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Samantha and TristanI don’t do reviews often unless someone is truly amazing and really touched me, and I can say without a doubt that if your having trouble with your baby sleeping, hire Annie!! You will NOT regret it!!! In fact you will have wished you’d done it sooner! Here is my long story and how Annie turned our lives around!
When I met Annie I was tired, scratch that I was exhausted. I had a 9 month old who was breastfeeding during the night, not just one or two times but MULTIPLE times! He was constantly waking, not napping during the day and although he was a happy baby he was a TIRED baby! I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off all the time, my memory was horrible, I was addicted to caffeine, coffee always in hand and I needed my under eye concealer in my purse 24/7! My son, who I adore was was literally sucking the life out of me. I hadn’t been sleeping well since I was about 5 months pregnant, so a total of 14 months by the time I came to Annie! I was at my breaking point. I have a photography business to run with a home studio and I couldn’t work on clients photos during the day because my baby wouldn’t nap and then he wasn’t going to sleep till 10/10:30 pm and by that time I didn’t want to do any work because I was tired… I was burning the candle at both ends and it was finally catching up with me and my marriage. I was snappy, I had no patience and I never got to spend time with my husband and when I did all I wanted to do was take a nap… i knew something had to change!
Annie was placed in my life through my photography and she is so sweet. I mentioned what was happening with my little guy and she said to me, “are you ready? Do you want to sleep? Do you want Tristan to sleep” all I could say was YES!!!! It took all of about 2 minutes to convince my husband that we needed Annie and her wonderful sleeping magic in our lives. He said it didn’t matter how much it cost, sleep to him was priceless! So without a doubt we proceeded. I was really apprehensive not going to lie. My husband kept saying he wasn’t sure how this was going to help us… how our son was going to go from waking up multiple times a night to all of a sudden just sleeping” he was apprehensive to say the least…. we used a pacifier religiously to help him sleep or calm down and Annie told us to stop cold turkey, I think I about had a heart attack when she said that…. but we stuck with the program and the rules she set in place and each night the crying and protesting would go down minute by minute. It wasn’t long, by day 3/4 he was sleeping completely through the night and putting himself back to sleep ON HIS OWN!!! I wasn’t going in to try and feed him back to sleep, I wasn’t going in period! It was amazing, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Annie told me it would take 4-6 weeks to get our child on a good nap schedule, and here we are about 4 weeks in and he is doing so much better! He completely sleeps through the night 6:45 pm-7 am, and IF he wakes at all during this time he is right back asleep in under 5 minutes ( I can count on one hand how many times that has happened in these last 4 weeks). He is really starting to get the hang of his naps too which helps me out a TON with my home business. I can finally schedule studio photos while he is asleep or meet with clients in my home to show them their photos while he naps! The best bit of all….. my husband and I finally have our nights back to ourselves to enjoy dinner together, a movie or just relax in our backyard. We can go out for a nice dinner or go out somewhere and not worry that the baby will wake up for the babysitter and they won’t know how to console him. It’s amazing knowing that he will sleep and we can have a “date” night again! I also love the fact that i no longer have to rely on my concealer every morning to cover my dark circles…. cause guess what?!?! They are gone! Annie not only helped my child to sleep better and help him learn his own soothing techniques but she helped me and my husband to sleep! She also helped our marriage; I finally have time for myself, my business and my husband. WE finally have time together and it’s quality time! Thank you Annie for everything! You truly have been a gift to our family!