Thursday, August 28, 2008


Found an article on gender predictors just now when I was googling for the String test. It's a funny article - all sorts of "sworn by" predictors and old wives tales. But Draino? That's not coming near me! I won't even clean with chemicals so I'm not about to mix my pee with them!

This is what I found out about myself from the article...
Did the string test first, with my wedding band. The cats thought it was a toy and started to play with it as I was holding it over my belly. When I finally got them away, IT DIDN'T MOVE. Not a bit! Once it settled, it really settled and didn't move an inch. Just my luck.

I looked into the Heartrate predictor next, and sure enough, it's over 140 each time. Which means a girl. I thought ALL babies' heartrates were over 140, but I guess not. Boys are under. So "they" say.

Chinese Fertility Chart: According to this, I'm having a girl. But the funny thing is, I checked into it when I found out I was pregnant and I thought it said Boy. I forgot, I guess, that we conceived in May, not April. All this time and it said Girl. My manicurist is Veitnamese and she swears by it. She planned both of her pregnancies around it and they both came true! (She's Vietnamese but follows alot, actually most, of the Chinese traditions. AND superstitions. Her mother is the one who told me not to rub my belly. Well, she told me that "they say..." but to rub it anyway.)

When my girlfriend, Dena, told me she was pregnant I sent the chart to her and it said she'd be having a boy, even though she SWORE she was having a girl. We both thought she would have the girl and I would have the boy. But... she's having a boy afterall, just like the chart says!

Actually, according to all the wives tales we're having a girl. And a little psychic person I know said it was a girl too. But my dreams said Boy.

Until the last one.

We'll find out soon enough I suppose. Possibly in 5 days.... :0

And since we're talking about gender predictors and all that... I thought this was cute. It's the first known picture of Michael Phelps. Borrowed without permission from Running A Hospital.


What methods and tricks did you use to predict pink or blue? And were they on the money?

Leave me a comment, let me know!

9 comments:

moirajerry said...

I did the string test (actually, my cousin Andrea did) when I was 9 weeks pregnant and it was correct. But it wasn't over my belly, it was over my wrist/ hand. Circles meant girl and straight line meant boy, or vice versa?! I guess I am still suffering from pregnancy brain two years later.

Either way you will be ecstatically happy. I always said as long as it wasn't an alien, like Sigourney Weaver had in that movie....

Anonymous said...

I did every quiz in the book (on the Internet) and I was carrying high (girl) but in the front (boy). I craved orange juice all the time (boy) but there was less hair on my legs (girl). I was told I was glowing (girl) but I have a lot of morning sickness (boy). The Chinese predictor said girl and on absolutely EVERYONE, I was able to check it against, it was TRUE for all of them. My true predictor was my dreams... you can't mess with the babe who tells you she's coming.

love to you, babe!
Nicola

Anonymous said...

P.S. where's the latest belly pic? I want to see what's going on with the only woman in the world every to be pregnant :)

Anonymous said...

okay - skip the last comment - i just re-visited the chinese predictor chart and realized that I was so wrong - I was 35 and conceived Nov. 3rd or 4th. It says I had a boy. I didn't.

:O

Anne said...

My mother in law is batting zero in predicting the gender of her grandchildren, I suggest you ask her what you're having and it's sure to be the opposite! It works every time!

Paul Levy said...

I once met an OB who was always right about this matter. He would meet with the mother-to-be and say, "I can always predict the sex of the baby. Yours is going to be a boy (or girl). And just so I can prove this later, I will write "boy" (or "girl") on a piece of paper and stick it in this sealed envelope in my desk drawer until you give birth. Later, I can show you that I was right." Unbeknownst to her, he would write the opposite prediction on the piece of paper!

Months later at the first post-partum visit, if his prediction was correct, the mother would always say, "You were right! That was amazing." If he was wrong, she would say, "You were wrong." He would then pull out the envelope and say, "No, I wasn't" and would show her the correct prediction!

Paul Levy said...

P.S. I have linked your blog to mine. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Never had a baby, so I can't exactly answer your question. Just hope you're doing well, and am glad that your pregnancy is going well. =) (Random comments are fun)

Stephi said...

@moirajerry: I'm sure as soon as this little one starts kicking up a storm in there, it will remind me of 'Aliens'.

@anonymous 1, 2 & 3: you're crazy. I love you. I found What Babies Want and am going to watch it with the D-Man soon. I had better prepare him.... and me...

@Anne: speaking of Mother-In-Laws....

@Paul Levy: a few more paragraphs and it might make a fantastic SNL skit! I hear Michael Phelps is the opening host this season!

@Anonymos: I LOVE random comments! Thanks for leaving one!

 
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