Boy or Girl: What’s Your Guess? {Enter to Win a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card!}

17 Weeks Pregnant!

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This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Stacy (stacykristine@…) and Christie P (Frankenbug@…)!

It’s hard to believe we’re almost to the halfway point in my pregnancy already (it seems like just yesterday that I got that surprise positive!), but we are, and next Tuesday I’m scheduled for my “big” ultrasound to determine the gender of this baby.

Just kidding…I really do know that that is not the main purpose of the ultrasound, and I’m doing my best to prepare myself in case baby doesn’t cooperate, but we’re anxious for the sneak peek anyway!

My appointment is at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, which is insanely early given our 45-minute drive to town, but we’re planning to wake up at the crack of dawn and head to town together. We’ve done our last two ultrasounds as a family, and since this is likely our last baby, I don’t want the girls to miss the chance to see their newest sibling in utero!

If all goes according to plan, we’re hoping to have the tech keep the gender a secret for just a bit longer and seal the results in an envelope for us so that we can do a big reveal later on, inspired by Hayley’s reveal last year! We’re going to make a full day of it, with breakfast out, a mini photo shoot with Krystal and our first shopping trip for baby, and it should be a special day.

Since the anticipation is enough to make me crazy, I thought it would be fun to hear your gender guesses as well, and two lucky guessers will each win a $25 Amazon.com gift card.

Before you guess, a few things you should know:

We have four girls. {Does that mean girls are the only gender we make?}

This pregnancy has been much different than all of my others. That could mean it’s a boy or just that I’m a lot older this time than I was with my last pregnancy! For example:

  • My morning sickness started out slow and then increased rapidly (scarily so!) before dropping off just as quickly as it began, much earlier than I expected.
  • I’ve had a bitter taste in my mouth off and on for the last couple of months, which is apparently a common pregnancy symptom known as dysgeusia, even though I’ve never experienced it before.
  • Similarly, this is the first pregnancy where I’ve had melasma (also known as the mask of pregnancy) with darkening skin on my cheekbones and upper lip.
  • Rather than having beautifully clear skin as with my other pregnancies, I’m breaking out regularly.

And finally, we didn’t try for a boy, don’t feel like we need a boy and won’t be the least bit disappointed if it’s not a boy!

Let the guessing begin:

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, 6/3. The winners will be selected randomly and notified by email, and this post will be updated with their names as well. Open to U.S. residents 18 years old and above.

I’d also love to know if your pregnancies have been similar or different according to gender!

Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.