My name is Ashlyn! My husband Chris and I have a beautiful 2 year old, Linda. I distinctly remember when I was pregnant, a lady at our church came up to me and said, “Oh sweetheart, how are you sleeping? Good? You better get all the sleep you can now because once that baby comes you won’t get any until she moves away!” I was appalled, honestly. I thought, “Who does she think she is telling me that MY baby isn’t going to sleep well?! I’ll show her!” Let me just say…she showed me….
About 4.5 months after my daughter was born, after I had read the 6th sleep training book and read the 97th blog post, we decided it was time to find a sleep consultant. We were desperate, tired, irritable, etc. I remember a time when my daughter woke up at some ridiculous time of night, and I went in to nurse her back to sleep. The thing was, I wasn’t even fully awake. I woke up at some point during this, realized where I was, and I knew in that moment that enough was enough. To make a long story short, we hired a sleep consultant, and it was literally life changing. We had our nights back. My husband and I could actually have time to snuggle and watch Netflix in bed instead of going immediately to sleep.