Skip to main content

That "Shettles" it...

My cousin had a little girl this week after having 2 boys. Another cousin of mine has a baby girl after 3 boys. So there is a chance of us having that daughter my hubby has his heart set on (although I'm still pondering a middle name to go with the boys name I like).

I get that it's down to him to determine the sex of our planned baby. I pinched this from FertilityFriend.com
It is the sperm that fertilizes the egg that will determine the sex of your baby. Some sperm carry the X-chromosome and some sperm carry the Y-chromosome. If an X-chromosome-carrying sperm fertilizes the egg, the baby will be a girl. If a Y-chromosome-carrying sperm fertilizes the egg, the baby will be a boy.
But I hear that there are things I can do to assist in getting the 'right' sperm to the egg... Like trying the Shettles Method.

What Wiki says:
Timing of Intercourse: In order to have a boy insemination should occur as close as possible to the moment of ovulation so that the faster, Y-sperm arrive first and achieve conception, according to the theory. When seeking a girl insemination the couple should seek to have sex 2½ to 3 days before ovulation.
Sexual Position: Shallow penetration coupled with the sperm deposited close to the entrance favors female conception because the area is more acidic, which inhibits the weaker Y sperm, according to the theory. To allow the Y sperm to reach the egg first (which supposedly moves at a faster rate), deeper penetration should be sought, to deposit the sperm at the least acidic area near the uterus opening.
Orgasms: Female Orgasm favors male sperm because they make the vaginal environment more alkaline.
Hmmmm..... So after seeing this hubby's gone and got all big headed. 3 boys from 3 pregnancies. He must be huge and talented! But the gist of it is I need to keep a close eye on my cycle (temping, checking cm), let him go on top... and not enjoy myself as much??? Don't rate that last one very highly :(

 We are still waiting to try, but those lovely people at FertilityFriend.com highlight the days that are most likely to be fertile so (in theory) I can avoid the Boy Days and pounce on hubby on the Girl Days! That said.... we were using charting to avoid pregnancy when I caught with Baby3 so I'm not pretending it's a sure thing!
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My 1000th Post!!!!

I've been very quiet over the weekend. I was hoping that I might be able to make a special announcement as my 1000th post, but as anyone who follows my 2nd blog knows, that wasn't meant to be. So I have been at a bit of a loss at what to talk about.....
So I thought I'd let YOU do the talking! Welcome to the Favourite Post Of All Time Party! Share your favourite posts, your most popular posts, your best posts!
They can be ANYTHING from ANY TIME just so long as you LOVE THEM!

Want to be a featured blogger on the  10th Anniversary Party  on 16th September? a Rafflecopter giveaway
This raffle is posted at the bottom of my blog until 0:00 (gmt) 9th Sept so you can keep on entering after this party ends
Lets Party! By participating, linkers agree to be added to the Hop's email newsletter list, but don't worry, I wont spam you! I'll just email you invitations to the hop and announce Featured Bloggers. You can opt out at any time!

😍

via Instagram https://ift.tt/2KNCI0w

Tom's 1st Jujitsu Grading

It's that time of year again! Jack and Tom have been preparing for their grading since September. Jack is used to the whole process now, but for Tom it was the first time. This time we were taking Jack's friend Rory with us - he goes to a different school but does jujitsu with the same club.

Tom was trying for his first belt which is white. Rory was going for orange, and Jack was going for blue.

As usual parents can't stay to watch, so after dropping the three of them off I went for a wander to get some steps in for my own fitness (and a coffee and mince pie) with Freddie. In the freezing cold and bitter wind of Morecambe in December! Lucky old Hubby and Georgie stayed at home in the warm! Freddie didn't rate it at all - if he wasn't still 100% a boobie baby I wouldn't have dragged him out in it and left him home in the warm too.

When I got back to the school and queued up to get in and watch the belts be awarded I wound up chatting with another mum. We got on…