Tuesday, December 11

Adventures with Bébé... Passport Photos!

It's already fairly ridiculous that a newborn baby needs a passport to begin with. Honestly, as if he's going to look the same in a month from now. But trying to get a proper passport photo done that meets the standard recommendations is downright impossible.

Here are the requirements (in Canada)... your newborn must:

(1) be awake (newborns sleep on average 18hrs a day - although ours definitely doesn't!)
(2) have his head held still in a vertical position (newborns are essentially neckless)
(3) Keep his hands away from his face
(4) Parents hands must be completely out of sight while holding him this way
(5) And finally, he must look directly at the camera (I don't think newborns can even see that far yet)

Needless to say, it took like thirty tries! But in the end we got it.
And now we can officially travel south to see our lovely American relatives for Christmas : )

And here's a very fed-up Zach in his ridiculous passport photo:

(he looks like a grumpy old grandpa!)


For the love of psych. said...

this is the best thing ever.

Tiffany Kadani said...

Oh my gosh! I had no clue!!

And hooray that you get to see your fam during Christmas!

Eleanor said...

Wow. Just wow. That's some pretty high expectations of someone so new to the world!
Safe travels to the good ol US of A.

Margie Oomen said...

i wish the days when all your children under the age of 18 could be listed on the mother's passport would return, even though all my babies are grown up now.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh boy, it had to be pretty hard to get the right one. Btw: He is so adorable and those photos melt my heart! LOVE! So happy for you, sweetie.

tara said...

This is hilarious, and ridiculous. I cannot believe their rules, so stupid!! At least u get a funny story out of it!!