When Pam told us we would be working with Sleep Angel Ashlyn, we were thrilled! We knew we would be in good hands. We are honored to be the first family you have helped on their journey to FINALLY getting a good night’s sleep.
Many months of sleep deprivation were definitely taking a toll on us. We were exhausted and cranky. Well-meaning folks would tell us that it was just a “stage” and that Luisa would eventually sleep through the night. Their advice boiled down to just accepting our sleep-deprived state. To be honest, if we continued on that way, we would likely have punched the next person who offered us that advice. Thank you for showing us another way (and for preventing bodily harm to individuals such as those mentioned above…).
Thank you for showing us that this is not just a “stage,” and that babies do have the capability to sleep well and on their own. Yes, it may have involved a bit of crying, but you were right…the crying didn’t last very long, it didn’t cause permanent baby damage, and in the end Luisa learned some invaluable self-soothing and sleeping skills.
Thank you for all the support that you gave us during our two-week sleep journey. Your responses to all our questions were incredibly informative (even the ones that weren’t sleep-related). With your help, we went from having a baby that was waking up several times a night (to cry, party or have midnight babble-fests) to one that can sleep for 10-11 hours straight. That’s nothing short of a miracle for our family.
Our sleep journey continues (we still have to work on those darn naps), but this so much easier to do now that all of us in our family are finally getting some rest at night.
We couldn’t have done this without you!
Gustaaf, Julia and Luisa