Pink or Blue?

Finding out the gender of your baby can be one of the most exciting moments during pregnancy. Many moms like myself prefer finding out during pregnancy while a few wait until baby is born. Honestly, I couldn’t see myself waiting that long. I’m an impatient person who likes to be organised and since this is my second child, I wanted to know early so I can see what to keep and what to donate to The Grace Factory. Weeks before we found out, I did the Chinese gender predictor test online because I was so curious to see the results. I’ve heard about the old wives tale gender predictions during my first pregnancy but never bothered to research but this time I did. I’m going to share some of the prediction outcomes.

Chinese Gender Predictor outcome: Boy

Old Wives Tale: Heart Rate
If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. Prediction outcome: Girl

Old Wives Tale: Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones. Prediction outcome: Girl

Old Wives Tale: Morning Sickness
If you have a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you sick or feel really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl. Prediction outcome: Boy

Old Wives Tale: Headaches
If you are have headaches, you might be carrying a boy. Prediction outcome: Girl

Old Wives Tale: Cravings

People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl. Prediction outcome: Uhm, I’m craving non!

At 12 weeks my doctor was 80% sure about the sex but at 17 weeks he confirmed it.

Team pink or blue

For me, it was a surprise! For some reason I expected the opposite of what he told us but I was super excited when I found out the gender.

Now I can prepare for my baby and start looking for names which isn’t exactly going well for me at the moment. Choosing Kitana’s name was so much easier because I fell in love with the name before she was conceived but this time I’m lost and have no favorites.

Ever since I announced my pregnancy, I’ve received tons of gifts from brands I work with. I’m blown away by the support and love. I appreciate each gift and I’m really looking forward to using them and of course reviewing the products on my blog.

One that really stood out was something that NetFlorist sent. It was a gender specific gift and something I never bought during my first pregnancy.


NetFlorist has a range of gifts you can buy for a new baby or something to pamper mom! I love that they expanded their online store and cater something for everyone!


We celebrating my pregnancy with a competition from NetFlorist and the reader who guesses the sex correctly can win a JJ Cole Mode Nappy Bag Black Magnolia Gift Bag worth R1599.95.



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Hi, I’m Shan. I’m a wife, mom to 3 kids and a businesswoman who works from home and gets very little sleep at night. My days are filled with dirty diapers and toddler tantrums, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I am in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Forbes Africa 2019 and just recently launched my start-up – MomSays.

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  1. 2015-05-12 / 10:03

    #TeamPink – one of those mummy intuition moments… and it seems to be the trend (doubles).

  2. Chloe Oosthuizen
    2015-05-12 / 10:09

    Blue #TeamBlue

  3. nasika baijnath
    2015-05-12 / 10:10


    i think you are having a boy, u are looking vibrant and beautiful

    i am 18 weeks pregnant and expecting our second daughter.

    very much excited for u

    all the best

  4. Sandy Solomons
    2015-05-12 / 10:10

    #Team Pink – I believe in the old wive’s tale that when a lady carries her pregnancy out front it is a girl πŸ™‚

  5. Janet
    2015-05-12 / 10:13

    #TeamBlue from the shape of the tummy!!

  6. Halima Shaik
    2015-05-12 / 10:15

    #TeamPink Girl reason being,judging by your symptoms they all point to a princess,second if your tummy is high (Old Wives Tale) its a girl,also with the prince having a girl I would say its the season for princesses,No I didn’t find out the sex of my child when I was pregant.Loved the elemant of suprise.

  7. 2015-05-12 / 10:16

    Pink #teampink you have that pregnancy glow and is radiantly beautiful

  8. tanya
    2015-05-12 / 10:20

    #teamblue blue I love the Chinese test and the shape of your tummy.Im 16 weeks and wil find out the sex of our baby today at 15.30 that is if the baby wil let us see lol

  9. ansie zaw botes
    2015-05-12 / 10:21

    #TeamPink GIRL

  10. Anastasia
    2015-05-12 / 10:33

    #teamboy. You look amazing. Although your symptoms say girl. Just have a feeling. Congrats again

  11. Ntwananl
    2015-05-12 / 10:34

    Pink u look so beautful

  12. Sarah Buerger
    2015-05-12 / 10:36

    #TeamBlue. No Idea why, but I think I am swayed by what you said regarding the Doctor.

  13. Faeza B
    2015-05-12 / 10:37

    #Teamblue. Hehe i dnt believe in old wives tales, with me all my pregnancys was diffrent i had 2 boys then my lg. And realy hoping u having a boy thn ul hav a pigeons pairt πŸ™‚

  14. 2015-05-12 / 10:44


  15. 2015-05-12 / 10:48

    #TeamPink Judging from the shape of your tummy!,Congrats mommy. πŸ™‚

  16. Taryn Botha
    2015-05-12 / 10:50

    I think it’s #teamblue

  17. 2015-05-12 / 10:53

    Team Blue! Because yay for pigeon pairs!

  18. Kamilah Francis
    2015-05-12 / 10:56

    Girl #TeamPink

  19. Shelley
    2015-05-12 / 10:58

    I’m #TeamBlue, based on the doctor’s early diagnosis and confirmation…

  20. Zulpha Cassiem
    2015-05-12 / 11:10

    #TeamPink You are looking beautiful

  21. Sarisha
    2015-05-12 / 11:13

    Looks like Kitana is going to get a sister. Team pink

  22. Mercia Steenberg
    2015-05-12 / 11:14

    Its a boy!!

    We found out its another boy

  23. sameera rawat
    2015-05-12 / 11:15

    Team #pink just my gut feeling and I know you will love a prince And have your legion pair but I feel it’s a little princess for you well what ever God has in store for you as long and they are normal and healthy it’s a blessing #teampink #2ndprincess

  24. Losh Kisten
    2015-05-12 / 11:19

    GIRL #Team Pink # Just a hunch…

  25. peLma
    2015-05-12 / 11:24

    Pink #teamPink

  26. saloshnee singh
    2015-05-12 / 11:25

    #TeamPink , just seems like lots of doubles and i found out the gender because i wanted to be prepared, especially with a small home, dont have the space to keep all of my first babies clothing and stuff if baby was a different gender. But turned out 2 boys for me, lots of fun and trouble πŸ™‚ all the best with your pregnancy. Goodluck

  27. Sid Govender
    2015-05-12 / 11:26

    #teamblue when you said that the Dr said look between te legs and you will see, I just thought it must be a boy! Yes I am pregnant and its a BOY! Due on the 4th of July! Home stretch!

  28. Nicola Lane
    2015-05-12 / 11:39

    I think you are having a girl #teampink.
    You looking beautiful! U carrying all in the front.
    Heart rate is high. I craved sour stuff in the second trimester and I had a girl and my friends the same – all girls :0).

    I definitely think you are having girl!

  29. sandy
    2015-05-12 / 11:40

    I think it’s Blue β™‘β™‘β™‘

  30. Adele
    2015-05-12 / 11:47

    #TeamPink – Just a guess πŸ™‚
    Currently 27 weeks with our first, we not finding out, waiting for the surprise arrival πŸ™‚

  31. Rofhiwa
    2015-05-12 / 12:12

    #Teamblue just had a baby boy on 5/5/15 how I love baby boys

  32. Fiona
    2015-05-12 / 12:26

    Blue because everyone I know who is pregnant is expecting boys:)

  33. Este van Aswegen
    2015-05-12 / 12:56

    Definitely a boy!!!!

  34. Latisha
    2015-05-12 / 13:08

    I’m guessing Girl. I’m pregnant too with my second girl and we had a gender reveal party – something I didn’t do with my first πŸ˜‰ it’s being exciting! I have 10 weeks to go!! Initially I thought I was going to have a boy which led everyone to guess boy but they and I where wrong once the scans came in πŸ˜‰ I’m loving the thought of 2 girls tho!!!! As long as your little baby comes to term healthy and strong … Always a blessing and u always will be a winner … Now make me a winner of this beautiful prize – lol.

  35. Chrisna Smeda
    2015-05-12 / 13:11

    #Teamblue I think it is a boy

  36. Zakiyya Khan
    2015-05-12 / 13:11

    #TeamPink i just feel like youre excited to have a lil girl again you most probably thought it would be a boy this time… my guess =D congrats anyway!

  37. Nicole Gent
    2015-05-12 / 13:38

    Blue #teamblue – something about the shape of your belly reminds me of my pregnancy with my firstborn son, I’m expecting as well and haven’t been able to find out the gender yet but hopefully soon! Congrats and enjoy your second little treasure.

  38. Cyndi
    2015-05-12 / 13:46

    #TeamPink I’m 18w3d with my second. Found out a week ago that this one’s a boy.

  39. Rifqah
    2015-05-12 / 13:49

    #TeamBlue! I say team blue because, I too did the gender prediction tests online and my outcomes were almost identical to yours, with the exception of the cravings (I craved salt for day!) & we welcomed our blue bundle in January! Both my husband & I were shocked as we were both expecting another girl! little boys are really something else!
    Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

  40. Yolanda
    2015-05-12 / 13:52

    PiNk You look absolutely stunning. And your tummy is just too perfect to be a boy. I am also expecting, my 2nd. My 1st is a boy and now expecting a girl…very exited, pink is so cute. Good luck with your pregnancy and no matter what the sex as long as its a healthy little person.

    have fun

  41. Leonie Steenekamp
    2015-05-12 / 13:53

    I am on the blue team. I think your bump looks like a boy. I am entering this competition for my daughter who is 35 weeks pregnant with a boy. She doesn’t have a suitable nappy bag yet and this would be lovely for her.

  42. Bettie Toerien
    2015-05-12 / 14:06

    I am thinking Team Blue for the most obvious reason I think – at 12 weeks the genitalia is not visible enough UNLESS it is a boy (also for obvious reasons lol) – am 19 weeks pregnant and Team Blue for us, due 4 October πŸ™‚

    Good Luck!!

  43. Roxanne Pellew
    2015-05-12 / 14:18

    #Team Pink

  44. engela
    2015-05-12 / 14:28

    Im going with boy

  45. Bongiwe Mavimbela
    2015-05-12 / 14:36

    I’m #TeamPink I think it’s a girl cause you are glowing. Done all the steps and tweeted @XhosaCliqs

  46. Nathalie
    2015-05-12 / 15:04

    Team blue – the way you’re carrying.

  47. 2015-05-12 / 15:05

    #TeamBlue ! I feel like everyone is having boys this year! πŸ˜€ Plus, they are SO MUCH fun!

  48. Rita
    2015-05-12 / 15:20


  49. Nadia Williams
    2015-05-12 / 15:31

    i love this!!!! I’m thinking blue, and I must admit I’m slightly biased by the fact that you were wearing a gorgeous blue dress the last time I saw you, but it’s still my gut feeling! Hehe So excited to hear!

  50. Donnaleigh
    2015-05-12 / 15:34

    Team blue… When I was pregnant with my girl it was a smooth sailing pregnancy.. Now I’m expecting twins boy and girl and I’m getting all the worst symptoms I believe boys don’t make it very easy on you hahaha.

  51. Rasheeda Gaffoor Ismail
    2015-05-12 / 15:44

    You have such a radiant pregnancy glow besides that baby girl bump I see! πŸ™‚ All the best hun with your amazing journey ahead.

  52. Aysha Motala
    2015-05-12 / 16:12

    #TeamPink πŸ™‚ another sweet little princess!

  53. Lauren Palmer
    2015-05-12 / 16:26

    #teamblue because I’m having a boy!

  54. Shantel Govender
    2015-05-12 / 16:37

    #TeamBlue I always advise mum of what baby they are having before they even know , so I hope I am correct this time .

  55. Nicole Thomas
    2015-05-12 / 16:58

    Team Blue. …tummy carrying I front girlies seem to make mummy all round round x

  56. Jeena
    2015-05-12 / 17:57

    Team Blue. Preg instinct

  57. rehana seedat
    2015-05-12 / 18:45

    Team Blue

  58. KIm Burreddu
    2015-05-12 / 19:19

    Team PINK πŸ™‚
    Carrying so neatly and all ‘in the front’ .
    TOO exciting x

  59. Kirsty-Lee
    2015-05-12 / 19:37

    I’m team pink- I think that because you had a girl and most ppl want the opposite sex with there next when when you said it the opposite of what you thought that’s what I come too. Hope I’m right. Would be an awesome gift with my newborn

  60. shakira
    2015-05-12 / 19:39

    Boy #teamblue because having a little boy is amazing… and you already have a daughter so hoping you have a little boy..

  61. Kerryn Haarhoff
    2015-05-12 / 19:47

    #teampink because of the heart-rate.

  62. Leigh Fourie
    2015-05-12 / 19:51

    Team pink . Definitely a girl. Its the year of the girl.I haven’t heard of anyone pregnant with a boy as yet.Plus which baby doesn’t want to share the same year as the royal princess.

  63. 2015-05-12 / 20:26

    #TeamBlue I am hoping i am right πŸ™‚ And you look so beautiful and radiant.

  64. Melane Els
    2015-05-12 / 20:44

    Boy#Teamblue holding thumbs for

    • Melane Els
      2015-05-12 / 20:44

      Holding thumbs for you

  65. stephanie
    2015-05-12 / 21:30

    GIRL not sure why but i just think ur having a girl

  66. Sheereen
    2015-05-12 / 21:38

    Team blue. I think you carrying low. Just a guess.

  67. tanya
    2015-05-12 / 23:37

    Team blue. Just from looking at tummy shape and Chinese predictor right for both my kids lol

  68. Serena
    2015-05-12 / 23:43

    Congratulations!!! I think you’re having a girl. Mwahs

  69. Estee
    2015-05-13 / 06:49

    #teamblue πŸ™‚

    We are having our third little girl soon:) x

  70. 2015-05-13 / 10:05

    #TeamPink Just a feeling. I’m pregnant with my first baby and am not finding out the gender πŸ™‚

  71. Belinda
    2015-05-13 / 14:13

    #TeamPink {Just the way you carry}

  72. Tasneem
    2015-05-13 / 14:43

    Team Pink

  73. Jackie Naidoo
    2015-05-13 / 14:50

    I think its a “BOY” all the best πŸ™‚

  74. varanna
    2015-05-13 / 14:57

    Pink. #teampink. Didnt find out with first and not finding out with second either:)

  75. Eleanore Jansen
    2015-05-13 / 15:14

    #TeamBlue you said you received something that you never bought in your first pregnancy and that it was gender specific so i’m assuming its a little boy. I’m also expecting but it’s a bit to early to be able to tell the gender, another 4 weeks to go for that hopefully it’s a girl :). Enjoy your pregnancy

  76. Ricky Wilson
    2015-05-13 / 15:17

    #Teampink – I am just guessing its a girl! The results all diFfer so I can only make a guess. I am also pregnant, 17 weeks and can’t wait for my next scan to find out the gender. I would really love to have a little girl but having a healthy baby is all that matters.

  77. Elmarie
    2015-05-13 / 15:28

    First of all Congratulations! I think you are having a girl, #teampink yay I don’t know the sex of my baby yet I’m 18weeks 4days but I hope for a girl πŸ™‚

  78. Lauren
    2015-05-13 / 19:12

    My heart says blue. #teamblue! And I’m hoping you’ll have a little boyfriend for my Rosie :). I always knew I was having a little girl and have to say that if we have a second, I get the feeling it will also be a girl. Mommy knows best and all that πŸ˜‰

  79. Chantelle
    2015-05-14 / 00:27

    #TeamBlue,i think it’s a baby boy because of the shape of your belly πŸ™‚

  80. yolande
    2015-05-14 / 08:15

    Hi. Blue!!!! I think blue because of the shape of your tummy. Im 18 weeks with my second one and will be finding out tomorrow!!! My daughter are convinced its a brother and we hope shes correct!!

  81. Mbali Ntuli
    2015-05-14 / 09:12

    #TeamPink……I’m 27 weeks pregnant i’m having a girl!

  82. Erica
    2015-05-14 / 11:42

    #TeamBlue, because then you have one of each!

  83. roxanne
    2015-05-14 / 12:11

    Team blue I say its a boy ur looking stunning and as they say u glow when u carrying a boy. I’m 16 weeks and still we can’t see the sex of the baby. Wish I knew already.

  84. kellie
    2015-05-14 / 12:44

    #teamblue the chinese gender predictor seems to be accurate more often than not. Either way. .. good luck

    • Charleen
      2015-05-18 / 13:37

      I think your having a boy, #teamblue. Why I say this, your baby tummy looks like a boy tummy, and the girl prediction came up alot, so you expected it to be a girl, above you said your gp told you totaly different from what you expected.

      Strongs to you

  85. Carolyn Augustus
    2015-05-14 / 12:49

    Team pink

  86. Nancy louw
    2015-05-14 / 13:01

    Team PiNk,

    I believe in te old wives tale, that a lil princess brings out your beauty, and seeing the way you glow, the way you carry your lil one just seals the deal.


  87. annie
    2015-05-14 / 13:53

    Team pink I had a baby girl 2 weeks ago and my tummy was also shaped like that, hoping I’m right

  88. Khadija Fakir
    2015-05-14 / 17:35

    #team pink … judging from the shape of your tummy .. all the best … great blog

  89. Esda
    2015-05-14 / 18:51

    Blue a little brother for Kitana

  90. ChanΓ© Taylor
    2015-05-14 / 20:48

    Pink, #TeamPink

    I think girl because you said you were surprised, and reading your blog some symptoms were similar to your last pregnancy but alot not so I think you expected a boy.

  91. Chantal Coetzee
    2015-05-14 / 20:53


  92. Sandhaya V Maharaj
    2015-05-14 / 21:11

    I think Team have a lil girl, I’m sure you’d like a pigeon pair.

  93. Cyla
    2015-05-15 / 16:00

    #TeamBlue Boy just reading trough everything and thinking that its always the other side around in this world hehehe congrtas on your pregnancy xxx

  94. Melissa van Vuuren
    2015-05-16 / 11:19

    #teampink ! πŸ™‚ you look alot like I did, all out in front when u was pregnant with my little girl πŸ™‚

  95. Melissa van Vuuren
    2015-05-16 / 11:19

    #teampink ! πŸ™‚ you look alot like I did, all out in front when i was pregnant with my little girl πŸ™‚

  96. rushaan
    2015-05-16 / 14:25

    Team blue

  97. Renate
    2015-05-18 / 07:56

    #TeamPink – a girl, old wives tales – carrying more to the front as opposed to the back.

  98. Desireen
    2015-05-18 / 08:09

    pinkΓ­Β Β½Γ­ΒΈΒ„Γ­Β Β½Γ­Β±ΒΓ­Β Β½Γ­ΒΈΒŠ

  99. Simone Isaacs
    2015-05-18 / 08:30

    A boy

  100. Marlaine
    2015-05-18 / 08:38

    #TeamPink – I would love to win this awesome prize for my daughter Elmien, almost 32 weeks pregnant with a girl!

  101. Crystal Bisnath
    2015-05-18 / 11:20

    #teamblue Congratulations☺

    We’re expecting our 2nd baby, 23 weeks at the moment! A little princess is on her way. Getting ready for our pigeon pair!

  102. Rolande Lamprecht
    2015-05-18 / 11:29

    Boy – #teamblue …..that shape of the tummy looks like mine!

  103. letasia
    2015-05-18 / 11:44


  104. Nirvana
    2015-05-18 / 11:47

    Blue #TeamBlue – mom’s instinct & shape of tummy πŸ™‚

  105. Nicolette
    2015-05-18 / 13:38

    TeamBlue, I’m currently pregnant and have found out its a girl. Chinese predict stated girl. I believe they are pretty accurate (if you do it right)

  106. Kim Goncalves
    2015-05-18 / 19:48

    #TeamPink πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  107. Tooba Tahir
    2015-05-19 / 00:37

    #TeamPink because your tummy shape looks like a girls. I m currently pregnant with my first bundle of joy arriving this August. I have opted for not knowing the surprise so it will be a ‘beeeg’ surprise.

  108. Mphoenhle
    2015-05-19 / 11:39

    #TeamBlue all the way. For the shame of the bump

    I dont know my baby’s sex and just love guessing πŸ™‚ will find out on the day

  109. siddi
    2015-05-19 / 19:37

    #Team pink#Team pink#Team pink. ….lost my first baby looking forward to the second….so whatever The almighty gives you may he give you a happy healthy baby..

  110. Kajal
    2015-05-20 / 20:00

    #TeamBlue congrats

  111. Carolyn Augustus
    2015-05-21 / 07:41


  112. Tanya Jackson
    2015-05-21 / 15:14

    #TeamPink but not 100% sure its for my best friend, we met at church and she is such a sweetie pie and deserves to be spoilt πŸ™‚ they haven’t checked for the sex of the baby they want it to be a surprise but the way she is glowing and looking all so pretty im suspecting a girl πŸ™‚ I would love to win this for and make her feel extra special becos she deserves it with her beautiful smile that is always ready to meet anyone. She is so humble and her warm personality jst oozes wen she walks in the room and with her baby bump shes extra cute πŸ™‚

  113. 2015-05-21 / 15:58

    I say #TeamBlue. With my son I did the Chinese gender preditor it said boy and was right. I got acne with him and my sons heart rate was over 140, craved salty foods with him and lots of apples. I’m 16 weeks pregnant now finding out next week but chinese gender preditor says girl have had a lot of headaches and heart rate is under 140, craving a combination of sweet and salty food. Salty food I love is Currys and spicy food lots of chillis can eat 2 fresh green ones at a time with a meal, with my son I didn’t like spicy food also craving orange, mango juice and pineapple with curry powder, custard, fresh cream doughnuts and crunchie biscuits with chocolate topping.

  114. 2015-05-22 / 11:58

    #TeamBlue Your bump looks a lot like my last bump and it was a boy! #justguessing

  115. Saajidah
    2015-05-22 / 15:37

    Team blue, a little boy πŸ™‚

  116. Melissa Cronje
    2015-05-24 / 19:36

    #Team blue

  117. Melissa Cronje
    2015-05-24 / 19:39

    #Team blue- you are carrying the way I did with Nathan

  118. 2015-05-26 / 13:24


  119. Antonette Harypursat
    2015-06-11 / 11:54


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