Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pregnancy Wives' Tales

How many of y'all have explored pregnancy wives tales in trying to guess the gender of your baby?

On Wednesday nights I meet with a group of moms while our kids attend AWANA. We usually exercise and then have some sort of discussion, usually based upon a book we're reading together. Well, since tonight was our first night meeting, we didn't have much planned. We went for a walk and then talked about Sarah Palin and the whole idea of a woman vice president. While I love reading comments on my blog, I'm sure the opinions on this subject are quite varied, so we won't go there.

Towards the end of our time together, we somehow got on the subject of whether I'm having a girl or a boy. I keep saying it's a boy. Those of you who have multiple children of the same gender probably understand this thought if you had similar pregnancies. It's just easier to assume you're having what you already have and you'll be very happy with another (fill in the blank).

One of the gals who is a chiropractor's wife (and we are patients of her husband) said that the ring test is full-proof, not because of any weird superstition, but because of the electromagnetic fields we all have. Next thing I knew, I was lying on the floor of the nursery, with her holding HER wedding ring (I'm swollen, so I don't wear mine right now) hanging from a necklace over my very large belly. After about 30 seconds, the ring started swinging from side to side. Unfortunately, she couldn't remember what the results stood for, so I looked online when I got home and the results are: IT'S A GIRL!

I have to admit, I do get excited, even from something as silly as this! What do you think? What are your experiences with pregnancy wives tales?

1 comment:

joolee said...

My mom and I did something similar only with a needle. Unfortunately, I don't remember if it was accurate. In case it's right, you should know I stopped at a fabulous garage sale on my way home from MI and picked up a bunch of adorable lil girls clothes...too small for Gwen, just waiting for the right lil gender to pop out. Not that a boy is the wrong gender....never mind.