I follow a blog, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and I found this past Tuesday’s post very interesting and timely to my life as well! The blogger, Emily, compared her current pregnancy to a few old wives’ tales regarding pregnancy to see how they stacked up with her experience being pregnant. Wikiepdia says old wives’ tales are an epithet used to indicate that a supposed truth is actually a superstition or something untrue, to be ridiculed.
I wanted to play along!
1) Old Wives’ Tale #1: Take off your wedding ring, tie it to a piece of string, and hang it over your belly. If it swings back and forth it’s a girl. If it swings in a circular motion, it’s a boy.
The first time I tried this with Tommy holding the string nothing happened – my wedding ring didn’t move at all. The second time I did it holding the string my ring turned in more of a circular motion. Result: It’s a boy?
2) Old Wives’ Tale #2: A linea nigra is a dark line that may appear during pregnancy that extends the length of your belly. The old wives’ tale states that if your line runs from your pubic area to your belly button it’s a girl. If it goes past the belly button and towards the top of your stomach, then it’s a boy.
I don’t appear to have this said dark line. Result: Undecided.
3) Old Wives’ Tale #3: A healthier head of hair means that you are carrying a boy. If you’re thinning, you’re having a girl.