The tag line of the book says “What not to expect when you’re expecting”. Right from the book’s cover till the last page, it was outright hilarious. Have been through the journey of motherhood for more than five years now, it was easier to relate to the situations and have a hearty laugh in hindsight. The author Rajni Arun Kumar has covered most of the aspects of having baby, but in a frolicsome manner.
What I liked most about the book is how realistic it was. When sense mentions her ultrasound scan results -“We try our darnedest to figure out what we are supposed to be looking at”, I rolled on the floor laughing. I was in the very same condition, I was not able to figure out anything!! Abbas and I looked at each other, and he thought I would know and vice versa. I nodded away at the instances of clothes not fitting, questions and advice from everyone (known people and strangers alike), the way you get that special attention and care at workplace, selecting names till the delivery. But my personal experiences thereafter were quite different as I was staying with my husband and in-laws and had also resumed work when the twins were 3 months old. It was great to read the rest of the story after Sense delivered. All in all, it was an enjoyable read.
I would recommend this book to not only expectant mothers or already mothers, but also to young girls. They would know what to realistically expect by reading this book. As against, many other books give only the hunky dory picture of having a baby, of how rewarding it is and all that jazz. Although I’m all for it being rewarding, it is also good to know the other facets of it and be prepared.