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Boy or Girl : Knowing your Baby’s Gender Using the Baking Soda Test

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How would you know your baby’s gender? The surest way, of course, is to either have an ultrasound at your 20th week of pregnancy and ask your OB-Sonologist, or just wait ’til you pop. But, if you still have got a long way to go and you’re really overly excited to know if it will be pinks or blues, then it wouldn’t hurt if you try out Gender Prediction Tests you can find online.

There are tons of gender prediction tests online but I should warn you – not one of them will guarantee a 99% chance of accuracy. However, I have found one very popular gender prediction test, which according to social media and parenting website forum responses, may have at least a 70% chance of accuracy. It’s the Baking Soda Test.

I haven’t found a clear scientific basis for this test. According to some online parenting websites, what you will be testing is the acid content of the pee (yes, urine). They claim that “the gender of the baby changes some of the hormones in the mother’s body” and some experts say that this is not really the case, but I guess it’s still fun to try.
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Pregnant Again – With my 5th Kid!

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It’s been a long while since I last posted something. There are a lot of things which have changed but here’s what’s going to bring more changes – I am pregnant again with my 5th Kid.

Frankly, I was not very prepared with this pregnancy. I thought I was going to wait out my 35th year and then have a tubal ligation or an early menopause or something. I was okay with the idea of getting pregnant again, but not really this year. This was unplanned. I was taking up 18 units in Education, so I can take the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) this September, and then move on to getting a Master’s Degree in Education.

But, surprise, surprise. I was a bit sad at first although I was well aware that babies are blessings – no matter how and when you are blessed with one. I just thought it would be great if I would have another boy. If I were to have another boy, Biboy would have a playmate, and that will bring ‘balance’ to our 2:1 household ratio of girls and boys. LOL. If it’s a girl… well, well, well… We’ll have a 5:2. LOL Continue reading