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1st-May-2008 10:38 am
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So, Liz goes into have another ultrasound next Thursday, where we will hopefully find out what sex the sprog-to-be will be. To amuse ourselves in the meantime, we demand to see how psychic our friends are...

Poll #1180530 baby guessing

What sex is the baby in liz's belly?

male
8(28.6%)
female
10(35.7%)
other
9(32.1%)
can't tell
1(3.6%)


Feel free to leave individualised guesses in comments :)
Comments 
1st-May-2008 12:56 am (UTC)
will you be dissapointed if its not a mutant :) :P
1st-May-2008 12:57 am (UTC)
God no, being a freak is hard work :)
1st-May-2008 01:30 am (UTC)
Reptilian!
1st-May-2008 01:33 am (UTC)
1st-May-2008 04:21 am (UTC)
YAY!
1st-May-2008 01:31 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I'm not psychic but I'm sure I can make some logical deductions and calculations to correctly identify the sproglets sex. So...

Baby's due : 27.10.2008
I heard about it : 01.04.2008
So due date minus knowledge of sprog = 28144016

Everyone knows maps are the wrong way up which means Australia is north (positive) of the equator so we ADD 1 to the total = 28144017

Sprog was conceived in Summer (1)
Due in Spring (2)

So we add 1 and minus 2 from the total = 28144016

It's raining today which means I'm happy and add my lucky number to the total (13) = 28144029

The total's an odd number which means the sprog's unbalanced just like its chromosones (an X and Y as opposed to two X's).
So the baby's a boy!

1st-May-2008 02:37 am (UTC)
*giggles a lot*
1st-May-2008 02:41 am (UTC)
I figured my 'make-it-up-as-you-go-along' method has as good a chance as me flipping a coin to get it right :)
1st-May-2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Such lovely nonsense :)
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1st-May-2008 01:51 am (UTC)
*grin* The unknown was mostly there for the "baby grabs crotch and won't let go during ultrasound" option...

I am encouraging relatives to go with green, or purple, rather than pastel colours when they ask about gifts. Although black never goes astray either ;)
1st-May-2008 02:05 am (UTC) - Baby
Someone else guessed "boy" using wacky scientific method so I say GIRL because I'm difficult.

You can KNOW and not tell US you know! That would be the best way. I made the mistake of giving in to my parents' badgering about what The Boy's NAME was gonna be and ended up with a huge tirade on the subject of what a bad choice we'd made. Sheesh! The less o' that cr@p the better!

BTW, the best wives' tale stuff I know of is that in the third trimester it's easy to pick boy or girl by how high the baby is sitting. Unfortunately I don't remember which means what - O post pregnancy brain! (and almost 6 years have passed - yeah that!)
1st-May-2008 02:36 am (UTC) - Re: Baby
Heh, I am happy to tell peopel - primarily because I'd screw it up and say he/she anyhow.

Names on the otherhand, can remain a secret. Anyone who pesters gets told "ethelbert" :)

*laugh*
1st-May-2008 03:00 am (UTC) - Re: Baby
I may well have to buy this as a baby shower gift...

http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/nonfiction/9d7b/
1st-May-2008 05:53 am (UTC) - Re: Baby
*laugh*
2nd-May-2008 06:04 am (UTC) - Re: Baby
Anonymous
I saw that the other day in Borders and nearly bought it. :)
2nd-May-2008 06:04 am (UTC) - Re: Baby
Er, that was me.
1st-May-2008 04:18 am (UTC)
There is no box for both????

I vote both boy and girl!
1st-May-2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Well, given we know its not twins, both would go under "other"
1st-May-2008 06:09 am (UTC)
it could be a Hermaphrodite and that wouldn't come under other???
1st-May-2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
How is Hermaphrodite _not_ other? :)
2nd-May-2008 06:06 am (UTC)
By the way, I'm a bit disturbed by the notion of the baby being in Liz's "belly". What, she ate the munchkin?
'Get in mah belly!'
2nd-May-2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Lets just say the moral of the story is that hiccups when pregnant can end in strange outcomes.
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