Michelle, her husband Jeff and their
children Abigail and Luke
Photography by Sarah Jane Thorington
The Studio By the Sea
I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for us. Last night, the babies settled in after about half an hour of fussiness. They slept in four-hour stretches, and ate a minimum of 3.5 oz (even Deniz!). They were peaceful and happy at the 7am feeding, and again fell asleep after a brief play-time. They are now in the 10am-1pm stretch, taking their 2 hours of nap after a half-hour play session with the grandparents. This is heaven! I will give your information to another friend who just had twins. I am even thinking about standing in Harvard Sq. and handing out your card to every pregnant woman or family with newborns :)
Michelle's advice and wisdom literally changed our lives! My husband and I were overwhelmed when we brought our preemie twins home. We could never get them to sleep at the same time, and as a result, we were at our wit's end! We had no structure, no schedules, and no sleep! And worst of all, we had no idea how to get things under control. Enter Michelle. In one afternoon she helped us get on the road to establishing good sleep habits with our boys and got us on a feeding schedule. She shared tips and tricks for everything from nighttime feedings to how to read a baby's cues/needs, to how to help an infant self soothe. She returned in 3 days to check on us and answer additional questions of ours. By then, we were already on our way to a much better routine for all of us. I feel confident and empowered after working with Michelle--she is an absolutely invaluable and amazing resource. Every new mom would benefit from her services--I cannot recommend her highly enough.