When we first contacted Meaghan, we were almost at the end of our ropes. This little man was 4 months old and we were waiting for the time everyone said would come, the time he’d ‘figure it out’ and just start sleeping longer stretches. I was wondering why he wasn’t figuring it out, and we were both getting pretty frustrated. We were tired of getting up 3-6 times per night to calm him quick enough that he didn’t wake the 2 year old in the next room, and were unsure how to change his pattern of having up to 5 – 20 minute naps per day!
We tried on our own for a bit, but were stumped as we weren’t rocking, bouncing, swaying, holding, nursing him to sleep. He didn’t use a soother or noise machine, his room was dark and comfortable. So we decided to contact Meaghan.
Meaghan was very supportive, wasn’t pushy or judgemental, and genuinely cared about our family’s sleep. She gave us some guidelines to follow and some different tips daily to try to improve our sons night time and daytime sleep. There were definitely still some tough nights and the days were tricky sometimes, but we saw definite improvement in the first week. After ten days or so, he was only getting up once during the night to eat and went back to sleep right away. Yahoo! Then he started getting up 2-3 per night again, so Meaghan made a few more suggestions and we were back to once a night. We were thrilled!!! She then said she’d stick with us until he started sleeping through the night. We both thought-ha! That was not our expectation, and we didn’t see that happening in the near future. She then made one more suggestion, that took me a while to buy into, but after 3 nights-our now almost 5 month old was sleeping 11-12 hours straight.
He now (usually) takes 2-3 naps during the day, and sleeps ~11 hours at night. We know there will be shake ups here and there, as he is a baby, but we are very grateful for the sleep we do get now.
We couldn’t have done it without Meaghan’s guidance, support and expertise, and we thank her for giving us back our sleep and our sanity!!