CRAZY old wives tales and advice

My mom is one of the only people who know we are TTC, and that's enough for me to have to listen to outrageous advice based on outdated old wives tales. She really wants me to have a girl (I'm the ONLY girl in my family out of all my cousins and their kids) So she says that right before sex I have to douche with a mixture of water and VINEGAR to ensure I conceive a girl!! EEEWWWWW!!!! Wouldn't that kill his sperm?? And wth, I am not making a salad in my vagina I do not think vinegar belongs in there.


She also tells me to take my temperature and when it drops I am ovulating. I told her that temperatures only show you AFTER you've ovulated which is still great for future cycles, but doesn't tell you when to have sex now. She is adamantly sticking to her old wives tales and saying that she chose her babys' genders this way, and so did her mother. I said they had a 50/50 shot and got lucky! LOL


 


What's the wierdest thing someone has suggested you do?

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 4:38 am
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EEEEEWWWWW is right...Vinegar and water?!?!?!? Gross!  hahaha


 


 

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 4:41 am
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And wth, I am not making a salad in my vagina I do not think vinegar belongs in there.


LOLOLOLOL!  


I haven't heard any yet, but I know a gal that stood on her head after DTD. . .that one ironically (?, lol!) turned out to be the money shot  :)

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 4:49 am
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Oh wow...that's gross...and bizarre...but mostly gross. lol!!


No one but you ladies know that we're TTC so I haven't be given any crazy advice yet...hopefully ya'll will keep it that way ;)

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 5:21 am
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I think that would kill the sperm, too.  Not to mention it's pretty gross.  And smelly (vinegar, yuck).


Some women have a temp drop (a pretty big drop) on the O day, but not everybody does...just like not everyone has an implantation temp drop or spotting.  There were a couple of months I had a temp drop the day I o'd, but not all the time.


My mom said we should use condoms for 6 months after I went off the pill so I could "get all those drugs out of my system".  Ummm, if the drugs are still in there, you don't get pregnant!  I told her I wasn't on the birth control from 1950.

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 5:50 am
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I actually just read that they did used to suggest the vinegar douche for having girls, and baking soda douche for having boys.....but they have since stopped advising this since it ends up hurting most couples chances of conceiving at all! Plus they've discovered that douching in general is really unhealthy but in our mom's day they told girls to do it for good hygiene. So I guess in a way she's not TOTALLY crazy since it used to be a real theory....but talk about outdated!!...and still really gross!


 


@ meany, my mom also thinks that the pill today is the same as it was in the 1950's when they overdosed you! I'm always having to remind her it's a lot different now

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 6:21 am
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I guess this counts?  We baptised our nephew on the 5th and he peed all over me after they dunked him and all the old greek ladies said that meant we were going to have a baby soon...could have done without the pee :)

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 6:56 am
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LMAO prinncessjen!

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 7:05 am
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Yea - I was soaked! I had to finish the rest of the services all wet with pee - ewwwwww


and it was a brand new dress!

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 7:37 am
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I see that happen on Funniest Home Videos all the time, cold water + a naked baby boy= peeing! ...only it's usually the priest who gets soaked, I doubt the superstition would apply to them!

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 7:39 am
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LMAO!!  love the salad/vagina comment!  too good!  thats thenastiest thing I have ever heard1  i cant even imagine!!


 


PEE??  Geez princess lol thats awful!!  But if it betters yourchnaces then hooray!!


I havent heard any old wives tails yet!

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 7:41 am
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Actually Greek Orthodox priest can be married and have kids!  They just have to be married BEFORE they become a priest...made me feel better during our pre-marital classes!!!

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 7:43 am
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interesting, I did not know that! I agree, I'd feel better about pre-marital counseling from them too

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 7:45 am
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Yeah I thought it was strange but I guess the archbishop etc. still have to be uh pure lol. 

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 8:11 am
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Hahaha, vagina salad. Oh yeah, I'll be lucky to get ku at all, beggers can't be choosers
Posted on December 29, 2009 at 8:16 am
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exactly Jess! I get so annoyed with my moms obsession with me having a girl because I just want a healthy baby, any variety will do! LOL

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 8:24 am
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My sister once told me girl on top wearing socks will mean you have a daughter.. guy on top while the girl is wearing socks will mean you'll have a son..

(aparently this is how my newphew and neice were thought of) I do not know. I don't really want to know but this is pretty weird..
I also heard about the spoon trick once you are preg.. Then there is this necklace trick of swinging a certain way will mean what you will have in the future.. But it's not exactally how you will get them.. lol..

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 10:10 am
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my mom not so subtly sent me an article on how to choose the gender and then wrote all the important points down for me as an easy to reference guide.  one of the steps for having a girl was to douche among other tactics.  and for a boy, she suggested 'deep vaginal penetration.'  sorry, but it disgusts me that my mom is sending me such graphic instructions! 

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 10:44 am
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sparkle-id be grossed out too lol.

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm
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This stuff is hilarious LOL! :D Sparkle, I would be super grossed out too if my mom sent stuff like that too !

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm
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Oh my Sparkle!!!  My mom will barely talk to me about it...I thoguht that was bad...I guews i would rather that over "deep penetration" talk LOL

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm
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