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  #1  
October 25th, 2010, 12:38 PM
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This is the perfect board to ask this question. Sorry if it's been asked before. Have any of you ever done the pendulum test where you swing a needle or a ring over your hand to see how many kids you are having? My family swears by it even though it's just an old wive's tale. My mom's was accurate (as far as we know), 2 girls and she had a miscarriage and me. My aunt's was spookily accurate, 2 boys and even after the doctor told her that the second baby was a girl it was in fact a boy. It was spot on with both of my kids and every time I did it over my belly to determine the sex it was right. Also I've noticed that if you do it over a woman's SO hand it shows the same results and it's not just me swinging it, I've had other people swing it to proved that it's not me moving it. It's almost always eerily right. I did it a while ago to see if I was having anymore, it always stopped after 2 when I was still preggo with my daughter but now it's saying one more boy. I know it's just for fun and I don't really believe believe, although it has been super accurate for me and most of my friends, I'm a really sensible and logical person but has anybody else done it and has it been accurate? Just curious.

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October 25th, 2010, 12:40 PM
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It was right for me over the belly when i was pregnant both times but I've never done it over the hand to predict all kids. How exactly do you do it? Hold it over the back or your hand or the palm? And will it stop swinging between kids on it's own or do you stop it and re-do it after each kid? I'll try it and post what it does
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October 25th, 2010, 12:46 PM
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You hold your hand palm down and tap the needle on the part between your thumb and pointer finger 3 times then you flip your hand over really fast and let the needle swing really low over your palm but not touching it. The first bit will be momentum but when the crazing swinging slows down it'll either swing back and forth or in a circle. Circle is girl and back and forth is boy. It will stop and go on it's own you just have to stand there and let your arm get tired. Let me know what you get!
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October 25th, 2010, 12:55 PM
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Ok mine went Circle, Line, Cirlce, Line
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October 25th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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Girl, boy, girl, boy. You got two more coming. So it was right so far it seems?

I just realized I lied. The one I did for me said I am having TWO more boys. Whew! I kinda hope that's not true!
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October 25th, 2010, 04:48 PM
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where do i get the things to do this? what all do i need?
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October 25th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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where do i get the things to do this? what all do i need?
A needle or a ring suspended on a string or a hair
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October 25th, 2010, 05:16 PM
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can i use my necklace and do i need to use a certain ring
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October 25th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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I've always used thread and a needle or my wedding ring but hypothetically you can use anything, I've just had better results from using thread and a needle.
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October 25th, 2010, 09:32 PM
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Hmm, well I did this and then DH did it for me and here's what we got:

Me: Girl, Boy, Girl
DH: Boy, Girl, Boy

So we each got 3, but the sexes were opposite, so he and I both thought the same thing, maybe we'll have triplets?! I told him my aunt has been saying I'd have triplets since I was a young teenager...so who knows! It'll be interesting to see how this works out! Or maybe scary to see how this works out... LOL
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October 26th, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Hmm, well I did this and then DH did it for me and here's what we got:

Me: Girl, Boy, Girl
DH: Boy, Girl, Boy

So we each got 3, but the sexes were opposite, so he and I both thought the same thing, maybe we'll have triplets?! I told him my aunt has been saying I'd have triplets since I was a young teenager...so who knows! It'll be interesting to see how this works out! Or maybe scary to see how this works out... LOL
Haha! That's funny! My aunt has been trying to curse me with twins for years now. She always wanted twins and she keeps telling me that I'm going to get them. When I did the needle test a few weeks ago after not doing it for over a year and it said two more boys my first thought was they're going to be twins cause we would never purposefully have four kids. No freaking way. So maybe I'll get my twins and you'll get your triplets and both our aunts will cackle with glee.
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October 26th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Haha! That's funny! My aunt has been trying to curse me with twins for years now. She always wanted twins and she keeps telling me that I'm going to get them. When I did the needle test a few weeks ago after not doing it for over a year and it said two more boys my first thought was they're going to be twins cause we would never purposefully have four kids. No freaking way. So maybe I'll get my twins and you'll get your triplets and both our aunts will cackle with glee.
Ok, so when I said she was "saying" I'd have triplets that was a bit of a fib. My aunt cursed me with triplets as well. She hasn't given up on it either, she's pretty determined it's going to happen! LOL

Oh this will be so funny if it turned out to be true for both of us! We'd probably both be pulling our hair out, but the irony will be too much.
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October 26th, 2010, 01:18 PM
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I couldn't find a needle (who knows where I put them) so I used a bobby pin. I got boy (right), girl, boy
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October 26th, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Yes I've done this! Mine was boy, girl, boy..

Actually we did it at a girls get together. With every girl it started and stopped.. after 3 or 4 but with one of my cousins it went 13 times before stopping completely. We had a good laugh over that! That cousin is now pregnant with her first..so she only has 12 more to go!

Do you think it would also pick up sexes for children you adopt?
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October 26th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Mine said circle (my miscarriage, everyone said they just "knew" it was a girl, even a psychic reading), line, line, circle, circle, circle. (I want 4-6 kids ) Two boys then three girls sounds perfect. Now I just need to get pregnant again to see if it's right!
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October 26th, 2010, 08:02 PM
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Yes I've done this! Mine was boy, girl, boy..

Actually we did it at a girls get together. With every girl it started and stopped.. after 3 or 4 but with one of my cousins it went 13 times before stopping completely. We had a good laugh over that! That cousin is now pregnant with her first..so she only has 12 more to go!

Do you think it would also pick up sexes for children you adopt?
We did it at a bachelorette party last year and we had one girl who was horrified to find out she'd be having 6 kids. Haha! I don't know about adoption but I also swear it picks up miscarriages too, eChristine. For a while I was getting another girl on mine, it originally said boy, girl, girl and I had a chemical pregnancy the cycle before I got pregnant with my daughter. It also predicted a boy between the two girls my SIL had and she also had a miscarriage. Weird. I know it's just for fun but it's still weird. The oddest thing I've seen though is the sucker refuses to move over the hands of my SIL's sister and her husband and they have said repeatedly that they do not want kids. I guess they are going to stick to it.

kiwimum, that's how I feel! 4 kids! And 3 of them boys! Oh my god! Please say it ain't so!
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October 27th, 2010, 09:38 AM
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I did it and it dosent seem to work for me, I get circles, then it switches to straight, then circles again (no stopping in between, just very quick changes).

Maybe I'll try another time. It's quite fun though!
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October 27th, 2010, 11:28 AM
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I did it and it dosent seem to work for me, I get circles, then it switches to straight, then circles again (no stopping in between, just very quick changes).

Maybe I'll try another time. It's quite fun though!
That either means you're going to have a girl, a boy and then a girl cause sometimes it doesn't stop completely before starting up again it just slows down a bit. Or it's not quite sure yet. Never come across a not quite sure yet. Maybe it's confused because you're going to have twins. Oooooh wouldn't that be interesting? I did mine again today and it still says the same thing, I've got 2 more boys coming. Ahhhhh!
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October 27th, 2010, 11:39 AM
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That either means you're going to have a girl, a boy and then a girl cause sometimes it doesn't stop completely before starting up again it just slows down a bit. Or it's not quite sure yet. Never come across a not quite sure yet. Maybe it's confused because you're going to have twins. Oooooh wouldn't that be interesting? I did mine again today and it still says the same thing, I've got 2 more boys coming. Ahhhhh!
Oh gosh! I actually had a psychic predict twins for me once. Hahah...what am I in for?! lol
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October 27th, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Oh gosh! I actually had a psychic predict twins for me once. Hahah...what am I in for?! lol
It's to make up for all that waiting you've had to do. You're going to get a two-fer. Haha!
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