So, it turns out that the new motion to encourage the Judge to "reconsider" his decision about the pre-birth order was again denied. But, the court didn't exactly write "denied", instead rather politely stated that a post-birth hearing was "granted". Sly little devils. I guess we'll be doing this post-delivery whether we like it or not...
They scheduled the hearing within 5 days of giving birth so it is very likely that we will get K&J's names on the birth certificate the first time around. Yay!
My attorney expressed that this isn't the end of the world, but makes things a bit more hectic after the baby is born (which is during a pretty hectic time of year)... With it being the holiday season (umm, Christmas/Hanuukah/Kwanzaa and New Years - crazy!) and people taking time off, this is not ideal, but totally doable. Here's a direct quote from him:
- The good news is that he will allow an emergency hearing within five days of the birth, which should be sufficient to get the first birth certificate correctly issued.
- The bad news is more work for us immediately after the birth.
Although much of this seems overwhelming, stressful and chaotic, I actually am okay with things. As much as I would have loved having the birth order taken care of prior to having this baby, I am confident with our efforts thus far and have complete trust in our legal staff. I leave this in the hands of the man above -- He's gotten us this far!!