The phrase, “The rabbit died,” came to be a euphemism for a positive pregnancy test in the early twentieth century. It was discovered that if the urine of a pregnant woman was injected into a rabbit, there would be corpora hemorrhagica in its ovaries. Because the ovaries could not be inspected without dissecting the rabbit, the rabbit invariably died.
Rabbits of the world celebrate the modern pregnancy test for its accuracy and lack of collateral damage. Being quite fond of rabbits, our pregnancy was confirmed using one of these modern marvels.
We’re having a baby. Our due date is the fourth of August, two-thousand seven.