A Few Words About Alison Milam – Newmarket, NH
Hi, my name is Alison Milam and I live in Seacoast New Hampshire with my husband Tyler, our daughter Sophie and our beloved dog Rocky.
In August of 2018 we became first time parents. Ten fingers, ten toes, her Daddy’s nose- perfection. The first weeks were challenging, amazing, exciting…and also exhausting. We googled, read books and asked friends and family- will we ever sleep again? We assumed, like all of our friends, that we had to adjust to our new normal. That parenthood meant no sleep. I was once so tired that I misplaced my car keys, only to find them later in the refrigerator.
Prior to becoming parents- we were sleep people. We went to bed early, took our fair share of daytime naps on the weekends and tiredness was always a trigger for grumpiness. This no sleep thing was NOT GOOD. To make it worse…Tyler had already returned to work and I had just one short month before I returned to work myself. How could I function back at work like this? I could barely muster a shower, getting dressed and maybe 2 hours at a time of nighttime sleep.
At the urging of a friend, I reached out to Sleep Wise for a no commitment evaluation call. We were not super hopeful that anyone could help and I was still really scared about the “Cry It Out” methods I had heard about. My friend assured me that sleep training and “Cry It Out” did not have to be synonymous- Sleep Wise had worked for her and her baby without it! During our evaluation phone call, we learned that parenthood did not have to mean sleepless nights and that Sleep Wise would create a plan tailored just for our baby. We were so excited at the prospect of a good night’s sleep and couldn’t wait to give it a shot. We had nothing to lose.
A couple of weeks passed and much to our surprise Sophie began to sleep through the night. I remember the first night she did it, I woke up and there was daylight in our bedroom. I hadn’t been up once since the night before and I couldn’t help but wonder: was the monitor working? Had I missed her cries? I panicked, woke my husband and raced into her nursery to find that she was still peacefully sleeping. Best day ever! I could not believe it. I wanted to shout from the rooftops and tell every tired parent I knew.
I am so excited for the opportunity to help another family, maybe yours? I’ve been in your shoes and know what a toll exhaustion can take on all aspects of your life. Turns out a well rested baby is not only a happy baby, but a happy family!
My family loves a good adventure: traveling, hiking and fly-fishing to name a few. We can still do all of the things we love because Sophie sleeps predictably and reliably. Sleep skills to last a lifetime can be found here at Sleep Wise, my family is living proof. If you’re on the fence, hop on over for a free evaluation call- you won’t regret it! E-mail me to get started at: amilam∂sleepwiseconsulting.com.
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This package is a perfect way to give your little one a head start on learning great sleep skills. This package is appropriate for babies up to 6 weeks old.
This package is specifically designed for babies 2-3 months old and is based on no-cry sleep solutions.
This package is specifically designed for babies who need a little help adjusting their daytime and nighttime sleep patterns.
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