I dont want this to sound rude or anything but bare with me!
As far as i've read (hubby & i were trying for a boy due to 5 nieces) most of the wives tales really dont work, although some people say they use them & it happens to be the case a lot of people say they tried the same method & it didn't work.
As for when you're already pregnant & wanting to know the sex those tales are funny too - there's the pigment line from the belly button down for a girl & from your bust to the belly button & then from there down for a boy - mine starts at my bust & it's a girl so that one doesnt work, there's the one about the way the baby sits but apparently that differs anyway depending on your body type. Oh the best one i read was there's morning sickness if it's a girl & none if it's a boy - like i said, i'm having a girl & got NO morning sickness - my mum had me without any & my brother without any so that one doesnt work much either.
BUT my radiologist said to me, she's sorry if we didn't get what we were after but blame your hubby - his genes are what infact decide the sex of your baby so i guess that means no matter what you do, if your hubby has boy genes then that's unfortunately that's what you'll more than likely have.
My ex boyfriend is the 2nd of 4 boys & surprise surprise, he has 3 boys of his own & both of his younger brothers have a son each as well. So i guess i'm one of those people who didn't worry about the tales & figured i'd get what i was given & i'd love him/her no matter what anyway!
Good luck with having a girl & if you wanna try the tales then i wish you well with them but i really dont think they're accurate anyway.
Kel, SA, Mum to Lillian Rose - 06/06/06