Celebrating Baby’s First Birthday – Lindi

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I’m so happy to feature another little girl in this series!

Little Lindi is so precious … she together with her mom San-Mari has been through so much this past year – they really had lots to celebrate on Lindi’s First Birthday last month. San-Mari was kind enough to share her story with us and this is what she had to say:

1 .What would you say has been the most challenging part of the past year for you?

The most challenging thing would be coming to terms with our little girls diagnoses, as we had to make a few life-altering decisions….Its been a rough year with this lillte one. She was diagnosed with an immune deficiency and i resigned from work to take care of her. I started my own business selling modern cloth nappies to just keep our heads above the water.

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2. What has been the most rewarding part of this past year for you? 

The most rewarding thing was to see her interact with her brother who is 3 years old. Only he can make her laugh non stop!

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3. Tell me a bit about your business and how you got about starting it up and how do you juggle working while being a Mommy? 

I started cloth diapering with Lindi to save us some money as I was no longer working. I soon fell in love with modern cloth nappies, so much so that i decided to sell modern cloth nappies and so Happy Fluff started. I also go to mommies to show them all the different types of modern cloth nappies available. Best to see and touch modern cloth before you buy them. I never thought it would be hard working from home, but I was so wrong. I never thought it would be a mission to play and teach my little baby girl while trying to run a business. I soon realised that I had to set out certain days to focus on business.

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4. Have you done anything special to record baby’s milestones (sitting up, crawling, first tooth etc) throughout this year? 

It actually started when my firstborn little boy was born… no wait when I found out I was pregnant. I started keeping a diary of all the pregnancy milestones. When he was born I could not stop the diary so i continued.  I thought I would stop when he turned one. Yet again i could not stop writing in the diary. So it just overflowed into my baby girls pregnancy and her first year. I still don’t know when i’m going to stop keeping these diaries. I kept the front page open to one day write a letter to them when i do decide to give it to them.

5. Is there anything new that you’ve learnt about yourself since you’ve become a parent? 

 I learned that i can be so determined to do something that i actually lose focus. I really want to make Happy Fluff work but never at the cost of family time.

6. Your baby is now officially a toddler! Are you ready for what this new chapter has to bring – walking, running, talking and the good old tantrums 🙂 ? 

If Lindi is anything like her brother I will be ready with a bucket of water.  She has just started to walk so I have my hands full already. We are super blessed to have both of them in our lives even with all the ups and downs.

7.What plans do you have for your little ones first birthday party (if you are having one)? Are you going with a theme or not?

We are not big on birthday celebrations but now that we have kids we love that birthday excitement they have. She is still so small and she cant really play on her own, but we planned a birthday party for her, because she turned our lives upside down and showed us what it really means to believe!

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