thread: Old Wives Tales

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    ryanjames34 Guest

    Old Wives Tales

    Hi Everyone,

    My MIL told me recently that if you smash Glasses that means that you are having a boy. I don't actually agree with it, because I already have two boys and never broke glasses previously.

    Does anyone else no of any other wives tales, and whether if they are just a myth? I just thought that this might be a interesting topic.


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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains

    hehe.. I haven't heard of that. Do you mean like dropping drinking glasses? (lol at me if that's totally the wrong end of the stick 8-[ )

    I smashed a plate the other day! heh

    I've heard of things such as if you have heartburn thru the pg, the baby will be hairy.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    There are loads and loads out there.

    How about having morning sickness? Apparently if you get it quite bad, you are having a girl and if you don't, you have a boy - worked the opposite for me!

    Also if you crave sweet stuff, you are having a gilr, if you crave savoury, then you have a boy.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005
    Bunbury, WA

    Yeah.. the theory behind the morning sickness one is about hormone levels.. like extra progesterone (sp?) with a girl makes you sicker... or something.. lol Im so vague tonight! I believe there is some really old threads somewhere on this too, if youre really interested.. try looking back.. or searching.. or something... lol


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    clare076 Guest

    Well coincidence maybe, but I dropped 2 glasses and 2 mugs tonight and neither one broke. I have also had severe morning sickness since about 6DPO, and we are having a girl.

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    Resident Samsquanch

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean

    Both of my boys had thick black hair and everyone said I must have had indegestion, but I only had it once with Mason and never with Angus.

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    Custardtart Guest

    I heard the one that if you have a lot of heartburn the baby will be born with a full head of hair.. I have to say, I don't believe that stuff, but two out of two so far - I had BAD heartburn and both kids had lots of hair.


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    Lee-Ann Guest

    Well I've had barely any m/s with this pregnancy and when I did have m/s it was just some mild nausea and I'm having a girl. My girlfriend is having a boy and she still gets m/s, she's 30 weeks pg.

    I never had indigestion with my first daughter and she was born with thick luxurious hair (it was that thick the ventouse wouldn't suck to her scalp). With my 2nd daughter I had really bad indigestion and yes she had hair but no where near as much as my 1st and no where near as thick. Anyway I can't see how hair on a babies head can contribute to indigestion LOL.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005

    Also if you crave sweet stuff, you are having a gilr, if you crave savoury, then you have a boy.
    What if you crave both? I am loving lollies/chocolate and chips/crackers at the moment . . . . .