June 14, 2013

PCOS to Pregnancy: Can you manipulate what gender your baby will be?

You know that question everyone asks as soon as they find out you're pregnant..."Are you hoping for a girl or boy?" Some people are honest and will tell you the truth. Some people will say "...as long as it's healthy" and some people generally mean it. With our son, both my husband and I were hoping for a boy. Of course we would have been thrilled with a girl, but if we could have picked, we wanted a boy first.

Did you know that there is a bit of science behind which gender your baby will be? You may have heard of the Chinese gender predictor that takes into consideration your age and your due date. It's not scientific. According to this calendar, my son should have been a girl. But according to the book, Taking Charge of your Fertility, there is actual science behind the timing of your intercourse with ovulation and which gender you will conceive. Here's the cliff notes:

The man determines what the sex of the baby will be. The sperm that makes girl babies tend to live longer, up to 3 days, but swim to the egg slower. The sperm that makes boy babies are fast swimmers, but don't live as long. So, if you want to have a girl, you'll want to have intercourse 3 days prior to ovulation and then not again. You don't want to risk those fast boy swimmers getting to the egg if you have intercourse the next day. For a boy, having intercourse closest to the time of ovulation is your best bet! 

We actually tested this theory (sort of) at a gender reveal party for some friends a couple months ago. They conceived on their honeymoon so we were convinced it was a boy! I mean, after all, what else do you do on your honeymoon? :) Lo and behold it was a boy! 

With our next baby, I would be happy with either a boy or a girl. Honestly, I could see us having a house full of boys and I would be totally thrilled with that! As much as I love little girls and I think it would be fun to have one, being the mom to a little boy is awesome! I love his obsession with trucks! I could spend all day watching the trucks go by outside. 

Of course, please remember I am not a doctor or a scientist. This is not medical advice. You can not sue me if you don't conceive the gender you are hoping for! It's just something to think about. 

I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival.   I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad.  I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.

June 12, 2013

Trophy Tuesday: Win Moonbow Menstrual Pads and save 15% when you order this week!

Trophy Tuesday time!  Woot!

This week we're featuring Moonbow Menstrual Pads!  Mama Cloth is an excellent option for your monthly cycle.  It's better for you, contains no chemicals, is reusable and will save you money over the cost of disposable menstrual products.

Topped with a layer of either bamboo velour Fussybutt Moonbow pads feature a hidden layer of organic cotton fleece and are backed with our favorite certified organic merino wool jersey. These pads are machine washable, just toss them in the laundry and go. (Warm wash, low-heat dry recommended for optimal care although high heat will NOT shrink the wool.)

Colors are assorted jewel tones.  Gorgeous!
This week for Trophy Tuesday we're giving you a chance to win TWO Moonbow Menstrual Pads in the size of your choice!
Save 15% off Moonbow Menstrual Pads this week only at Cloth Diaper Outlet!

Giveaway is open to the USA & Canada.  Winners entries will be verified.  Winner has 7 days to claim their prize.

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June 10, 2013

Give cloth diapers a try with a sample pack!

Have you been wanting to cloth diaper, but just don't know which is the best brand for you? A cloth diaper sample pack is perfect for parents trying to figure out what brand and style of diaper they want to stock their stash with! We have the perfect solution in our "Give Cloth a Try" package!

You'll receive one of each of the following:

Knickernappies Custom Fit - sized pocket diaper

bumGenius Freetime - one-size all-in-one diaper

GroVia All-in-two - one-size hybrid diaper that can be used with cloth or disposable inserts. Comes with an stay-dry soaker.

WolbyBug - one size pocket diaper

This package is worth over $83, but you can try all of the above for only $59.99! That's like getting a whole diaper for free! You pick the color scheme you want (boy, girl, or gender neutral).