With some amount of fanfare, Kate Hudson has announced the sex of her baby. (I consider it fanfare if you announce it on TV during an interview. You?)
However, it wasn’t through an ultrasound or amniocentesis that she learned if her second child would be adorned in pink or blue. No, she found out via a pendulum reading. That’s when a pendant is suspended over the belly and the sex is determined according to how the object moves. If it swings in a circle, it’s a girl. If it goes back and forth, it’s a boy.
Of course, either way, there’s a 50 percent chance that she’s right (or more or less than 50, depending on what statistics you read about the probability of having a boy vs. girl).
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I went to countless sex predictor websites. I took quizzes, looked at the Chinese lunar calendar and studied myself in the mirror to see if I was more (boy) or less (girl) attractive, and all signs pointed definitively to 100 percent boy. Of course my healthy baby boy turned out to be a healthy baby girl (now a toddler, actually).
I did the same things with this pregnancy, but this time I was convinced it was a boy. Like, really. The quizzes and calendars also pointed to XY chromosomes in my growing belly. I had dreams, my favorite nurse had dreams and my sister told me that “the intuition of intelligent women is rarely wrong.” Well, either I’m dumb or that statement was, because I’m 100 percent having another girl.
Time will tell if Kate Hudson is, too. But according to her, it’s a girl.
Of course she’s had girl on the brain for a few months, as earlier in the winter she announced it felt like a girl. Could that have helped which way the direction of the pendulum swayed?
Do you take any stock in any of the sex predictor tests?
Source: Perez Hilton
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