Hollis Sleep Dance

If you can read this, your parents likely didn’t have a video monitor aimed at you while you slept. Too bad for you. These things are as indispensable as microwave ovens or in-dash navigation.
If Hollis’ mom & dad hear a cry, our first reaction is *not* to run to the baby’s room, but instead the immediate behavior is now to pick up the nearest phone or tablet and fire up the Dropcam app to look in on our little non-sleeper.
The electric eye lets us know if it’s a simple binkie loss that might correct itself, or a larger issue. 99% of the time it’s binkie-related. Occasionally, we see Hollis enjoying her crib time to herself, maybe singing or playing with Mr. Monkey.
This clip captured a very elaborate sleep-dance in the middle of one recent night.

0:08 the first stirrings
0:18 I’m up / I’m down
0:29 butt circles
0:44 butt circles part deux
1:09 – I’m up again, no wait, I’m really down this time
1:49 – I’m up again and can I tell you how much I love this monkey?!
2:35 – bright eyes, mugging for the camera
3:00 – I’m up, might be for good this time
3:10 “down goes Frazier – down goes Frazier”!
3:11 (one second later) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Day 1 at home: dogs get curious

Upon reflection on all the media captured in the first few hours and days of Hollis Caroline Hughen, this video documents a moment better perhaps than anything else has.  Dad is exhausted, Hollis rocks the mamaroo, Otto is nonplussed but sweet, and Elsie is driven my her mama-pug instincts to get a closer look…

In the years to come, this video will likely bring back the profound feeling of accomplishment I had at having secured everyone back from the hospital healthy and happy.