She's 8 weeks, and no we do not have them yet!
: Boy, do I know a thing or two about getting the run around with this!
This was our first out of hospital birth and it was a UC, but I checked beforehand and knew what I needed for the BC and so forth and had it all ready to go.
We go down to our county registrar (small town) 2 days after the birth and they look at us like we have 3 eyes. We didn't mention it was a UC, just a homebirth. They tell us we have to take the baby to the hospital to get it, as it's done electronically now and they don't do them.
Well, we knew that was bull, but didn't know where to go. So we call our state vital records office and they confirm that we're right. They call our local office and she claims they have never done a BC before and they don't have the forms. They tell us they're sending her a packet and she'll let us know when she gets it. Weeks go by...no call. I call her and she says she has the paperwork to do it. DH takes off work, we get someone to watch the other kids, and try again. She clearly never even opened the packet, because when we got there she discovers that the packet they sent were the forms we had already filled out to get the BC, but no BC to fill out.
She calls the state office back and we all realize that they misunderstood and didn't realize that she didn't have an actual BC to fill out. Then they argue over the phone in front of us about what her job is.
So they say they will send it that day and it should arrive soon. DH loses half a day of work over it and has to take off again to go back.
She takes our number and says she will call. Again, no phone call.
Her whole attitude is that we're bothering her. Why should she have to work just because we can't go to the hospital like everyone else?!
I'm so fed up and just want my baby's gosh darn BC and SS card! DH says "Well, at least we know they can do it next time."