About Your Houston Sleep Consultant
Whitney Rich – Your Houston Sleep Consultant
I’m Whitney Rich, your Houston Sleep Consultant. I am the proud mother of my baby girl Matilda and my two step daughters Moira and Orla. I live in the Woodlands, TX with my incredibly supportive and loving husband Andy. I’ve lived in the Houston area for most of my life and received my B.S. degree from The University of Texas and my M.S. degree from the University of Colorado.
During my pregnancy I felt extremely excited and nervous at the same time. I could not wait to meet my sweet baby girl but as my due date neared, I kept hearing “enjoy your sleep now because you’re not going to get much for a long time” from friends and coworkers. I would lay awake at night wondering what my baby would look like, how her personality would be, and if she would sleep all right.
Learning About Sleep Deprivation First Hand
As a newborn, Matilda actually slept fairly well at night. But she would not nap unless she fell asleep nursing and I continued to hold her in my arms. I spent my entire maternity leave holding her and never being able to put her down. It was exhausting! She would wake up as soon as I tried to lay her down. And she would cry until I nursed her back to sleep again and continued to hold her.
Then Matilda went through a sleep regression the night before I returned to work. All of a sudden, she would not sleep at night unless someone would hold her! My husband and I took turns holding her as she slept and this went on for weeks. We became more and more sleep deprived. And we were worried about falling asleep ourselves while holding her in the middle of the night.
Sleep Training Changed Our Lives
We decided it was time for sleep training. Within a few days of working with Live Love Sleep®, Matilda was going down easily at bedtime and sleeping well at night. Then she progressed into an excellent napper which is something I thought I would never see! My husband and I were elated that we could now eat dinner together every night and spend relaxing evenings together again. We felt like we got our lives back. I also felt more engaged with my daughter as we were both well rested!
Your The Woodlands & Houston Sleep Consultant
I recommended Live Love Sleep® to all of my new mom friends and became so passionate about it that I decided to become a baby and toddler sleep consultant myself. It is such a rewarding experience to work with families and see the transformation as everyone becomes well rested! Sleep is such a critical part of life but we all take it for granted until we no longer have it.
I completely understand how exhausting and draining it can be to have a child that does not sleep well. As your Houston Sleep Consultant, I would love the opportunity to work with your family to help you get the rest you deserve! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a complimentary 15-minute Discovery Call with me today!