The word implies a lot. When I was pregnant with Kai, I was expecting.
When I was pregnant with Camille, I was expecting.
Expecting implies entitlement.
Expecting implies that the outcome is inevitable.
v. ex·pect·ed, ex·pect·ing, ex·pects
a. To look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of: expecting a telephone call; expects rain on Sunday.
b. To consider likely or certain: expect to see them soon. See Usage Note at anticipate.
2. To consider reasonable or due: We expect an apology.
3. To consider obligatory; require: The school expects its pupils to be on time.
4. Informal To presume; suppose.
1. To look forward to the birth of one's child. Used in progressive tenses: His sister is expecting in May.
2. To be pregnant. Used in progressive tenses: My wife is expecting again.
Now pregnant with this little girl, I am NOT expecting...I am not so bold as to assume.
I am hoping...HOPING.