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    Default Baby's Gender and Old Wives Tales etc ...

    Hi everyone!!

    We want to test out some of the gender predicting old wives tales etc.

    My EDD is September 19 and a few other BH members due before me have indicated that they'd like to help out!

    I'll use the results to write up an article (which is why I'll probably only be able to include those who have their babies before me ... probably will be a bit busier once Second Baby arrives!!!)

    Anyway - feel free to play along! This thread can continue forever if you're interested!!

    This is what you have to do!

    1. Do the 10 tests
    2. Write your results as a REPLY to this thread - let us know your EDD
    3. If you can't do all tests at once, come back to edit and update the thread as you do the tests
    4. Let us know whether your baby is a Boy or a Girl once it is born!!

    The 10 tests are:

    1. The Ring Test. Get a ring and thread through a strand of your hair or some string. Lie down and dangle the ring over your belly and wait. Observe whether the ring swings side-to-side (like a pendulum) or around in a cirlce. The ring is supposed to predict all your children so if you already have one child the ring will spin one way, then stop, then spin again to predict the second child and so on ...

    CIRCLE is girl, SIDE-TO-SIDE is boy (remember to take other kids into account).


    2. Chinese Gender Chart. Work out your lunar age and lunar month of conception then use them to find the baby's gender on this chart http://www.chinesegenderchart.info/gender-calculator.php

    3. Mother's intuition. What do you think you're having?

    4. A girl steals your looks. Do you look radiant? Are you blooming or are you blemishing. Apparently a girl steals your looks so if you're looking great it is a boy. If you've looked better then it is a girl.

    5. Are you carrying high or low? A boy is low and a girl is high.

    6. Have you had any cravings? If you've craved sweet it's a girl, sour/savoury it's a boy

    7. How's your Linea Nigra? The linea nigra can appear on your belly during pregnancy. It's a brownish line down the middle of your belly to your pubic area. If you get a línea nigra and it runs from your pubic area and beyond your belly button then it is a boy. If you don't get it, or if it stops at or below your belly button it is a girl.

    8. How fast is baby's heartbeat? You'll need results from one of your scans to do this one. Enter the results here to see what you're having http://www.babybpm.com/

    9. Is the father gaining weight too? If he is putting on sympathy pregnancy weight then it is a boy, if not, it is a girl.

    10. Are you carrying a watermelon or basketball? If you look like you swallowed a watermelon then you're having a girl, if it is a nice round basketball then its a boy!


    Thanks for your help!!




    Last edited by BH-editor; 18-08-2011 at 07:47.

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    EDD: September 19, 2011

    1. The Ring Test. GIRL

    2. Chinese Gender Chart. BOY

    3. Mother's intuition. BOY

    4. A girl steals your looks. GIRL

    5. Are you carrying high or low? GIRL

    6. Have you had any cravings? GIRL

    7. How's your Linea Nigra? GIRL

    8. How fast is baby's heartbeat? GIRL

    9. Is the father gaining weight too? GIRL

    10. Are you carrying a watermelon or basketball? GIRL

    TALLY: BOY (2), GIRL (8)


    AND THE BABY IS ...


    ...


    NOT BORN YET SO ... TBA !!!
    Last edited by BH-editor; 11-08-2011 at 11:44. Reason: asked DP if he is putting on weight ... he says 'no, he isn't'

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    Im new to Bubhub n this is actually my very first post so hi everybody
    Dp and I are expecting our first and as much as we wanted to know the gender we told ourselves if we couldnt find out gender at our morph scan then we will keep it a suprise since we are just happy to have a healthy bubba by the end of it.....so here we are hanging out for sept lol

    Username: Poinciana

    EDD: September 11th 2011

    1. The Ring Test: Side to side: Boy
    2. Chinese Gender Chart: Boy
    3. Mother's Intuition: Myself and everybody who knows thinks Boy!
    4. A girl steals your looks: Girl
    5. Carrying High or Low: Low: Boy
    6. Cravings: Sweeeet stuff: Girl
    7. Linea Nigra: Boy
    8. Baby's Heartbeat: 140bpm: Boy
    9. Father gaining weight: Nope: Girl
    10. Watermelon or Basketball: Basketball: Boy

    TALLY: BOY (7) GIRL(3)

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    EDD: 10th August 2011

    1. The Ring Test Circle (GIRL), stopped, side-to-side (BOY) Apparently this one is supposed to predict ALL of your children, my first was a boy.
    2. Chinese Gender Chart GIRL
    3. Mother's intuition. What do you think you're having? GIRL
    4. A girl steals your looks GIRL
    5. Are you carrying high or low? Low (BOY) - Carried high with my first which was a boy....
    6. Have you had any cravings? Sweet cravings = GIRL, had savoury cravings with my son.
    7. How's your Linea Nigra? I didn't have one with either which is supposed to indicated GIRL (again, my first was a boy)
    8. How fast is baby's heartbeat? BOY
    9. Is the father gaining weight too? GIRL
    10. Are you carrying a watermelon or basketball? GIRL

    *TALLY* ~ BOY 3, GIRL 7
    Last edited by BH-editor; 11-08-2011 at 11:47.

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    EDD: September 11, 2011

    1. The Ring Test. Circle Girl

    2. Chinese Gender Chart. Girl

    3. Mother's intuition. Girl

    4. A girl steals your looks.Boy

    5. Are you carrying high or low? Neither

    6. Have you had any cravings? Savory Boy

    7. How's your Linea Nigra? Girl

    8. How fast is baby's heartbeat?

    6w3d:129 bpm - Girl
    8w3d: 181 bpm - Girl
    12w3d:160bpm - Boy
    17w3d: 142bpm - Boy
    28w6d: 153bpm - Girl

    9. Is the father gaining weight too? No Girl

    10. Are you carrying a watermelon or basketball? Neither

    TALLY Boy (2),Girl (6) Neither (2)


    AND THE BABY IS ...


    ...


    NOT BORN YET SO ... TBA !!!
    Last edited by BubbleGuppy; 18-08-2011 at 08:24. Reason: additional details

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    thanks for your replies so far!! Any more people due soon who'll like to play along?

    Looking for pregnant women who don't already know the sex of their baby and are due before me (Sept 19)

    Thanks!

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    EDD: September 23, 2011

    1. The Ring Test. circle, stopped, then side to side,stopped, then circle (already have a girl and a boy)

    2. Chinese Gender Chart. GIRL

    3. Mother's intuition. BOY

    4. A girl steals your looks. GIRL

    5. Are you carrying high or low? carring in the middle

    6. Have you had any cravings? GIRL

    7. How's your Linea Nigra? GIRL

    8. How fast is baby's heartbeat? BOY

    9. Is the father gaining weight too? GIRL

    10. Are you carrying a watermelon or basketball? GIRL

    TALLY: BOY (2), GIRL (6), unsure (1) TBA (1)

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    Is it ok if I post my results? Does it really matter if I found out at the 20 week scan?

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    Ah well, I will anyway, I don't see that it makes much of a difference to the tests whether I found out at 20 weeks or at birth.

    EDD 1st October
    1. The Ring Test GIRL

    2. Chinese Gender Chart GIRL

    3. Mother's intuition. What do you think you're having? GIRL

    4. A girl steals your looks GIRL

    5. Are you carrying high or low? BOY (I think this one is rubbish, I carry the way I do because of my body shape!)

    6. Have you had any cravings? No cravings

    7. How's your Linea Nigra? BOY

    8. How fast is baby's heartbeat? GIRL

    9. Is the father gaining weight too? BOY

    10. Are you carrying a watermelon or basketball?
    Watermelon = GIRL


    Found out gender already at 20 week scan: IT'S A GIRL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LG View Post
    Ah well, I will anyway, I don't see that it makes much of a difference to the tests whether I found out at 20 weeks or at birth.
    Excellent! Thanks LG.

    I was just about to reply to say 'go ahead' the more the merrier but it had logged me off and by the time I logged back in you had anyway!!

    So it was right for you 6 from 10 then!


 
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