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Thursday, August 26, 2010

So, What's It Gonna Be?

Some of the ladies at work are always asking me when Fred and I are going to have children. Ummm...hello...I just had a tumor removed from my body 4 weeks ago. But, my surgery response never seems to stop them from asking.

So, for some reason, they were talking about child birth and gender yesterday. When asked if I wanted a boy or a girl, I responded, "I don't really care." This sparked an idea among the group. They decided I should have a baby gender prediction test.

The baby gender prediction method of choice was the pencil on a string trick. Heard of it? You stick a straight pin into the eraser of a regular pencil, then tie a string onto the pin. You then dangle the pencil above your inner wrist as your arm lies motionless on a flat surface. Concentrate on the pencil while trying to keep the string still, but the pencil should start moving on it's own! If the pencil moves in a pattern across your wrist side to side, the baby will be a girl. If the pencil moves up and down your wrist, the baby will be a boy. The pencil will stop moving between each kid, then starts up again. When the baby gender prediction is completed, the pencil will stop moving. Sounds a bit crazy, huh? I've heard many variations of this baby gender prediction method (using a spoon or a wedding ring instead of a pencil, dangling above the belly button rather than the wrist, having a friend dangle the pencil rather than yourself, etc.), but it's all in good fun.

And my result...

TWIN BOYS!

Yes, the pin went crazy then moved up and down my arm twice. All of the ladies had a field day just laughing about my future twin sons. They claimed they've never predicted wrong.

Have you ever played a game like this? Was it true?

I am still laughing and secretly wondering if it's really true. :) Today, I am heading in for my post-op check-up. I am hoping everything is good and that I can resume normal activities soon.

20 comments:

Miss Chelsea said...

WELL... somebodies gonna have their hands full!

midwesterngal said...

haha I need to try that!

D and I aren't even married yet and people are asking us when we're going to have kids. Oh boy. haha

Natasha said...

holy moly--that is CRAZY!! i am def going to have to try this game sometime just to see--twins, WOW--you've got your work cut out for you--hehe ;)

Amber said...

I did the one where you hang it over your belly when you are pregnant..if it's a girl it goes in a circle..a boy, it swings back and forth. Mine was actually accurate! Love those old wive's tales!

B said...

My mother-n-law tried that on me a few years ago. it said BOY-GIRL-BOY and I've heard it's accurate too. Crazyness! We shall see :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I so don't believe this stuff, BUT, if you and Fred get twin boys, then I will try all this hokus pokus stuff from now on!! Haha!!

The LaJeunesse Family said...

haha! im sure mine would be quads!!! but i could always just get a tv show. ;)

Meredith said...

I'm with Aly, I don't believe in all this, nonetheless, if you do end up with twin boys, I'll be a believer!!

All you need is love... said...

Haha! Im pretty sure you are supposed to be pregnant for this to work. And the one above the belly... I have heard about it being accurate time and time again!! Kinda creepy!
Do twins run in your family?

Kristin said...

I've heard of this old wives tale but heard you do it over the belly when you're preggers. I'll have to try this. Good luck with those twins! :o)

That one girl said...

The chinese gender chart worked with my first but not with my second. Those things are fun though!

Karah said...

ha- so fun! I can't wait to see if its true for you or not. I would like to have twins but then I would be done with kids. 2 birds with one stone!!

The Holmes said...

The first time I ever heard of this was while watching Real Housewives of NY with Bethenney. But I heard you were only supposed to do it once you were actually pregnant...but who really knows?!

Do twins run in the family?

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

OMG I didn't know you can do that without being preggo! I want to try! :) My girlfriend at work is having twin girls! Hope your checkup goes well!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Never done that! haha

Hope your post-op goes well!

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

Caroline! "Normal activities!" This is a G rated blog! ;o) Hope everything goes well tomorrow.

Leslie said...

That's funny! I've got to try that! I'm thinking about you and hoping your appointment is great!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

I hope your apt went well and can't wait for your twin boys to become reality!!! :)

Jen said...

Oh my that would be so fun!

The Real Housewife of Bowie County said...

How fun is that! I've never heard if it works or not, but I have done the wrinkle in the side of people's hand thing, and it is pretty much always right on. I did it to an older lady friend and showed her it said four children, but 6 pregnancies, and she was shocked because I was right and there was no way I could have known she'd ever had the 2 miscarriages. I learned that one from an old man when I was working at the bank several years ago.