American Fork mom delivers baby after judge signs eviction notice for fetus

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Kaylee Bays holds her newborn daughter Gretsel. Gretsel was born at the American Fork Hospital Wednesday morning after receiving an eviction notice from the Fourth District Court. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

Fed up with being pregnant, one American Fork woman got an eviction notice signed for her fetus.

Addressed to the baby — residing at Mommy Belly Lane in the Womb, Utah — Judge Lynn Davis with the Fourth District Court signed and stamped the eviction notice for Kaylee Bays that issued the complaint:

“You have committed a nuisance because: Mommy is uncomfortable and running out of room for you! Too much heartburn and rib kicking, and I’m sick of waddling!

“You are required to vacate the premises within three calendar days, counting weekends and holidays.”

Kaylee Bays had an eviction notice signed for her unborn daughter. Click the image to enlarge the eviction notice.

On Monday, Bays began having contractions, but the pains subsided later and she returned to her work at the Fourth District Court. After receiving multiple comments about her unexpected presence in the office, Bays drafted up the eviction notice in a few minutes and made her way to Judge Davis’ office.

“In my 31 years of working, this is my very first. If it really works, I want it framed,” Judge Davis told Bays.

And it worked. Within 12 hours of signing an eviction notice for the fetus, Bays’ water broke and she gave birth to Gretsel, a 6 pound 15 ounce, 18.5 inch baby girl.

Bays is grateful the eviction notice worked and just as glad that everyone has had a good laugh from the office joke. She says the doctors even joke about sending any overdue pregnant women to the court so they can get eviction notices as well.

“Every pregnant mom gets to that point where you want to say, ‘you’re evicted, you’re done,’ but it never happens,” Bays said.

Bays intends to make good on framing the miracle-working eviction notice for Judge Davis, who emailed Bays to let her know he was “tickled pink” that the eviction notice worked.

“I’ll probably take her in at some point to get a picture of all three of us so we can just laugh about it and add it to the eviction notice because it’s just so funny,” Bays said.

Baby Gretsel is Bays’ third child and first daughter. The newborn has two older brothers ages 12 and 1.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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