I Didn’t Expect To Be Expecting is an honest look at all the changes a baby can bring to one’s life even before it is born.
The book is about a happily married couple in their thirties enjoying life when an unexpected pregnancy catches them off guard. The couple, who never wanted children in the first place, decide to not abort the child and the story takes off once they decide to embark on this adventure together.
I Didn’t Expect To Be Expecting is told from the perspective of Tara, the pregnant wife. Unlike other pregnancy fiction, it is not a story of someone slowly accepting motherhood, but one that shows how pregnancy affects your whole life. From family, in-laws, and her maid constantly offering her unwelcome advice, to her physical state affecting her work, Tara has to navigate through life in a state of both bewilderment and pregnancy. The book humorously captures the many quirks and beauty of this period.
Richa’s tale is relatable and funny, and her witty style amplifies the humour of every episode. Those who have been pregnant will recognise several incidents from their phase and those who have not can catch a glimpse of what is to come. The protagonist is positive and likeable and though it is a funny book, it’s never unrealistic. The book is a fast light read and a great gift for a pregnant friend.
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