Do you believe in old wives tales?
Seriously….I totally believe in the baby gender old wives tales….
…Unless they’re telling me what I don’t want to hear. 🙂
So I believe all the old wives tales that say I’m having a girl.
The Chinese Gender Predictor
This test takes your age and conception month and then you look at their spiffy calendar and see what gender you’re having. (Try it Here) With my stats this one says I’m having a boy. So clearly this is the worst test ever.
This one is much better. It calculates your Chinese lunar age at conception and Chinese lunar month of your birth, and then calculates your baby’s gender from that. This one says I’m having a girl 🙂 (Try it Here) So naturally, I like this one.
The Mayan Gender Predictor
I’d never heard of this one til today! Take the year of conception and the mom’s age at conception. If both are odd, or both are even. It’s a girl! If one is odd the other even, it’s a boy! If this one is true then I’m having a girl because I was 31 at conception and it’s 2013. However….the Mayan’s don’t really have a reliable track record these days, with their faulty calendaring skills and all…
The Wedding Ring Test
So you take your wedding ring (first off, unwed moms can’t do this test? not fair.) and put it on a string and dangle over your belly. If it goes in a circle, you’re having a girl. If it goes back and forth, it’s a boy. If this is true, I’m having a girl…though the circle my ring swung in may or may not have been caused by the circle my wrist was rotating in. 🙂
The Drano Test
OK, take a cup of drano and pee in it. If it’s blue, it’s a boy. If it’s green it’s a girl. ::blank stare::
I didn’t try this one.
The Little Boy Test
I only heard of this one a couple days ago. If little boys like you and want to be around you, then you’re pregnant with a girl. If boys don’t like you or stay away, then you’re carrying a boy. Rohan has been extra huggy, kissy, rubby, snuggly so I think he’s sensing his little sister in there. And if not, I don’t care I just love all the extra loving this little guy is giving me. It’s so precious.
The Cravings Test
Craving sweet? It’s a girl. Craving salty? It’s a boy. So if we follow this then I’m having a boy for sure! All I want is salty, spicey, briney goodness. I want wasabi and capers and vinegary yumminess. And I could eat salty stinky cheese all. day. long. Let’s just not believe in this test, K?
The Carrying Test
I’ve heard this one both ways. Carrying High = Girl, Carrying Low = Boy (and vice versa) So I don’t know what to believe. I’ve also heard that I’m carrying high and that I’m carrying low from a variety of people. What’s a girl to believe?! So my view on this…it’s all completely subjective BS.
The Ugly Test
Girls “steal your beauty.” Boys keep you cute and glowing. In that case Rohan was a girl and this one’s a girl too. Actually I’m lying, Rohan cleared up my skin and made my hair slightly less dry. My skin is currently the texture of concrete and my hair is dryer than it’s ever been so…It’s a girl!
The Emo Test
Girls make you very emotional, and boys dont. Allegedly. If that’s the case then I’m definitely having a girl because I can cry at the drop of a hat, or fly into a blind rage. Just ask my husband. AND, if this is true then Rohan is really a girl, cuz I was just as psycho with him in my belly. (Again, John can testify.) This test, we’ll just not believe in.
Which old wives tales were correct for you? Do you know of any others?