We are not finding out until birth with this one. It’s our first and we’re 33 weeks along now. I thought I’d need to know asap but honestly was OK with not knowing and kinda just kept thinking, each week, if I was still good with not knowing “so far”… And at the anatomy scan husband and I were still cool with not finding out so we just stayed the course.
I am getting a bit more antsy about not knowing now though! But the excitement of finding out at birth is what keeps me going.
I genuinely believe this is a boy but we don’t have a boy name picked out so that is making it a bit hard. I love love love the girl name we have and would be bummed not to get to use it! I also am a little bit hopeful that it is a girl because I feel like I understand girls better (knowing that every human is unique and all that, but I just have a comfort level with the idea of a girl more). BUT when this baby moves around in my belly and I fondly poke/prod I smile when I think about it being a little boy, like “whatchya doing in there lil dude??” like the idea of “him” stretching out or doing these crazy acrobatics makes me smile.
If this is a girl, I’ll probably be more inclined to again not find out the sex for a subsequent pregnancy, because I really would love to have a daughter. If I already have a daughter I feel like I’d be able to let go of a bit of the suspense/self-imposed ‘pressure’ and go with the flow of not finding out the next time around again. Then again a little boy may bring me just as much joy and delight that I won’t even care for the next one! (we can only afford two kids, so second one would be the last)
I did tell husband that if anything unexpected were to come up in the pregnancy like health issues, twins, concerns during the anatomy scan (or even if the preg had been a super surprise, which this wasnt), then I’d prob want to find out the sex just to take one unknown off the table.
For the OP - could you bookmark the order for both boy and girl’s name letters? I’m thinking if it’s etsy, message a seller and say what you’re thinking of doing and have them create two reserve orders - one for boy name and one for girl name, and that way you or someone else can just place the order as soon as you are able after birth? Nurseries don’t have to be 100 percent done in advance, esp for decor stuff. Make it easy, like have everything decided in advance, so you just have to add it to your cart and checkout.