Sean and Catherine Giudici Lowe ‘Have Settled on a Boy Name’: We Chose It Two Years Ago

05/02/2016 at 03:00 PM ET

With their first baby expected to arrive in just a couple of months, Bachelor alums Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Lowe are preparing in every way they can.

On Wednesday, Giudici Lowe told PEOPLE at their Dreft-sponsored baby shower in New York City that she has been confiding in another Bachelor mom-to-be: Ali Fedotowsky. With their July due dates only a week apart, the two have been exchanging experiences with each other throughout their pregnancies.

“Once Ali and I both found out, it’s really been back and forth: ‘How are you feeling?’ and ‘What are you going through?’ ” Giudici Lowe tells PEOPLE. “We’re experiencing very different pregnancies, but it’s nice to have somebody who is going through it with you at the exact same time and understands our background and how we’re being viewed in the spotlight.”

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The couple is waiting to find out the sex of their child, but they both think a baby boy is on his way.

“Our doctor told us it’s in the 91 percentile in size, so I like to think that it’s a big boy taking after Dad,” says Lowe, smiling.

“Fat babies are the best, though,” Giudici Lowe adds. “They sleep better, they eat better — all around better. Get ’em fat, I don’t care. I just have two more months!”

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One thing they do already know are their name choices, but they’re keeping them a secret.

“We have settled on a boy name, but the girl name is still in progress,” Giudici Lowe says. “The boy name was easy.”

“Yeah, we decided that, like, two years ago,” Lowe adds.

The girl name is taking a little more consideration, says Giudici Lowe. “We’re still going back and forth because I lose the spice in my last name to ‘Lowe,’ so the girl’s gotta have something. She’s gotta be like me somehow.”

While Giudici Lowe claims her pregnancy has been easy, she says they did have one scare that has given them a new perspective on parenthood.

“We were in our sonogram at the doctor’s office, and the nurse couldn’t find a heartbeat. And it’s a scary feeling because you’re thinking, ‘What’s happening?’ and a lot of different things are going on in your mind,” she explains. “I started crying, but I didn’t say anything. Then our doctor walks in, finds it immediately, then [Sean] starts crying just because it’s a relief.”

Giudici Lowe says the incident really reminded the couple how special their baby already is.

“We have to keep being reminded that I’m pregnant because I’ve had such an easy pregnancy,” she says. “But throughout those times, we do need a trigger saying, ‘Oh, yeah, we’re having something that’s a miracle.’ ”

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Zippy on

Geez he won’t shut up about having a boy. Every single article I read about them he’s going on and on about having a son. His daughter will be able to read it all when she’s grown.

H3@TH3r on

I disagree that “fat babies…are all around better.” I have twin daughters and one is higher on the percentiles and the other is on the lower side. They are both perfectly happy and healthy. Every baby is completely different!!

Tieraney on

Usually I could care less about the gender of anyone’s baby, but I’m really hoping they have a girl. Just because he is so douchy and is so hell bent on having a son.

PCC on

Dreft sponsored baby shower. Is there nothing in life that can”t be marketed now?

Volly on

Congratulations to them.

Pot on

Nice pictures. Congrats.

Mel on

They are a walking advertisement

Zan on

They are getting sponsor from Dreft on the baby shower, so they don’t have to spend money on their own for the baby shower.

LinLow on

I thought they were telling the name for the boy from the way the headline sounded. I think they will have a girl but Sean will be happy either way.

anonymous on

From the size she has, I guess it’s going to be a boy!

sofia on

Congrats on the pending bundle of joy.

Lila on

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My granddaughter,
Cabell, met
Sean at the library at
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My granddaughter, Cabell met Sean at S.M.U in the library last year. He signed a book he wrote for me and wrote the following ” I hear you are a Great Grandma, Congratulations” We still laugh about this as I told Cabell I couldn’t wait for that day to come but what a way to find out. Of course, he didn’t mean it that I was going to become a great grandma but we all got a good laugh about it. He meant after talking with Cabell I was a great grandma. I hope I am and always will be. Love my 6 grandchildren. She has to finish college and get married first and I know she will. I then had a dream shortly after I found out Catherine was expecting and it was a girl and Sean decided he wanted to name her “Lila” Have never met Sean or Catherine but fell in love with both of them on The Bachelor. So proud of both of them and their beliefs and commitments!!!!!