You enter the room and everyone oohs and ahhs over your belly.
Having people caress your blossoming tummy first, then asking if you don't mind.
Always nicer to have family do that, than strangers.
That's just awkward and kinda creepy.
Especially if they say something equally creepy like, "my, that's a huge outie you have going on."
Anyway, I co-hosted a baby shower for my SIL over the weekend.
Everyone talks to you in that voice 3 octaves higher than normal.
They give you gifts like itty-bitty booties and burp cloths.
Half the women share their episiotomy horror stories, and the other half brag about their stretchmark-less middles.
And the wives' tales come out.
Caffeine will make you child a busy-body.
Eating sushi will give them colic.
And, do you know about the chain thing?
I've seen it as one person holds up a chain (necklace) with a pendant over your stomach, if it turned circles it was a boy. Back-and-forth, a girl.
One of the relatives had her version, holding it over your palm.
She claims that it's pretty reliable, and she tried it with all the moms with kids to prove it, including me.
Dip once next to your palm for child one, then hold it over the palm.
Back-and-forth action. There is DQ.
Dip twice for child 2. Circles. There's My Boy.
Dip 3 times next to the palm then hold it over for the third child.
Back-and-forth. There's K.
I told her to do it a 4th time, see what happens.
It didn't move!!
That means I'm done having kids!
So doing this for the mommy-to-be, who doesn't know what she's having, a boy was predicted.
In six weeks or less we should know.
Any wives' tales you care to share regarding pregnancy!?