April 27, 2011 04:00 PM

Peter Kramer/NBC

A newly-engaged, pregnant Kate Hudson showed off her bling on the Today show Wednesday morning, and confessed that she’s used a ring for a baby-related purpose as well — the pendulum test.

“You get a ring and your hair and put it over your belly and it swings,” the actress, 32, explains.

“Everybody has different methods … it goes in a circle if it’s a girl and it usually goes back and forth if it’s a boy. It’s saying it’s a girl, and I’m carrying so differently than I did with Ryder.”

“I keep saying ‘she,’ but she’s so nuts in here, she’s so wild. I kinda feel like it’s got the Hawn gene — my mom’s lineage for sure. Dancing every day,” laughs Hudson.

“I’m in my third trimester, so I’m definitely starting to slow down,”  the Something Borrowed star, who’s due in July, says. “The first three months was rough, and then it was great. And now I’m starting to get heavier and slower. But I love being pregnant.”

— Sarah Michaud and Tim Nudd

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