Most of you know how BADLY I want to find out the sex of our sweet baby. This is mostly due to the fact that I can't really start looking at bedding and cute nursery designs until I know this (don't worry- I have some ideas saved up for EITHER!)... But I also want to give this baby a name and start figuring out it's little personality- plus, I'm ready to stop calling it IT. :)
I checked the Chinese Gender Prediction Calendar. There are 4 completely different ones that I have found... You can see one here if you have no clue what I'm talking about, and here is another one. Well, go figure that two came back as GIRL and two came back as BOY! I mean, are you kidding me?!?! How inconclusive is that?! It actually makes me laugh a LOT!
So then, I've been having some major BOY feelings... Every time I picture the baby in my arms or as a child or even as a grown up, it's been a boy... UNTIL... I had a dream the other night. In my dream, I delivered a beautiful little GIRL! Now I'm having girl feelings and picturing a little girl! Ack! You might not think this means a lot because it was a dream, EXCEPT for the fact that I am 4 for 4 on baby prediction dreams. I had a dream that Courtney was having a boy before she knew, and we now have sweet Jack! My sister Jennifer was pregnant and in my dream she was having a girl (yes, she ended up with Jill!). I had a dream that Christina was having a boy before she knew and now we call him Davis! Then, my girlfriend Michelle was pregnant and in my dream she had a girl- and yes, Riley is a beautiful little girl! So, as you can see, my dreams are pretty SPOT ON. Alas, my "feelings" are totally inconclusive... Story of this pregnancy apparently! :)
So listening to my ramblings, my mom bought an IntelliGender Kit from Target. You are supposed to, ahem, pee in a cup, then mix it with some crystals and swirl it around for ten seconds. After 10 minutes you check it and if the liquid and crystals turned GREEN it's a boy and YELLOW it's a girl! I thought this was a fun idea, but I assured my mom that no matter what I was NOT painting my nursery with the results of this kit! So she came over Monday night to do the test... AHHHH- you have to take your FIRST urine of the day (it says this very big and bold in the directions). So, Tuesday morning, Mom comes on over at 7 before I leave for work. Anthony, Mom, and I are all waiting for the results. We all walk in and out of the bathroom a couple of times until I cut it off and say no one is allowed to look until 10 minutes exactly!
We all crowd into the bathroom and what do we find?!?!!? DRUMROLL PLEASE......
INCONCLUSIVE!!!!!!!!! The bottom of the liquid is GREEN and I SWEAR TO YOU the top of the liquid is YELLOW! WHAT?!?!?!?!?!!?
This is what we did with the test after those FABULOUS results....
The kit is in our trash with the dog poop and dead plants from the winter if you can't tell!
It was actually funny and now I'm convinced that when we go to our "Find Out the Sex" appointment, our baby's legs will be crossed or something ridiculous!
I am thinking that this is God's way of telling me to RELAX and just enjoy the stage I am at with this baby. There are still so many exciting things going on with IT, and I need to enjoy them for what they are! I know this pregnancy will be over before I know it, and I will be out of the comfortable pregnancy stage where I can still run and see my toes! So I'm taking a deep breath and enjoying each minute (maybe a TEENY bit still curious) while I can.