We’re Havin’ a BABY!


Dreaming in Pink
March 14, 2008, 6:07 pm
Filed under: boy or girl?, stupid old wive's tales, well meaning strangers

I don’t have a preference for one gender over the other, but last night I had a dream it was a girl. It was weird – it involved diagrams and pictures somehow derived from my ultrasound.

The cashier at Motherhood Maternity in Yorkdale Mall is also convinced it’s a girl. The one time I met her, while purchasing my new dress, she eyed my belly and the following conversation ensued:

Cashier: “You’re having a girl”

Me: “Oh really? How can you tell?” (trying to be polite, as I think all the old wive’s tales on gender prediction are a bunch of hooey).

Cashier: “The way you’re carrying. Oh! Let me check my Chinese Astrological (something-er-other) Predictor Book” (She flips through…) “What month did you conceive in?”

Me: “Uh.. December”

Cashier: “And how old are you?”

Me: “24”

Cashier: “Yup, you’re definitely having a girl. I’ve only been wrong 2 or 3 times in 3 years”.

Me: (thinking silently to myself: “out of how many predictions, five?”)

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