Did you know there's a product on the market that can predict the gender of a baby at as early as 10 weeks? It's called IntelliGender, and you can find it in most major stores near the pregnancy tests. The company's website states that it is "a fun pre-birth experience for moms who can't wait to know!" That would be me. Though I think they should change it to "a confusing pre-birth experience for moms who are neurotic". The test works like this: 1. Collect first morning urine in the cup provided (easy enough). 2. Use the plastic syringe to collect 20ml of urine (kind of gross). 3. Insert into exposed hole on top of test vessel (this contains the "magic" sand-like substance that reacts with the urine). 4. Replace sticky cover over top of vessel and swirl test rapidly for 10 seconds. DO NOT SHAKE! (this is where I got confused and just sort of sloshed it around for a few seconds). After 10 minutes, the test is ready to read. The color of the urine determines the sex. A murky, greenish color indicates a boy, while an orange color means girl. There's a boy and girl label on both sides that allows you to match the results. Before I reveal my results, let me just say that from the moment I discovered I was pregnant, I have felt that it is a girl. So I figured that this test could confirm that for me much earlier than the ultrasound. Here's the results of my test:
Clearly mine would indicate that it is a boy. Now of course I will be excited no matter what we're having, but I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed when I first saw the results. However, I still feel in my heart that it is a girl. So I'm chalking this up to human error and the fact that this test is probably a sham. Now I'm out $30 and a little ticked off. But I suppose only time will tell if IntelliGender was indeed mistaken, or if my maternal instinct is faulty. Lesson learned? Better to wait it out and leave it to the professionals ;).