(Originally posted on 12/17/10)
Kudos to all of you out there who have the patience and self-control to wait until the baby is born to find out the baby's sex...
Unfortunately, Matthew and I are not patient and are dying to find out what we're having. Not that it would matter... we would love to have either and eventually hope to have at least one of each in the future. However, it would be really awesome to know if it's a boy or a girl so we can stop referring to baby as "it" and use an actual pronoun... AND so we can start buying lots of cute blue or pink clothing and painting/designing the nursery! Plus, we're having the toughest time figuring out names for this baby, and not knowing the gender makes it doubly hard since we can't seem to agree on a name for either one!
Enter, the Intelligender - Gender Prediction test:
For $29.99, you can get this over the counter test that claims to be 80% accurate in predicting your baby's gender once you're at least 10 weeks pregnant. Basically, you mix your morning urine with these chemicals that comes with the kit and wait 5 minutes. If the mixture turns a dark green, you're having a boy. If the mixture turns orange, then you're having a girl. If you go to the official website, the test was featured on a bunch of shows and seems pretty legit.
I was a little skeptical, too, but I didn't think it would hurt to do the test anyway. I promised myself that I wouldn't get emotionally invested in the results should they prove to be wrong later on... and I wouldn't start buying gender specific baby items until we get the official word from our doctor at 20 weeks.
I bought the test on Christmas Eve and did it on Christmas morning...
Wanna see the results?!?
Looks pretty green to me and totally matches the Boy label versus the Girl label!
So, according to Intelligender, we are having a BOY!!!!!
Man, I wish I knew whether this test was really accurate! I am THIS tempted to buy another test to have one of my preggo friends who knows their baby's sex test it out for themselves...
But for now, I think I'll just bask in the thought of having a mini-Matthew in my arms in a few short months :)