Kryfar, I loved your idea of intergrating this baby into your name somehow so we have done something similar, it has helped and I am growing quite close to him now.
I hate the old wives tales too, I am craving sweets, my tummy is a true watermelon, I sleep on my right side can't sleep on my left, my hair growth is so slow, normally so fast, last two pregnancies awful skin, this time it's clear. Last times I craved meat and veges this time sweets and yoghurt.
It's hard but it gets a lot easier. I think I would be in a huge state of shock if he came out a girl (I know my pics are all boy) but I've really adjusted to the idea. He even has a nickname now.