I think I may have mentioned this in an earlier blog, so I may be repeating myself to some of you, but one of my cousins is having a baby too. She found out right around the same time as I did and she was due the day before me until they bumped up my due date to November 12th.
My cousin has 2 daughters already so this time I was naturally hoping she'd have a boy. She wanted another girl. She had her ultrasound today, but before she went in for her ultrasound she did one of those old wives tales gender prediction things. She tied her wedding ring to a string and held it over her wrist, but I heard you can do it over your belly too, if the ring swings in a circular motion it's a girl and if it swings back and forth it's a boy. Her's predicted a boy. Her ultrasound today said otherwise. So it's girl number 3 for her and she's so happy.
This got me thinking of some of the other old wives tales you hear about during pregnancy. If the baby's heart rate is fast it's a girl and if it's under 130 beats per minute it's a boy. If you carry high it's a girl if you carry low it's a boy. If you crave sweets it's a girl and if you crave spicy or salty it's a boy. If you have a lot of morning sickness it's a girl. The wildest one I heard was the draino test. Put two tablespoons of draino into a jar and then pee in the jar. A chemical reaction will take place so you may want to stand back. If after things settle down your urine turns brown it's a boy if it stays the same it's a girl.
I didn't do the ring test or the draino test, but I can tell you most of the others don't match up with my pregnancy. Our baby's heart beat is over 130 beats per minute so that one is right. I don't think I'm carrying high. I craved italian sausage not sweets. I wasn't sick much at all so according to the old wives tales I should be having a hyperactive little boy. Unless there's a big surprise waiting for us on delivery day we are having a girl.
I did find that the chinese birth chart was correct. You need to know the mother's age when she will give birth and the month of conception. Match up the age and month on the chart to discover the sex of your baby. They claim it's 99% accurate, but also state it's for entertainment purposes only.
It's fun to try to predict the baby's sex, but the best way is through the ultrasound and even that isn't 100% accurate.
Did you use any of these old wives tales to try to predict your baby's gender? Was it correct?