Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family

Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family

by Natalie Meisner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552666012
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2014
Pages: 181
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Natalie Meisner is a writer from Lockeport, Nova Scotia. She is a wife and mother of two great boys and an associate professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University, where she teaches creative writing and drama.

Table of Contents

1 Tea for two 1

2 Flat out no 4

3 The kindness of strangers 7

4 Speed dating for sperm donors 10

5 Under construction 13

6 The arbiter of my own suffering IS

7 Put mommy down 19

8 Queerer than we can suppose 21

9 I know how to swim 22

10 Those Nobelists could never win a basketball game 27

11 Why wasn't I born a lesbian 30

12 Elevation is important 33

13 Indomitable Lions 38

14 (still) under construction 41

15 Busted flat in Banff 42

16 House call SO

17 The weight of each breast 55

18 Eighty percent pregnant 56

19 Out damn spot 58

20 Endgame 59

21 There's the rub 65

22 Better than no sperm at all 68

23 Bigdaddybear 71

24 Contemplating anonymity 76

25 Leaning dangerously from a fourth-storey window in Vienna 81

26 Hitchhiker to the candy store 83

27 Separating the nuts 85

28 Make the call 88

29 A walk in the park 89

30 To the Sylvia on rollerblades 90

31 Letters to possible creatures (dear baby to be) 94

32 Out of the blue 95

33 Pluses and minuses 96

34 X's and O's 97

35 Dykes and tykes on bikes 97

36 Partnering with the floor 98

37 Letters to possible creatures (kwispelen) 103

38 Maximum fecundity or Escher stymied 104

39 Womb with a view 105

40 Ad nauseum 107

41 Letters to possible creatures (dear tadpole) 107

42 Bumper sticker logic 109

43 Wilson 110

44 Trying again in Peachland with a separated rib 111

45 Lucky 114

46 Pachelbel or Hendrix? 117

47 Training for it 119

48 Control is a thing you learn to lose 120

49 Fear itself 122

50 Crossing the bridge 125

51 Smallmedium@large 128

52 Sublime bean 130

53 Why do they call it morning sickness 132

54 Boy business 132

55 Oxytocin cocktail 135

56 Call the networks 136

57 Letters to possible creatures (on how you came to be) 138

58 The belly says no 139

59 The old wives say 139

60 The sweetest drumbeat in the world 140

61 Measuring up like a twenty-year-old 142

62 Gayby boom 144

63 Jaws of life 146

64 Stay put till we get back to the ocean 147

65 Cosmic weights and balances 148

66 Should old acquaintance be forgot 149

67 Aprayer upon leaving 150

68 Mamaburger 153

69 Not Hollywood 156

70 Nipple stimulation, spicy food & pineapples 158

71 From a distance, a penguin 161

72 Letters to possible creatures (on people I wish you'd known) 162

73 Following survivor 163

74 We have created enchantment 164

75 Sleep of the righteously exhausted 168

76 Unlearning 170

77 Of zen & concrete 171

78 On the monitor 172

79 A new project 179

Acknowledgements 181

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