Monday, January 23, 2012

The Ayatollahbaby: An FAQ

Like her pug brothers, Celie loves to sleep. Unlike
the pugs, she does an excellent Mr. Magoo impression.
Since announcing the birth of Cecelia the Ayatollahbaby, I have been inundated with questions about the child. (But sadly, no donations for her college fund. Yet.) Rather than answer them all individually, I decided to compile an FAQ to address the most frequently asked questions. 

This baby naps and eats a lot. Could she be part pug?
This seems highly likely. Given the amount of pug fur floating around the ayatollah compound, it is a virtual certainty that some pug DNA found its way into the fertilized egg. This would help explain Celie's sleeping and eating habits, in addition to her extreme cuteness. 

Will the baby be applying to join the harem?
Ew, my flock. Please keep in mind that Cecelia is my sister. Wendell may try to hump his brother's back during fits of extreme boredom, but your faithful ayatollah is far too genteel and family-oriented to engage in such shenanigans. Save those questions for Woody Allen. 

The brown-eyed girl models her
great-grandmother's bonnet from the early 1900s.
Who does the baby most resemble?
She clearly has my big brown eyes, and the top of her head is as soft as a pug's ear. I'd say this bodes well for her future.

How much does she weigh?
At birth, Cecelia was 9 pounds, 1 ounce and about 21 inches long. She currently stands at 9 pounds, 3 ounces and has grown 3/4 of an inch. 

Does she sleep through the night?
She regularly sleeps a solid four- to five-hour stretch overnight, giving mother a chance to get some much-needed rest. More important, my hearing impairment -- awarded by Allah just in time for the child's birth -- leaves me oblivious to any late-night crying. Nothing has changed in my routine -- I still sleep like a baby.  
At about 30 hours old, Celie would reflexively stick her
tongue out whenever someone did the same to her.
What is her best trick?
Some people think that dogs are far superior to babies when it comes to learning tricks -- and they're right. But babies are born with the instinctive ability to do at least one trick. Mother read during her pregnancy that if you stick your tongue out at a newborn baby, the child will return the gesture. After Celie's birth, the humans found that this trick did, indeed, work for about two days. Even more impressive, Cecelia was able to turn the tables on her parents. She now only sticks her tongue out whenever she wants to, but she's trained mother and father to follow suit (lending credence to the theory that she's part pug). 

You're a radical, ultraconservative cleric, and the baby is a female. Will she be allowed to drive a car?
Absolutely not. She's much too young. 


Laura Rojas said...

Your Puggishness - your human sister is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, congratulations! Of course, she is gorgeous in the human sense of the word - you are by far where the Sun rises and sets, oh Dear Ayatollah. (she really is a cutie patootie!)

LemonySarah F. Owens said...

<3 <3 <3

Hearts to Mugsy, Wendell and champion sleeper Celie. Hugs to Mother and Father.

Sorella MozzarellaPug said...

Dat iz an ADORABLE pikture of you, Wendell, an' da ayatollahbaby. We wishez her a long, healthy, happy life. Her cleerly iz in good handz at da compound.

Hank said...

(From Hank) Ayatollah, sir....somebuddy assed if she was gonna join the harem?!?! What kinda gawd dang weirdos are in yer congegation?!?!

(From Sarah) Her great-grandma's one hundred year old bonnet?? How wonderful!!! :D

Sandy said...

Oh my have a beautiful sister! I know you two will be good influences on her.

Puggyspice said...

She's beautiful, Great One! I'm sure her pug DNA will serve her well.

Jenna said...

Another enjoyable post to read.......thanks for sharing.