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It’s official: The expecting Kate Hudson knows she is having a girl. Well, she doesn’t know-know, the way she might if, say, her medical team had performed one or more state-of-the-art medical tests or anything. But still she’s convinced, because apparently this pregnancy feels wildly different than the first. Oh, and also she tied a ring to a strand of her hair and held it over her tummy and and it swung in a circle and not back and forth. (How's that for proof?)
My friend Lisa had the exact same experience. After her first feel-great pregnancy produced a boy, she was positive the horrible morning sickness she experienced the second time around could only be a harbinger of the ballet slippers in her near future. She made lists of only girl names and mentally outfitted the pinkest nursery Pottery Barn ever produced. You can imagine her disbelief when her doctors announced that she was having another boy.
Evidently I have about as much intuition as a brick, because both times I was expecting I was all over the map. Girls rob your looks and I am a troll, so it must be a girl! But I’m craving broccoli this time and last time I couldn’t get within 10 feet of the stuff, so obviously it’s a boy. But it can’t be a boy because what does my body know about making a penis, anyway? Even though my two pregnancies couldn’t have been more different, I would have had as much luck picking the winning super-lotto numbers as predicting either kid’s gender. (They’re both girls.)
Kate has gone on record saying she’s not going to find out the sex definitively because it’s fun to be surprised. Of course, that’s easy for her to say now that she’s got the official ring/hair test results.