I absolutely KNEW that Darah was a girl from the time I was about 10 weeks pregnant. I had a dream, I saw her, and I just knew from then on out. In fact, I was so certain that when my 20 week ultrasound was just a week or so away, I started to feel extremely nervous. I felt that way because I realized that I had given almost no thought to the idea of having a little boy. I was COMPLETELY unprepared to hear, “It’s a boy!” and I knew that if I did, I would be sad, even if only for a few minutes. I was so mad at myself for allowing that to happen, because the last thing I ever wanted to feel was disappointed.
As you know, I did, indeed, have a little girl in there, so I never had to own up to my lack of preparation for it being a boy. This time around, I really want it to be different. Once again, I think that I’ve got a little girl. My mother is completely certain that it is a boy. I haven’t had that wonderful dream like I did last time. But still, I find myself lingering over thoughts of a girl, and not so much over thoughts of a boy. I know what road this leads to, and I don’t want to repeat my mistake.
So, with the help of science and a product called the Intelligender Gender Prediction Test Kit, I got a sneak peek at whether or not this is a boy or girl bun in my oven! Intelligender is a very cool over-the-counter product you can pick up in most drug stores or online (many people report that it is actually cheaper online!). You can use this product as early at 10 weeks to get a reading on the gender of your baby.
I took the test at 11 weeks pregnant, and followed the instructions very carefully (an important step!). Basically you take a urine specimen and insert a certain amount into a jar with some sort of chemicals in it, swirl it around for 5 seconds, and then let it sit for exactly 5 minutes. If the specimen has an orange tint, you’ve got a girl. If it has a smoky blue-green tent, it’s a boy.
Wanna see the results of my test???
BOY!!!!! My exact words when I saw it were, “WHAT????!!!!???” And yeah, I’ll be completely honest, I was a smidgen bummed out. But I grew more excited as the day wore on. I am SO happy that I took this test at 11 weeks. It is such a gift to have the next 9 weeks to take the idea that I’m having a boy very seriously, so that if the ultrasound tech confirms what Intelligender is predicting, I not only will not be shocked, but I’ll also be so excited and ready, which is exactly what I want to feel. And if it is a girl, after all, it will be super easy for me to switch gears and get back into baby girl mode.
You may be wondering exactly how accurate this test is. Independent studies show a 90% success rate when the Gender Prediction Test directions are followed. I know many people who have used this test and gotten the right results. And, I also know a few who were told one thing and later found out another. Intelligender is meant to be a fun experience; DON’T paint the nursery based on your results!
I’ll say it again; I’m so glad I took this test. Even if my hunch is right and baby #2 is a girl, I’m doing some serious thinking about having a boy now so that I’ll be ready!
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