Aging housewife Edith (Maureen O'Sullivan) lives with her husband, Harry (Paul Ford), and his daughter, Kate (Connie Stevens), and son-in-law (Jim Hutton). After visiting the doctor, Edith discovers she's pregnant. The surprise comes as a bitter shock to the household. Harry fears the looming responsibilities of parenthood, while Kate laments the increase in housework. Meanwhile, the pregnancy causes a stir among the townspeople, who view the development as a wild curiosity.