It will be another 6 weeks or so before the doctor can accurately predict the gender of my new baby, and I’m not even sure yet I want to know. This is my last chance to be surprised since we found out little man was a boy at the 20 week sonogram. Of course I’m having fun trying to figure out my baby’s gender myself with various old wives tales such as the String Test and the Chinese Gender Prediction Chart, which predicted I’m having a girl.
The String Test is an old wives tale where you tie your wedding ring on a 12 inch string, lay down, and dangle the string over your belly. If it swings around in circles, it’s a boy. If it swings side to side, you are having a girl.
So tried it out. I used dental floss for my string since that was all I had (we don’t tie up a lot of things around here, but we are conscious about maintaining healthy teeth). I attached my gold wedding band to the mint floss, lay down, and let it go. According to my results, based on watching my gold band swing back and forth repeatedly, no matter how many times I retried (just to be sure), I’m expecting a girl. I guess we’ll find out if the Chinese Gender Chart and the String Test are right (and if those old wives knew their stuff) or if they were just making things up as they went along :)
Have you tried the String Test, and was it right for you?