I hope my child looks back on today, and remembers a Mum who had time to play
There will be years for cleaning and cooking, but children grow up when we are not looking
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, cause babies grow fast, much to our sorrow
So settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm cuddling my baby, and babies don't keep
(Song for a Fifth Child)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Science vs. The Old Wives Tale

All my awesome science-inclined friends and co-workers are probably spitting out their coffee at this one.  But come on, no one loves an old wives' tale (OWT) like a woman trying to get pregnant, who is pregnant, or who's trying to induce labor.  When it comes to OWT, if the trick worked for 1 woman, it's reason enough for another 3.4 million desperate women to try it too.

Since were were "team green" with Lady Bug,  people were dying to know how my pregnancies compared.  So let's see put science and OWTs on the court and let them duke it out.  Everyone swears that "different" pregnancies=different sex.  Ultimately this post is more for me and my terrible memory, so that if there's a third bug (Daddy Bug just choked on his tea), we can compare the data!  And for the record, this is the most "scientific" I can be. If we were going to truly be "scientific" then the ultra sound tech would probably get an opinion.  So really, it's not very scientific at all but here are the stats...

So "science" wins on this one!!!  Oh and as for any OWT that says it'll induce labor...yeah, I tried them all, several times.  I still don't know what it means to "go into labor" and I have two kids.


  1. Cute post!! So funny because I had a gut feeling Brianna was a girl, a gut feeling Kristopher was a boy and no gut feeling at all about Katelyn (I think I was just so focussed on her being healthy). I was sick as a dog with Brianna until 15 weeks, much much easier time with Kristopher (hence why I thought it was a boy) and my easiest pregnancy in terms of nausea was Katelyn. So.......who knows?? So fun to try to guess it though. We were told pretty early on with katelyn (around 13 weeks) that she was most likely a girl so I think it didn't leave much guessing for us.

    1. it's so true what they say, every one is different. We were told Kai was probably a boy at 13w too, so I had little to guess about too. We'll see if I have a gut feeling about #3 (we'll see if the hubby reads this too, lol)

  2. I was right on the money with both babies as far as my gut instinct went. And June Bug accurately predicted that Lady Bug was a girl. So that's 2 for male intuition. :)