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Daily Diary: The Gender Guessing Game

I went to the doctor yesterday and was told something by my OBGYN. Of course, we are a little early in the game to absolutely know for sure – and if I’m being honest – we haven’t even done the sonogram yet that would put all this speculation to an end.

But she said… based on the heartbeat… that this baby is a … BOY. Apparently a heartbeat rate of 156 qualifies as a boy. Again – just a guess.

Funny thing is I think it’s a boy too. But here’s the thing. I’ve been wrong BOTH TIMES with my guesses. I thought Natalie was a boy and Liam a girl. So, I have absolutely no faith in my opinion. LOL

Bill thinks it’s a girl ONLY because I think it’s a boy.

Either way, as long as it’s healthy – I will be happy. But this waiting… it’s killing me. I have a sonogram next week during my 16 week checkup. Perhaps we will be able to get a sneak peek then. Otherwise, one more month to go before my 20 week. All very exciting!

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in todayā€™s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. I am just about 11 weeks and I’ve been reading about this on some baby forums, apparently girls have a higher heart rate because baby girls have a higher metabolism? My last ultrasound was at 8 weeks and it was 173. I’ve also decided I’m not going to find out the sex but it’s fun to speculate.

  2. Didn’t know you were pregnant, congrats!! (Yes, I’m a bad follower lately…). Might this be why the flu hit you so hard during SheCon??

  3. Didn’t you see a psychic that said you would have another kid? Or am I completely confusing this with something else?

  4. I’m so excited to find out what you are having too – I think I can hardly wait until your 16 week or officially the 20 week Ultra Sound to find out. Funny on heart beat I always heard over 150 was girl…. I do remember Kyle’s being lower and Kenzie’s being higher though. Now I want to go check my baby books to see what they were. xo

  5. How exciting! Congrats to you and your family! It’s been a busy summer and I was catching up today and saw the “pregnant post’ and immediately thought: “Vera’s having a boy!” That came from just looking at how you were carrying the baby. Wishing you an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby … will stay tuned for sex :-

  6. I’m 23 weeks pregnant with a boy and his heart rate has been in the 150’s and lower. Congrats on another baby!

  7. WOW Congrats!!! I haven’t been here in a while, I didn’t know you were pregnant!! Congratulations!! I am happy for you guys šŸ™‚

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