Last night at knitting one of the ladies commented that I am awfully small for a second pregnancy. She never saw me the first time around, so I thought it was a pretty ridiculous comment. But then later she said that it has to be a girl because I said that I thought the baby was sitting low and back. The notion that boys are carried out front is a really common one, and it is such nonsense. The only thing that determines how a baby is carried is the mother’s body. The individual baby moving around affects it too, of course, but it has nothing to do with whether it’s a boy or girl.
(I’m not trying to single out this one person’s comments. TONS of people say things like this.)
Now today on a message board someone is trying to tell me that it is impossible to have any color eyes except brown if you have brown eye genes, because brown is so dominant. And maybe science says that, but Will’s dad has brown eyes and Will’s eyes are blue as are Sam’s. So clearly science is full of shit.
I’m trying to think of other ridiculous beliefs people hold, specifically about pregnancy, but I’m drawing a blank. Probably because I am pregnant and therefore have no brain. Your turn!