Ok…so I went against my better judgement.
I bought a gender prediction kit. I know I know. Is it likely that these things are accurate????
According to my ultrasound tech today…she says she has proved this test wrong at least once. Hmmmm.
Here’s how it started….
Like I mentioned, I had an ultrasound today. I decided to have the test done to test for chromosome abnormalities. Some people choose not to have this test done, but me…well…I’m anal. So, I must know.
I had it with P and everything was fine. Well, DUH, because he is clearly perfect.
I decided to do it again with this baby. Not that the results would change anything about my pregnancy. I mean….I would never terminate the pregnancy because of it. But, I’m a planner, and I would like to know if something is wrong up front so I can prepare myself.
I don’t have the results yet.
But….while we were doing the ultrasound the tech looked to see if we could tell the gender. She was hesitant to even look because she said it’s hard to tell at 12 weeks, but “just for fun” I thought we should check it out.
What we saw….
….not really conclusive either way. It definitely looked like something was between the legs. It wasn’t flat. But, according to her, this could be either “boy parts” or a “swollen labia”. She said at 12 weeks the girls labia is usually very swollen which can sometimes look like boy parts.
She wouldn’t even give me her best guess. She honestly said she really could not tell and she couldn’t even give me a percentage either way. I respect that. I mean, I would rather her not guess until the ultrasound is clear enough. You know me…I’d be out buying stuff tomorrow if I knew the gender.
J was SURE he saw a penis. He left saying it was “FOR SURE A BOY”. Of course, he wants a boy so he was all about the fact that there was something little sticking up between the legs.
I actually thought it was probably a boy too. Not sure why. But, I just did.
So….what’s a curious girl to do. Go to Walgreens immediately and buy a gender prediciton kit. Yep! Even after my tech said she’s proved it wrong. She also said she has had many patients that it has been right. I guess there’s a 50/50 chance.
The test CLEARLY said….GIRL! If it stays yellow or turns orange it means girl. If it turns dark green it means boy. Well, as you can see, it stayed pretty yellow.
So now I am extremely confused! My bf Jen took this test with her first baby 3 times and each time it said “girl”…and sure enough she had a little girl.
Time will tell. We will have to wait until the 16 week mark to find out the truth about the gender of this baby. For now, I am just happy that I got to see my second little peanut moving around like a happy healthy lil baby today!
But I am curious to know….what’s your guess? And have you ever taken the gender prediciton test?