Um, this has turned into possibly the most helpful rants thread ever... I'm surprised but pleased SSN turnaround is so seemingly quick.
Tangentially related to insurance, MH and I have been keeping track of everything spent out-of-pocket on this pregnancy (like, from the first CBAD purchase through delivery) - partially just out of curiosity and partially so we can budget better for the next kiddo. If anyone else is similarly nerding out, it might be interesting / helpful to future FTMs to compare notes at the end of this crazy process! I have a feeling we'd be almost sick about how much it can vary from one insurance plan to another and from state-to-state, though.
And my rant, prompted by the SSN and BC conversation, is that my best friend had to hire an immigration attorney last week because the government is saying that her 35-YEAR-OLD brother has insufficient proof that he is a U.S. citizen. He's been employed and paid taxes for almost 20 years now, and was just trying to get a passport so he could fly to her wedding this summer. Now not only does it look likely that he'll miss the wedding, but the whole family's freaking out over google horror stories of people in similar situations being turned over to immigration. My heart breaks for them.
Building off @krashke, what's the process for SSNs + birth certificates? Does that vary by state?
omg- he wants to make you your fav cocktail?? nooooooooooooo