The last few
days of pregnancy are excruciating. Everything is blotched, thick and
puffy—from your knuckles down to your toes—and nothing, aside from birth, can
relieve that kind of discomfort. But could evicting a baby from the womb work?
Kaylee Bays, a
judicial assistant at the local courthouse in Provo, Utah, was excited to meet her
unborn child. Baby Gretsel, on the other hand, wasn't quite ready to make her
debut. That’s when Mom decided to use her experience and high-powered friends
to get things moving in the right direction.
According to a
from American Fork Hospital last week, the frustrated mom was two weeks away from her
delivery date when she began having contractions. Though she felt sure the baby
was coming, the pain soon subsided and then ... nothing, nada, zilch.
A baby girl born this morning at American Fork Hospital did so under official court orders. Kaylee Bays was two weeks away from her delivery date when she began having contractions on Monday, Oct....
Fed up and
exhausted, Bays went back to work the following week and jokingly asked Judge
Lynn Davis if he would sign
an eviction notice demanding that the infant "vacate the premises
within three calendar days, including weekends and holidays."
Photograph by Facebook
To her surprise,
the judge agreed to sign and stamp the order, noting that it was the first
eviction notice for a fetus he had ever been asked to sign in his 31 years of
service. Twelve hours later, Baby Gretsel was born.
“She didn’t want
to be in contempt of court,” Bays joked.
includes damages and court costs, lists the tenant’s address as Mommy Belly
Lane in Womb, Utah.
“You have committed
a nuisance,” it reads, “because Mommy is uncomfortable and running out of room
for you! Too much heartburn and rib kicking, and I’m sick of waddling!!!”
The judge sent
to Bays afterward, stating he was “tickled pink” that his order had worked. He added,
“If it really works, I want it framed.”
“It did,” Bays
told the Daily
Herald, “and I’m going to frame it for him.”
Just a few months after tying the knot with Prince Philip, Princess Elizabeth (at that time soon-to-be reigning Queen Elizabeth II) already had a baby on board. She gave birth to today's king-to-be, Prince Charles, on November 14, 1948. Three more children—Anne, Andrew and Edward—would come over the next decade-and-a-half.