I finally decided I would take it, but here was my logic as to how I wasn’t going to let myself get “all crazy” attached to the results: You see, (and this is totally a secret), if I had to say what I wanted this baby to be, I’d have to say a girl. I know, everyone tells me how much I’d love a boy, and I’m sure I would, but that’s just my initial desire.
And, since this predictor is looking for a male hormone or the lack thereof, I figure (completely my own opinion) that it is MORE accurate if it tells you it’s a boy.
So my plan was: If it says a girl, I can take it with a grain of salt and assume there’s a good chance it could be wrong. If it says it’s a boy, I would be safe believing it, because I wouldn’t be disappointed on sonogram day if it turned out to be a girl.
(Not that I overanalyze or anything.)
Also, my sonogram is less than a month away(!!!) – July 14th. Surely I can’t get TOO attached to the results, right?
SO. I finally decided to take it this morning.
After making sure that I had jumped through all of the hoops recommended for the best results and taking a couple of very deep breaths,
I took the test.
It has three parts. A plain ole’ cup, a huge syringe, and a sealed test cup with all sorts of fancy crystals and minerals in it.
You pee in the cup, then you use the syringe to get the EXACT amount (20 ml) of pee that the test requires, then you insert it in the test cup, swirl (not shake), and wait around for 10 minutes.
If your pee turns green, it’s (predicting) a boy. If it stays relatively yellow, it’s (predicting) a girl. They have colored labels to help you decide the color of your product.
So, after 10 minutes,
I totally couldn’t decide what it read.
(Since I know that you’ve always wanted to see my pee-mixed-with-granules-of-mystery-minerals in a cup..)
At first I thought it was a boy, because it had a greenish tint…
But then I realized the coloring was coming from the minerals, not the pee itself, so thought it meant a girl.
I read the “what to do if you’re uncertain” part, and it said “We’d be glad to help you!! Just call our 1-800 number!!!”
So I called, and got this… “We’re sorry, but the person you’re trying to reach is unavailable.”
Four more calls throughout the morning, same recording.
I checked out their website, hoping for pictures of real samples, and thankfully, they did have quite a few pictures. On their results page, most of the “boy” results were dark and nasty – they looked like a bubbling brew of tar or something. So I started thinking “girl” again.
They also had the Chinese Gender Chart on their website and a list of all of the “old wives tales”…..and on all that were applicable, they predicted girl, too (especially the “more acne” one – wow my face is offended by this kid).
Finally, at lunchtime, I tried one more time to call them. My call rang through to a very nice lady.
She seemed to think it sounded like a girl reading (saying not to look at the minerals for the color but the actual liquid), but told me to email my pictures to them for a more definitive answer, so I did.
I haven’t heard back from them yet.
So I’m still undecided as to what the “prediction” is.
(Feel free to give your opinion regarding the tint of my pee.)
The bottom line:
As I waited those agonizing 10 minutes that led to only vagueness, I found myself feeling a bit too much invested in the results. I was NERVOUS. And once I get a definitive answer from the Intelligenderers, I’m afraid I’ll put too much stock into it.
I already do think I’m having a girl a LITTLE bit more than I did yesterday (I’ve been pretty convinced it was a boy), and I don’t know how I feel about that.
Am I glad I took it? I don’t know yet.
But I do know that July 14th can’t get here soon enough.
Editor’s Note: Intelligender answered me the next day and said… “Based on these pictures this is a girl result. The only thing that matters is the color of the urine and there can be dark sediment on the bottom.”