Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gender Prediction: Baking Soda + Urine

Be aware that there are pictures of urine, my urine, in this post... You've been warned.

I have (hopefully) 7 weeks until our anatomy ultrasound when we'll find out the gender of our baby! I have 7 Old Wives tales picked out that will supposedly tell me the gender and will do one each week to share with all of you. Unfortunately, some of them involve, well, urine. So, enjoy!

The first Old Wives Tale doesn't really have an official name- just the "Baking Soda Test". I covered the bottom of a cup with baking soda (there was no exact amount, which I feel like would have made this a bit more scientific) and then poured some urine in the cup. If the mixture fizzed, the result is boy. If the mixture had no reaction, the result is girl.

Step One:

Step Two:

Step Three:

This was the point where Matt came in and freaked out that I put pee in a cup. I assured him it was fine &maybe he just shouldn't drink out of the juice glasses any more. Annnd maybe this cup will take a few extra rides in the dishwasher...

Anyway, there was definitely fizz, so the result to this Old Wives Tale is BOY.

BOY          GIRL
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  1. That was so funny. I literally LOL'd at work while ready that. I am interested to see the other results. Just make sure they are funny too. No pressure, but you have no one to blame but yourself. You have set a precedent.

  2. Ok, I don't usually follow blogs but I will follow this one for the next 7 weeks! Loved it!!!! By the way we will love this new baby no matter which sex!

  3. friendly reminderMarch 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Might i suggest drinking more water. The color of your urine suggests that you're moderately dehydrated. 8-8oz glasses of water (especially for a pregnant woman) is likely not enough to maintain proper hydration. A good rule of thumb it half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.

    1. Thanks for the reminder. I was really good about drinking water when I was pregnant with Bennett and working, but it's been harder to remember at home for some reason!

  4. hahaha! Funny thing was that I thought the SAME thing about your dark urine. :) Apparently the other person that commented is a medical person too? Drink more water, Shannon!

    1. Yeah, yeah, yeah...
      It may have something to do with the 12+ popice I consumed just before bed. ;)

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