Vegan and GF Corn Chowder

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Good afternoon!


While driving back from Florida, I took some time to browse recipes and write out some ideas of my own.  So hopefully, you’ll be seeing some tasty creations on the blog this week!  This vegan corn chowder is not an original recipe, although I did make a simple modification to make it gluten-free, too.


Here’s the original recipe (Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder).  So delicious.  Packed with celery, carrots, onions, and – of course – lots and lots of sweet corn.


The recipe calls for flour to thicken up the broth.  While I was at the store buying ingredients last night, I must’ve simply skimmed over that part of the ingredients list, because I was momentarily stumped when I got to that point in the recipe.  No flour or flour alternatives in the house.  What to do?!


I threw 1/3 cup GF oats in food processor and gave it a whirl.


I added the oatmeal to the soup a tad earlier than the recipe suggested, and it worked perfectly!  Creamy and dreamy, just like how corn chowder should be.


Baby Question


I have a baby question for the moms and moms-to-be out there.  Although I’ve had vivid, intense dreams throughout pregnancy (word is the intense surge of hormones is to blame), I haven’t actually dreamt about BabyHTP at all.  And then last night, I had a crazily realistic dream featuring the little one… and I knew the sex (a reminder – we’re not finding out the sex in advance).


Side note:  I never knew this before (I slept through high school biology), but sex is determined at the moment of conception, depending on whether the sperm carries the X or Y chromosome. So you can’t ‘will’ the baby to be a specific sex!  Also, boy sperm swim faster but die out sooner, and girl sperm swim slower but hang out longer.  So if you have sex after you’ve already ovulated, and the egg is waiting for the sperm, you might have a slightly higher chance of a boy, but if you have sex a day or two before you ovulate, and the sperm have to wait for the egg, you might have a slightly higher chance of a girl!


Anyway – onto my question.  If you’re a momma, did your dreams correctly predict the gender of the baby?



  • Kelli December 19, 2011, 1:24 pm

    I dreamt both pregnancies and both were the wrong sex!

  • Sarah AJ December 19, 2011, 1:24 pm

    Nope, I had some dreams that were right, some that were wrong.

    Great idea to use oatmeal as a thickener!

  • Keri @ Keri {&} Brian December 19, 2011, 1:28 pm

    I totally knew both times that I was having girls! I can’t explain it, but I just knew!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 19, 2011, 1:28 pm

    Having recently gone wheat free after discovering that it kind of caused hot flashes (sexy, right?), I’ve found that chickpea flour – just ground up, cheap dried chickpeas – can replace flour. If you are using flour for thickening, like in this soup, a bit of corn starch will do.

    Inexpensive alternatives.

  • Erin @ WholesomeRD December 19, 2011, 1:31 pm

    I’ve dreamt that I am having both a boy and a girl so maybe my brain is confused! 🙂 We are finding out on Wednesday what the sex is!

    • CaitlinHTP December 21, 2011, 11:13 am

      Boy or girl???

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 19, 2011, 1:32 pm

    Wow, clearly I slept through biology too because I had no idea who the “faster swimmers” were!!

  • Lyta December 19, 2011, 1:33 pm

    I don’t remember dreaming about it, but I did just *know* what the gender was…. to the point where I almost argued with the ultrasound technician (we chose to find out) when she mentioned that it was starting to look like the opposite gender.

    But in the end, my gut feeling was correct. 🙂

  • Jenny O. December 19, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Totally inaccurate dreams about the baby. I also had insanely vivid dreams almost nightly that my husband was leaving me and those didn’t come true either. 🙂 (I kind of knew those were far fetched, though, lol!)

  • Lisa December 19, 2011, 1:41 pm

    I read somewhere that moms-to-be that dream of their baby without knowing the sex dream it right 80% of the time! So maybe you got it!!

  • Corrie @ Blurb Column December 19, 2011, 1:42 pm

    I have friend who was 100% and without question sure she was having a girl. Never had an ultrasound to find out gender, because SHE KNEW. Except…she didn’t have a girl.

    • CaitlinHTP December 19, 2011, 1:53 pm

      hahah this comment literally made me LOL

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb December 19, 2011, 1:42 pm

    i’m not a mama, but it will be interesting to see how your dreams compare to reality!

  • Shana December 19, 2011, 1:44 pm

    I somehow knew I was having a girl my first pregnancy and a boy my second pregnancy. Dreams didn’t correctly predict either gender during both of my pregnancies. 🙂

  • Lindsay December 19, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Your side note is really interesting- according to the Chinese Gender Calendar (which I just looked at for fun) I’m supposed to have a boy however based on my FMC app (keeps track of when i’m ovulating, when we have sex and when i get my period) on my iphone it’s more likely that we will be having a girl. OH the mystery!

    • CaitlinHTP December 19, 2011, 1:57 pm

      my chinese chart says boy!

      • Marlen December 19, 2011, 5:05 pm

        My chinese chart said I was having a girl……had a boy lol.

  • Lindsay December 19, 2011, 1:46 pm

    Also now I want to go home and make corn chowder sans onions and garlic (my major aversions right now)

    • Tricia December 19, 2011, 2:00 pm

      lindsay you really can’t taste either all that much. Because their are so many flavors that go into it, everything just blends pretty nicely. No strong runners. But if you to choose to leave them out add some extra carrot and celery so its no just super creamy with a bit of corn.

      • CaitlinHTP December 19, 2011, 2:02 pm

        Maybe add chili powder or curry!

  • Nicole M. December 19, 2011, 1:50 pm

    I had really weird dreams when I was pregnant too. For example, I birthed a cat in one. Yeah… 😮 So anyways, in all my dreams that “revealed” gender, the baby was a girl and I “just knew” she was. Turns out, I was right!

    • amy December 19, 2011, 2:42 pm

      lol! my friend dreamed that she had a litter of puppies when she was pregnant.

  • Aimee December 19, 2011, 1:51 pm

    I had very few dreams where the sex of the baby was clear and it was different in each dream. However, my husband is from Mozambique. We lived there when we were dating and first married. My in-laws took us to 3 different “witch doctors” to take part in pre-wedding traditions. All 3 predicted we would have a boy. We did! I’m not sure how much faith I put into those predictions but I will say I felt very strongly throughout the pregnancy that I was having a boy. We did not find out the sex of our son until he was born. It was a very exciting moment!

    • CaitlinHTP December 19, 2011, 1:57 pm

      That is awesome. What else did the witch doctors say?

      • Aimee December 19, 2011, 2:21 pm

        They were all fascinating experiences. The ceremonies were part cleansing of our spirits, our home on 2 occasions and part psychic reading. One knew things about my family here that there was absolutely no way anyone in Mozambique would have known. I’m not even sure my husband really knew beforehand so that was strange. They saw us living here in the states though that could have been inferred by the situation. They all predicted we would have a boy and a girl and in that order. This one is perplexing because we are not planning on having any more children. I guess you never know!

  • Laura December 19, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Random baby gender anecdote…

    My husband was a jet mechanic in the Marines, and all of the children born to guys in his squadron were girls. The only boy was concieved before the dad started working on jets. No proof, but they guys joke that the radar on the jet kills the boy swimmers.

    So I guess we’ll have girls someday?

    • Morgan December 19, 2011, 2:11 pm

      My husband is a pilot in the Air Force and we always joke about the same thing. The guys in the squadron definitely seem to have more girls.

      • Justine December 19, 2011, 3:01 pm

        Men in higher risk occupations tend to have girls because of the “hardier” sperm from what I’ve read online…same thing with deep sea divers

    • Kate December 19, 2011, 3:21 pm

      I work with radar and was having a discussion while I was pregnant with one of my customers who uses the radars–all of the men he worked with had girls exclusively!

    • Charise December 21, 2011, 9:31 am

      Man, I find these occurrences fascinating! I will have to ask my ex-Navy husband if he worked around radar.

  • Tricia December 19, 2011, 1:55 pm

    this is so funny! This is the recipe I use to make corn chowder!!! It is a well loved recipe in my home!!! I made it the first time and the next day my mom asked if I would make it again. Oh the irony!

  • Tammy Root December 19, 2011, 2:01 pm

    Another little tidbit, Kristien is the one who determines whether you have a boy or girl (he has one X and one Y you have two X’s). 🙂 My hubby determined it will be a girl for us!! So excited!

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life December 19, 2011, 2:04 pm

    This corn chowder looks amazing, I am def. tagging this post for later reference!

  • Morgan December 19, 2011, 2:07 pm

    I actually always had dreams that our daughter was a boy before she was born. I never once had a dream featuring a girl, but that is what we ended up having!

  • Ali December 19, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Well, I dreamt that I gave birth to a cat, so no, dreams aren’t accurate 😉

  • Amanda December 19, 2011, 2:12 pm

    I wonder if that is why boys tend to be faster runners too 😉

  • Army Amy* December 19, 2011, 2:19 pm

    I love corn chowder!*

  • Meghan December 19, 2011, 2:24 pm

    Fun story about baby dreams. I got pregnant at the end of April. A couple months into the pregnancy, my mother in law dreamt the baby was a girl. And her dreams tend to come true Then my husband dreamt the baby was a girl. The my sister in law dreamt the baby was a girl.

    At this point I was pissed because I hadn’t had a dream about the baby, just about eating lots of doughnuts. Early in the second tri I had a dream. I was laying in bed at night and I was breast feeding my baby. And I knew she was a girl. Up until this point I was convinced baby was a boy. Sure enough at my 20 week ultrasound, baby is a girl.

    When I called my mom to tell her the news, she told me that the week before, she dreamt the baby was a girl too. Five for five dreams said girl. No one ever had a dream about a baby boy.

  • Jessica December 19, 2011, 2:26 pm

    I am currently the mother of an 8 month old boy and during my first trimester (well before the week 20 sonogram) I had a vivid dream about my baby. In the dream my baby was a boy. My mom figured the dream was right but I couldn’t quite grasp that idea and needed the sonogram to be convinced.

    It is fun to read about your discussion encouraging pregnancy posts. Good luck the rest of the way out!

  • gina (fitnessista) December 19, 2011, 2:30 pm

    YES! i kept dreaming that the baby was a girl, even though at the time they told us it was a boy (since we went in for a way early ultrasound). turns out the dreams (and my acupuncturist) were right

  • Kara December 19, 2011, 2:31 pm

    Did you really think you could “will” the gender of a baby? Wouldn’t all those dead Chinese girls be pissed to learn that was a possibility?

    Google “angle of the dangle” That will probably rock your world.

  • Jessica December 19, 2011, 2:32 pm

    Never dreamt about my baby, but did have sex a couple days before ovulation and ended up with a girl! (even though we were sure it was a boy and this: said it was a boy too)

  • krista December 19, 2011, 2:37 pm

    I had some pretty wild dreams, but never involved the gender of the baby. I don’t think I had any with the baby in them, actually!

  • Jessie @ Graze With Me December 19, 2011, 2:37 pm

    My dreams were never gender specific but the Chinese chart was right. And we had sex 2 days before ovulation and I had a girl! TCOYF talks about “trying” for a specific sex, we’ll be trying that for the next one.

  • MaryAnn December 19, 2011, 2:39 pm

    I dreamt about having a girl when I was pregnant, both before and after we found out that it was, in fact, a girl! But I was hoping for girl, so it may have just been wishful thinking! 🙂 I also had CRAZY intense and vivid (and often pretty inappropriate!) dreams. Some were quite disturbing! Side note about the “male/female sperm” thing – I think the timing thing was totally true for me. We were trying and tracking, and the sperm was definitely waiting for the egg. And voila – Girl! 🙂

  • Laura December 19, 2011, 2:41 pm

    I’m 26 weeks pregnant and having a girl. The first time I dreamt of our baby it was a girl, and the second time, a boy. I had a feeling it was a girl and after the sex was confirmed, I had another dream of her, and she was the pre-teen girl from that Jonah Hill movie “The Sitter” with the long dark hair and fierce attitude who says “I let my haters be my motivators!” I have a feeling we have a feisty one on our hands 🙂

  • Erin December 19, 2011, 2:41 pm

    I did dream about the baby’s sex several times before we found out what we were having. Each time, it was a boy and the dreams were very realistic. It turns out, though, we are having a girl, so I was wrong!!

  • Michelle from The Cooking Life December 19, 2011, 2:43 pm

    Funny you ask this b/c while I have had dreams, they’re mainly weird and random. Nothing specific. However, the night before I took my pregnancy test, I dreamt that I took the test, saw the positive line and then the whole test area turned one solid color, like a block of blue! In the dream, I was annoyed b/c I didn’t know what it meant. Woke up in the morning, took the test and it was positive. As far as the gender goes, when my family found out I was pregnant, my mom and aunts thought I was going to have a girl. Most of my friends thought so too. About a month before getting the sex sonogram done, I started getting a wee little feeling that it was going to be a boy. Two nights before my scheduled sonogram, I had a dream that I went to the clinic, got the sonogram done and very clearly saw that it was a boy. Lo and behold, on my actual appointment day, I explained to the sonographer my dream. She then proceeded to say my dream came true!

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:21 pm

      That is an awesome dream.

  • Heather December 19, 2011, 2:56 pm

    Yes and no. I knew the minute I found out I was pregnant I was having twins. Then we heard the heartbeats and I know one was a boy and one was a girl.

    Later on, I kept having the dream that I was having twin boys and the doctor slipped and knicked off his … well you get it… so we ended up with one of each.

    It was always something wacky like that. Needless to say, I got one of each.

  • Colleen December 19, 2011, 2:59 pm

    For my first, I dreamt I was having a boy and before that dream I kinda ‘knew’ that it was a boy. At the ultrasound, he was proud of everything he had and wasn’t afraid to show it. With my second I thought for sure it was a girl, but I had no dreams. Our second was a boy. With our last one, I dreamt it was a girl and just ‘knew’ it was a girl and she was.

  • Brandy December 19, 2011, 3:02 pm

    The one dream I had before we found out the sex was that my baby was a puppy and I was nursing him. Super weird.

    After we found out we were having a son, I had several dreams about him that were so vivid. When he was born, he looked exactly like he did in my dreams, tons of light brown hair, deep blue eyes with chubby cheeks.

  • Ginna December 19, 2011, 3:02 pm

    I am currently 22 weeks along and was convinced I was having a boy, so was practically every girl friend of mine. My husband was then team girl. I didn’t have any dreams but my mom had a dream that it was a girl! And we are expecting a little girl :).

  • Angie December 19, 2011, 3:03 pm

    I have 3 boys and a girl and we never found out about the gender pre-birth. With my daughter I KNEW that she was going to be girl the entire time…in my dreams she was always a girl and it just felt to me like she was going to be a girl. So much so that when I went into labor almost 4 weeks early we did not have a boy name picked out and my hubby asked if we even needed to bother. With all 3 sons I had no real feelings either way; sometimes they’d be boys and sometimes girls in my dreams. Maybe I was just more in tune with the female because I’m one…

  • Amanda December 19, 2011, 3:03 pm

    I don’t remember having specific dreams about the babys’ sex when I was pregnant, but both times I just “felt” like it was a girl, and I was right. But….that could have something to do with me being sick for 9 months with both of them, and they say the hormones are worse when it’s a girl. Who knows! There’s a lot of “they say”!!

    • Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 19, 2011, 3:38 pm

      Isn’t that funny. I am pregnant with a girl – and have not been sick at all!

  • Jamima @ Sweat Style December 19, 2011, 3:05 pm

    One dream was right and one was wrong! So much fun to envision what your little one is going to look like though. Enjoy this time!

  • Mama Forliano December 19, 2011, 3:10 pm

    Nope! I thought for five straight months that baby boy was a girl. And my dreams were all over the place the entire pregnancy. One night I dreamt that the baby came out as a two-year old with a full set of teeth. Then the night before our 20-week ultrasound when they do the anatomy screen and can check the sex, Mike told me HE had a dream that it was a boy.

  • Kate December 19, 2011, 3:13 pm

    Before I knew the sex of my daughter I had dreams of the baby being a boy, and dreams of her being a girl. After I found out that she was a girl, I kept having dreams that’s she was a boy!

  • Rebecca December 19, 2011, 3:17 pm

    I remember hearing in Psych in high school that women tend to dream in red or of blood because of the childbirth thing. A little creepy/weird, but I guess it makes sense.

    One of the ladies I worked with at the drugstore is supposed to have her baby this month. When we found out she was pregnant, one of our coworkers was certain the baby would be a girl, and they found out the gender in August–my friend was right.

    Well, you know, Bella was sure that she was going to have a boy and ended up with a girl… 😛 (I’m not the biggest Twilight fan, but I thought it was interesting.)

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:20 pm

      Bella don’t know shit! 🙂

  • Katheryn December 19, 2011, 3:19 pm

    I’m pregnant with #3 now. I’ve definitely had some crazy pregnancy dreams. The sex of the baby was always something different. Definitely no rhyme or reason.

  • Jamie @ FoodinRealLife December 19, 2011, 3:24 pm

    I had dreams of both genders eventually- so I guess they were 50/50 🙂

    Of all of the Old Wives Tales that predicted gender the ones that were right for me were the Chinese Gender predictor thing and the heartbeat being faster. My girl has never been lower than 158. Oh and I’m carrying wider and flatter and not sticking out like a basketball which is supposedly an indicator that it’s a girl.

    And sorry Caitlin but I have to LOL that you thought you could will the sex of the baby. At least you know it’s not in your hands!

  • Jamie December 19, 2011, 3:25 pm

    Yes!! I figure your body knows what’s in there so on some level you know too. (But then again I have an eerie ability to predict fetus gender even for others…)

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) December 19, 2011, 3:31 pm

    Nope, its never been accurate for me. ~BUT~ The Chinese gender calculators have been 100% accurate. Even with my adopted children. I mean, like SERIOUSLY, how strange is that! I have 6 children it has been 100% accurate with all my children including my 4 adopted blessings!

  • Amy December 19, 2011, 3:35 pm

    This stuff is so fun to talk about. I’m 13 weeks pregnant and at the beginning I was convinced it was a girl. Mostly due to the fact that I was pretty sure I ovulated about 2 days after we did the deed 🙂 However, around week 8-9ish, I started having strong boy feelings. I had an ultrasound during week 12… Which showed boy stuff :). We will double check it at 20 weeks…..but it goes to show the boy sperm can still beat out the girl ones regardless of the timing. It’s all really just luck of the draw. And, I don’t think the Chinese calendars have been right for either of my other kids. Still fun to try to guess though.
    Caitlyn….do you have a preference boy or girl?

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:19 pm

      Congrats on being 13 weeks pregnant!

      I have gender preferences for the first but eventually i want both, so it doesnt REALLY matter!

  • Jodie December 19, 2011, 3:35 pm

    Yes!! I swear I don’t believe dreams are signs or anything, but I have had one really vivid dream in each of my pregnancies – first baby was a girl, this one was a boy – and they were right! Crazy, but true in my case.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 19, 2011, 3:37 pm

    LOVING that corn chowder!

    I havent had any specific ‘baby’ dreams this pregnancy – or any more vivid dreams than usual!

  • Ann December 19, 2011, 3:43 pm

    I’m due on Saturday (!!!) and we haven’t found out the sex, but I have dreams both ways. And some weeks I feel girl and some weeks I feel boy. I’ve talked to women who said they had a distinct feeling and absolutely knew, but that’s isn’t the case with me. It will be one or the other for sure!!

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:19 pm

      Good luck with everything, Ann!!!

  • kristin December 19, 2011, 3:59 pm

    I had dreams that my baby was a boy, a girl and most recently twins (better not come true! Haha) but we are having a girl. I’m definately carrying “like a girl”, my belly isn’t sticking out like a basketball and I wasn’t really “showing” until at least 22 weeks. My mom on the other hand had a vivid dream it was a girl the night before the ultrasound. Now I’ve been habing breastfeeding anxiety dreams that I’m unable/forget to or aren’t allowed to breastfeed! Must be the anxiety bc I really hope I can!

  • Carol December 19, 2011, 4:01 pm

    I actually had a dream about having a girl before I knew I was pregnant. I did end up having a girl. It’s so weird how your mind processes information.

  • ashley December 19, 2011, 4:02 pm

    I think you’re having a girl! Your pregnancy has been too smooth…

  • Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs December 19, 2011, 4:09 pm

    Awe how fun! Baby dreams. I’m not pregnant but I hd a CRAZY vivid dream that we had a baby boy, like I looked into his eyes and knew who he was. Crazy.

    Cornstarch is a great alternative for thickening things when eating gluten free. Gravys, soups, sauces, it all works! The key is to dissolve it in COLD liquid first, then add it to the sauce.

  • Jessica December 19, 2011, 4:22 pm

    I am currently 21 weeks preggo and have had several dreams about the baby’s gender prior to finding out…in all dreams the baby was a girl (which I had thought the baby was at the time) and turned out I am having a BOY! So I don’t really think it means much….also, none of the things they say about “this means girl, this means boy” has been true for me or my friends. We have all been different and most of us are having or had boys.

  • Sheryl December 19, 2011, 4:31 pm

    I dreamt of a little boy, who looked and was dressed just like my husband… and ended up having a little girl who looks just like me!!!

  • StoriesAndSweetPotatoes December 19, 2011, 4:41 pm

    Hmm never had corn chowder, not totally sure if it sounds good to me.
    I think it’s exciting to not know the baby’s sex. It will be interesting to see if you KEEP having dreams about it!

  • Nine December 19, 2011, 4:43 pm

    It worked for me – I was absolutely convinced I was having a boy. Although we didn’t want to find out the sex in advance, we were both so sure it was going to be a boy that we didn’t really even think of girl names. I should have listened to my subconscious – every night I had vivid dreams of a little girl. (Well – it was always female, but quite often it was a kitten, not a baby!) So it took a week to come up with a name for our little girl when she arrived!

    • Cat @Breakfast to Bed December 19, 2011, 5:05 pm

      I love it when babies are “Baby G” or whathaveyou. So funny in the nursery, so cute.

  • Courtney December 19, 2011, 4:44 pm

    The only dreams I really remember of my little ones were after I found out they were boys, so of course in the dream they were boys. I also had dreams of me cheating on my husband and vice versa. I did not like those dreams at all and was so glad when those crazy hormones leveled out and stopped giving me those horrible dreams. Lol! But now I did LOVE the dreams about the baby though. 🙂

  • Sarah December 19, 2011, 4:46 pm

    I had several crazy baby dreams when I was pregnant, all of which indicated that the baby would be a boy. Imagine my surprise when the ultrasound indicated a healthy baby girl! My dreams were totally wrong!

  • meghan December 19, 2011, 5:03 pm

    I only dreamt that I was having a girl (a red-head named Madison?). We didnt’ find out the sex but 10 months ago, out popped a dark haired boy( who is now blond). We named him Chase!

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed December 19, 2011, 5:04 pm

    no. somehow I just knew. With both of them, I just knew.

  • Meghan December 19, 2011, 5:07 pm

    Hello! I had only 2 memorable dreams of my now 6 month old, with each time being a girl. I have a boy. However, I heard that you dream the opposite of what you are having. My husband also dreamt that we were having a girl. Enjoy your pregnancy while it lasts. While having baby O has been wonderful for me, I also loved taking the time to care for myself in preparation for the little.

  • Sarah December 19, 2011, 5:10 pm

    Before I found out I was pregnant with my first (about 3 or 4 days before my period was due) I dreamed I was at my childhood home with hubby. We were walking up the driveway and then a wee baby boy crawled up to us…we watched as he grew in front of ours eyes, walking, talking, laughing, running…. then he stopped and turned to us. He was an adult – and the most amazing looking man I’d ever seen. I walked up to him and said “We’ve been waiting for you” And he replied “I’m nearly there”.
    Two days later a positive pregnancy test.
    Goes without saying that my baby was a boy.
    The most vivid, compelling, amazing dream of my life. When I woke up I just KNEW I was pregnant with a baby boy.
    I recently took him (now 3 1/2) to my childhood home, to the driveway, and have a photo of him and his brother there.

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:16 pm

      That is an awesome story!

  • erica December 19, 2011, 5:11 pm

    My husband and I were CONVINCED my baby was a girl (dreams, gender chart, feeling) so when the u/s tech said, “It’s a boy!” we were like, “Uh…are you sure?!” which sort of sucked, even though I honestly wanted a healthy baby, I was expecting a girl. BUT I am so happy my little bean is a boy. He loves his mama.

  • Rachel December 19, 2011, 5:19 pm

    I had very vivid dreams of my first son being a boy. I had lots of dreams about my second son too but in all my dreams of him I never identified him with either gender. He was just a baby!

  • Carlee December 19, 2011, 5:31 pm

    Everyone else has had a dream that our baby will be a girl (my “aunt” even had a dream about her, before we even knew “she” was in there). I haven’t had any dreams about the gender yet. We are going to find out though, so I’ll let you know in 11 or so weeks…

  • Ellie December 19, 2011, 5:43 pm

    I didn’t want to find out the gender of my baby but I always knew she was a girl. To the point where I would have been shocked if she was a boy. I knew from early on and was right. I didn’t have dreams about her so much as I had a strong feeling.

  • crystal December 19, 2011, 5:47 pm

    I had some crazy dream that my second was a frog. My dreams were so messed up.

  • Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeouw December 19, 2011, 5:54 pm

    Corn chowder sounds great, especially when it’s cold outside!

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) December 19, 2011, 5:58 pm

    A lot of my friends had crazy pregnancy dreams but I haven’t had any at all so far for these first 20 weeks! I kind of wish I would, ha!

  • Jamila6452 December 19, 2011, 6:13 pm

    The chowder looks yummy!

    To answer your question – YES. My husband had a dream about a baby boy before we even knew I was pregnant (but I was), and I had a VIVID dream sometime in the first trimester about the baby being a boy. We didn’t find out the sex, but we both referred to the baby as “him” the whole time based on those dreams. And we were right!

  • sandy December 19, 2011, 6:19 pm

    No dreams about baby’s sex. But I didnt need to have the dream because I KNEW based on the second thing you mentioned (boys are fast and stupid, girls are slow and smart.) So, based on my ovulation/conception, I knew it would be girls. And it was (both times.) I have 4 siblings-we have 12 kids between us and guess what. Based on ovulation/conception sex was predicted accuratley, every time. In fact, we had six girls in a row in our family, so they started trying for boys based on ovulation only, and boom. We got three boys in a row!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats December 19, 2011, 6:42 pm

    The awful thing is women were always blamed for not producing male heirs, but it was really up to the man!

  • Corrie Anne December 19, 2011, 6:48 pm

    You’re so patient waiting to find out the sex!! Are you hoping for one or the other? I know you’re happy with either, but just curious!! I can’t wait to hear your baby names!

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:12 pm

      I have hopes for one but I do eventually want both so we would be happy either way!

  • Denise December 19, 2011, 7:21 pm

    I don’t remember if I had a dream, but I do know from the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I was having a boy and what his name would be. It was the wierdest feeling ever. I even had ultrasounds that said he was a girl and I knew they were wrong! Sometimes, ya just know.

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston December 19, 2011, 7:27 pm

    Husband and I both had correct baby sex dreams — we never had girl dreams and then found out he’s a little boy!

  • Emily S December 19, 2011, 7:58 pm

    The sex determined at seven weeks, if the sry gene is present (the y chromosome) it will be a boy, and if the sry gene is noy present it will be a girl. In biology they explain it as “a girl unless told otherwise.”

  • Liz December 19, 2011, 7:59 pm

    I am due on Dec. 31 (Holy crap OMG so soon!) and I just knew the second the test turned positive that it was a boy. Both my family and my SO’s family were like, it’s a girl, but I had this huge gut feeling it was boy. I couldn’t be convinced otherwise! We found out the gender and yes, mother’s intuition was correct. I’m having my sweet baby boy really soon!

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:09 pm

      Good luck with everything!!! 🙂

  • Erica December 19, 2011, 8:14 pm

    I had extremely vivid dreams (and daydreams) during the first part of my pregnancy where we definitely had a baby girl. I referred to my daughter, she had a name, outfits, etc. I was convinced I was having a girl (just had a feeling) and was willing to place bets on it. however, at our very first ultrasound (12 weeks, pre-gender reveal) and we saw the baby move, I said “Oh look at him go!” Turns out that we are in fact having a boy. So I was dead wrong!

  • Susan December 19, 2011, 8:17 pm

    So funny you asked this question. I am not a mom nor am I pregnant, but I was reading a copy of Fit Pregnancy in the waiting room at the eye dr. today…you know, just in case!! But, in it was an article about pregnancy mysteries. And it said that if you dream about the sex of the baby, you’re likely to be right. It also said that women who dream during pregnancy had shorter labors…hope both of these come true for you!

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:08 pm

      Nice! I hope both are right too 🙂

  • Dana @ the Big Fat Skinny December 19, 2011, 8:28 pm

    This is so interesting! I don’t remember if I had any gender specific dreams about G while she was in my belly! I know I haven’t had any this time around as of yet. We’re not finding out either, so I wonder! I certainly haven’t had any shortage of crazy dreams though!!

  • Lissa December 19, 2011, 8:56 pm

    I don’t have any kids, but I’m the oldest of 6. My mom dreamt the sex of each of us…and was right every time. crazy right?!

  • Irina Soares December 19, 2011, 8:57 pm

    never had a single dream related to baby’s sex or other premonitions… had a girl (we decided we wanted to know what we are having). I think that dreams are not going to predict the sex accurately 🙂 and do not put much stock in them. it is pure chance. enjoy your pregnancy!

  • Melissa December 19, 2011, 9:25 pm

    I had a strong sense that my son was a boy at 10 weeks pregnant. Then, I had a dream that he would have dark brown hair and blue eyes, which I thought unlikely (the blue eyes) since my husband and his whole family have dark brown eyes. Well . . . Turns out I had a brown haired, blue eyed boy! You never know how strong your intuition can be!

  • Helen December 19, 2011, 9:33 pm

    “Side note: I never knew this before (I slept through high school biology), but sex is determined at the moment of conception, depending on whether the sperm carries the X or Y chromosome. So you can’t ‘will’ the baby to be a specific sex!”

    I seriously can’t tell if you’re kidding or not!

    • Angie December 19, 2011, 10:24 pm

      I thought the same thing. That can’t be a real comment.. right? Isn’t this basic knowledge?

      • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:08 pm

        I didn’t say that I thought you could will the sex – but a lot of people believe you can!

  • Christie December 19, 2011, 10:02 pm

    I didn’t have dreams about Riley until the second half of my pregnancy. I did, however, have very wild and vivid dreams every night. My husband was quite entertained on a daily basis by my morning stories.

    CAN’T wait to hear if your dream was right!!!

  • Jennifer December 19, 2011, 11:09 pm

    So exciting..reading every day..thanks much for sharing with us 🙂 the dreams scammed thought my first was going to be a boy..dream after dream..but the ovulation thing..right on..both times..both girls 🙂

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch December 20, 2011, 12:27 am

    Yes! We didn’t find out the gender of our baby, and I just KNEW she was a girl. Knew so much that about a week before I delivered, I realized I *might* be wrong and I had to talk myself back into being somewhat gender neutral… because I knew that if I gave birth to a boy, my reaction would be “Who are you?!?!?” When our child was born, the doctor smiled and held her up for us to see, and I cried out “It’s a girl!” I knew it was her all along. So special.

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:07 pm

      🙂 Aw this is so sweet.

  • Sarah December 20, 2011, 2:02 am

    I totally knew that I was having a boy from my very first ultrasound. No idea why. I just KNEW. When we found out for sure at 20 weeks I wasn’t the least bit surprised. My little guy is 6 months old now. Motherhood is challenging but amazing! Congrats to you!

  • Liz o December 20, 2011, 7:18 am

    I had no real intuition about the gender of our baby while pregnant and had very vivid dreams both ways! In the end, we had a little girl (7 wks ago!)

  • Andrea December 20, 2011, 8:22 am

    Yesssss! I knew somehow I was having a boy very early in the pregnancy…from dreams to the string test to a strong feeling I had-everything screamed boy. Sure enough…Boy! This has happened with many of my friends too and it’s funny because the one’s who are wrong are the one’s who were really wanting one sex and having another…like you said I think half trying to will it one direction and the other half trying to convince themselves of the ‘feeling’ they were having!:)

  • Laura December 20, 2011, 10:01 am

    My sister in-law was convinced that her baby was a boy and had a dream as well, but she was wrong! A little girl was meant to be.

  • Emily December 20, 2011, 10:03 am

    I had no real dreams or intuition about whether our daughter was a boy or girl. (She is now 7.) But I knew our son was a boy. And he was! (He is 4.)

    My parents have 7 grandchildren and my dad has accurately guessed the gender of every single one of them. No joke! My sister is pregnant with her third (due in June, 20 week ultrasound in February), so we’ll have to see if his perfect record stands.

    • Caitlin December 20, 2011, 6:06 pm

      Wow – that is an awesome record 🙂 Can he come guess mine?

  • DeAnnaB December 20, 2011, 10:30 am

    Yes. I never dreamed about a girl, ever. Only a boy. And that is what I have — a boy.

  • ErikaMC December 20, 2011, 3:36 pm

    I had three gender dreams – 2 boy dreams and 1 girl dream… we had a boy! I also had a dream that we had a hairy baby… he had lots of hair 🙂

  • Julie December 20, 2011, 8:38 pm

    When I first found out I was pregnant with my son I had a strong boy feeling. Then after a few weeks I had a pretty vivid dream of me chasing around a toddler girl calling her the girl name we had agreed upon should our child be a girl. Then at my 20 week ultrasound we found out the news, a boy! I was in disbelief and shock! I should have trusted my first gut instinct, but my vivid dreams got the best of me and made me change my thinking about if it was a boy or a girl! Basically your dream has a 50/50 chance of being right! lol

  • Clotilde M/Craftybegonia December 20, 2011, 9:47 pm

    Looks very tasty, and of course, healthy for you!

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