It appears to work in reverse order sort of like a First In, First Out model. The easiest thing to do at this point, is to open the Content navigation panel in Acrobat, locate the objects and move them into the proper order.
It worked!!! I wish I could tell you how much this means to me. It is a very imporant project.
Thank you so much!
At first I couldn't find the "Content" button, but I turned it on by going to View > Show/Hide > Navigation Pane > Content, for those who will come across this question later.