This has been something that the women in my family have done for a long time. I was wondering if anyone else does it. It has always made true predictions! Its always fun to do it together on new women who enter our family.
My grandmother or mother holds a pencil that has a pin in the eraser connected to a string so it dangles (makeshift pendulum), over the womans wrist. If the pencil swings up and down this is a girl, if it swings side to side this is a boy. It has always shown or predicted the sex and number of children on each woman.
This is just a lil tradition we have. Anyone else heard of this or do it?