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old wives tale Jeannine79 Due August 6 (boy); 2 kids; New Jersey 887 posts
6th Nov '09

Ok so I'm just wondering how many of you are familiar with the ring tied to a string over the belly button story. There are so many variations. Anyone use it and have it be right? I've always heard if it's back and forth its a boy, around in a circle its a girl. Let me know what you've heard or any other interesting old wives tales!

♥K 2 kids; Assawoman, Virginia 4426 posts
6th Nov '09

my friends mom did it to me and it was right!

chinese chicken. 3 kids; Arkansas 10981 posts
6th Nov '09

we did that. it went around in a circle with my first, and i ended up having a boy. Lol. I don't believe in that crap. I go with my gut. & my gut said boy and says a boy this time too. (ultrasound confirmed its another boy too)

LonghornBabe 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Fort Worth, Texas 802 posts
6th Nov '09

I've heard basically the same thing, but with dangling a pencil attached to a thread over the inside of your wrist.
It told me I'm having a boy...which I am. But I mean, you have a 50/50 shot either way...

Taryn's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Green Bay, Wisconsin 1770 posts
6th Nov '09

a friend did it to my boyfriend's wrist (she had heard that it's over the wrist and it works on the mom or dad, i was at work) and it circled meaning i'd have a girl, and it was right!

xoxsharxox05 1 child; Orlando, Florida 126 posts
6th Nov '09
Quoting Jeannine79:
Julian's Wife 2 kids; 4567 posts
6th Nov '09

I don't actually believe the wives tale things, but they have been oddly accurate with me haha. I did the ring thing and the chinese calendar. They both said boy. I also did the intelligender, and it said I was having a boy too. I'm definitely having a boy. If not, I'm worried haha.

Altheda+3 35 kids; North Carolina 2316 posts
6th Nov '09
Quoting xoxsharxox05:
cjroberts Due October 6 (boy); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oklahoma 738 posts
6th Nov '09

I did the version with the pencil and the string over your wrist. This is my fourth baby and it has been right with every one. When I did it the pencil would swing back and forth then stop and start swinging back and forth again and then stop and then swing back and forth again and then stop and then go in a circle then just stop and do nothing else. I have three boys and just found out yesterday I am having a girl. We also did it on my friend and both of hers were right. So it worked for me, but I have heard from other people that it didn't so I don't know.

Jeannine79 Due August 6 (boy); 2 kids; New Jersey 887 posts
6th Nov '09

ok so the pencil over the wrist thing...... Tie it to a string and then hang it over your wrist? If it swings back and forth its a boy and around in a circle it's a girl?

cjroberts Due October 6 (boy); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oklahoma 738 posts
6th Nov '09
Quoting Jeannine79:
Jeannine79 Due August 6 (boy); 2 kids; New Jersey 887 posts
6th Nov '09
Quoting cjroberts:
xoxsharxox05 1 child; Orlando, Florida 126 posts
6th Nov '09
Quoting Brittany[[Victor's Mommy]: