Learn English – “expecting a baby”


Can I say "we are expecting a baby" when my wife is pregnant or does that sound funny to native English speakers, saying it as a man? (In German, the phrase has become somewhat common, but it stills sound a bit funny to some. Some use it, some don't.)

I don't like the sound of "my wife is expecting a baby" – it sounds too distant, like I don't care, but that's an intuition of a non-native speaker.

What other (not overly formal) ways are there to express that one is becoming a family?

Best Answer

Yes, in English the idiom is for both parents to say "we are expecting [our first/a baby...]".