.
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.
Since the sum of your age at conception and the month of conception is an odd number, it will be a girl.
Your urine is a bright neon yellow color, so you will have a boy.
You are craving sweets, which means it is a girl.

best of luck to you all!


fine print: per bryan’s worry that we somehow know hundreds of people that will be participating in this game of ours (i say we’ll be lucky if the dozen folks we’re related to play), we will let it herebeknown that our prize quota maxes out at 25. so get your guess in early if you want to beat the mob.

22 comments:

Anna and Owen said...

boy

Primetime said...

Much to the dismay of Grandma Wheeler, Michele and I are going to guess XX. I have had bright neon urine for years and have yet to pop out a baby boy or baby for that matter. But I think mine is from all the jacked up supplements I am taking.

W Young said...

We're going with the male gender on this one! I should know, I had a few! Love, M O M

Grandma Jacquie said...

I think this new little child is a girl. If she is half as cute as Summer, we will keep her.

wheelerdealer said...

Janna and Mike are voting for a healty happy xy or is that xx? How could you improve on the xx model aka Summer? Does Summer want a little sister....or a little brother? We think she'd like to boss around a little boy. So we're going to guess Summer will have a little sister.

Elder Schmatto said...

I have a guess that Emily is going to have a fine, healthy baby boy.

Emilee & Paul said...

Totally a girl

betsey said...

Okay Richard, I'm voting for the Hawkins Family. I say another little GIRL!

Jonathan and Cheri said...

Congrats - it's a boy! ;) Fun idea of how you're going to find out.

Cindy said...

We are going with boy

Kama Dawn said...

Boy!

Matt & Megan Brown said...

The more interesting question is will the baby have mom or dads hair... ;-)

Regardless, we guess girl.

Holly said...

Baby Wheeler (the sequel) will be another girl.

Lisa said...

A girl is my guess. Thinking of you!

Ally said...

I will go with boy..but congrats either way!:)

Rene said...

I have to say I think its a girl Emily!! Summer would love a sister :)

Kenneth said...

After further review of the past three generations of the Young/Elwood line, Summer is destined to be the only girl in her family. Forecast: Boys, boys, and yes, more boys.

Velvet Sweatpants said...

xy because mama should always get what mama wants.

Eve said...

I say boy...what would the male version of Summer be like? Another firecracker? And you know my secret identity. :)

McBrides said...

I'm voting for a boy--everyone should have at least one of each!

Christina said...

I'm guessing another little girl--here comes Autumn! :)

Grandma Wheeler said...

My vote is for twin boys.