Welcome back to 100 Pregnancy Challenge a.k.a Herbal
Medicine. Cause every challenge need a catchy theme.
Flora Solei is a single mom recently moved to Laguna Isla
and she accepted the challenge in exchange of waiving her
fees. Last chapter her third pregnancy resulted in a
beautiful baby girl named Eucalyptus. Euca is Flora’s fifth
child and third girl, her father is the genie.
Flora looked into Euca’s eyes as she settled her newest
daughter in the crib. She watched her baby in stunned
disbelief, a genie was her father, Flora’s had even known
it was possible. She gently stroked Euca’s cheek with
her thumb. She would have to figure out a way to tell
her when Euca got old enough.
Arnica, Borage and Chamomile
came home from their first day
of school right as Euca got
settled in her crib. They were
tired from the long day, but
Another little boy came off the bus after Flora’s three ran
into the house. Arnica had asked Orion Starr over. He
was the only other kid in school that lived on the island,
the rest of the kids were from neighboring towns.
“We should be best friends forever!” Arnica exclaimed
“I don’t know.” Orion shuffled his feet on the carpet.
“You might give me cooties, Borage said you had
“I don’t have cooties, only babies have cooties.”
“I guess we can be friends then.” Orion smiled shyly.
“Hey Ben.” Flora said, “I’m surprised to see you again so soon.”
“Yeah, umm how do I say this, Armando told me about the challenge you were doing and
I wanted to know if you needed help.”
“Really?” Flora was dumbstruck, Avri and Derek both had needed convincing to help out.
“Yes, I think you’re nice enough, and good with your kids. I don’t want anything long
lasting, I don’t think we’re a good match, but it would be nice to have a kid. I’ll pay child
“You don’t have to do that, come inside, we’ll talk more when I get the kids in bed.”
Flora and Ben talked, while she supervised the kids,
making sure each did their homework and got ready
for bed. Dill and Euca were already both settled for
At last the kids were asleep. Flora took Ben up on his
offer, it was nice of him in an odd way. She did
convince him that he didn’t have to pay child support
as long as he was around for his child like Derek was for
Euca’s crying woke her up the next morning. She
didn’t feel pregnant, after three pregnancies she
knew how it felt. She soothed her youngest she
would have to tell him they needed to try again.
“Good morning Flora!” Ben said cheerfully after the
older kids had left for school.
“Good morning.” She replied with a weak smile, “Um,
last night didn’t work.”
“What do you mean?”
“I didn’t get pregnant. We need to try again.”
“I have to go to work in an hour, Flora.”
“I know, please Ben?”
Ben left for work while Flora took care of Euca. Her
stomach was already upset.
“Thank Boolprop.” She told her tiny daughter who
cooed in response, “Ben’s nice enough, but a bit
Arnica, Borage and Chamomile came home from school the
straight As. Flora was talking with Amin, another man from
Bluewater exploring Laguna Isle. Flora clapped and cheered for
each child and then sent inside to do their homework.
“You might as well stay for dinner, Amin.” She said
turning back to the man.
“Thank you, I’ll be glad to.” Amin chuckled, “Usually I
just get takeout, it’ll be nice to have something
cooked for once.”
Flora whipped up some grilled cheese. Her stomach
growled audibly, she was craving the greasy
goodness. But she had to save some room for cake,
Dill and Euca both had birthday’s tonight.
Euca was up first, Derek couldn’t make it to see Dill
until later in the evening.
Euca had a good blend of both her parents. Like her
siblings she wasn’t very neat, but very playful and sweet
“Finally you’re here, I was beginning to worry.” Flora
said greeting Derek.
“Sorry, had to stay at work late.”
“Come inside, everything’s all ready.”
Flora woke Dill up from is nap and carried him to
the birthday cake. Her kids were growing up so
Dill squatted down and then jumped up with all his
might. His dad and siblings cheering on behind
“Dill, hug your dad then up to bed with you.”
Momma said after he finished his birthday cake.
His sisters and brother were already in bed.
“I love you Dad.” He said giving his dad a quick
hug and then he ran upstairs. He was gonna get
to sleep in Momma’s big bed all by himself.
“You okay Derek?” Flora asked as she cleaned up
the mess from dinner and the birthdays.
“I’m fine, Flora.” He said wiping his eyes, “We had a
fine boy together that’s all.”
“Yes we did, Dill’s a good boy.”
Dill heard his parents talking downstairs and smiled
to himself. It was nice having his dad around all the
time and always coming to his birthday. He wonder
briefly about his older siblings’ father. He had never
seen him, but he could share his dad a little. If they
were nice to him.
“Yay! It’s raining!” Chamomile cheered looking out the window,
“Maybe Momma won’t make us go to school!”
“She won’t care if we get wet.” Borage grumbled, “She makes us
“Yeah, Chamomile, their not going to close school just ‘cause it
rained.” Arnica said sticking out her tongue.
Chamomile stuck out her tongue back, there was nothing wrong
with hoping they got to miss school.
She definitely was pregnant now all doubts removed.
“Momma play toilet.” Euca cooed happily playing in the
weeds that always seemed to dominate the bathroom.
“Momma’s going to have another baby Euca.”
“Hehe ‘nother Euca!”
Flora started on Euca’s skills as quickly as she could. She
was feeling good but her pregnancy would all too soon
start to drain all her energy.
Luckily Euca was a quiet child, once she settled
down for a nap; Flora was able to make a quick
bite to eat.
She had scarcely finished her meal when her latest child
decided to make itself known.
“Race you to the door!” Arnica shouted to her siblings still
getting off the bus.
“Not fair!” Borage whined, “You got a head start!”
“Momma, Momma! I got an A+!”
“Great Borage! Go play while Momma’s busy
“Okay! Chamomile I got an A+!” Borage
shouted running off.
“Momma I’m confused what does it matter that Susan
has oranges and Tom had apples?”
“Well. . . Dill let’s see what you got.” Flora did her best to
help her kids with homework. Math was never her best
subjects. But she managed to get her kids through.
“I want to join the school sumo team!” Borage said
“You’re too skinny Borage you’ll get squished.” Chamomile
“I know I’ll eat Arnica’s helping too and then I’ll get nice
“No Borage, leave your sister’s plate alone. You’re the
perfect size for a boy your age.” Flora smiled.
Dill got up early the next morning. He hadn’t noticed
the trees out back until just now.
“Don’t worry trees.” He told them as he spray the bugs
off them. “I’ll take care of you now.”
Flora slept through the older kids getting up and going to
school. The baby woke her up kicking her stomach fiercely.
“Only one more day and then I get a little bit of a break.” She
told herself. She hadn’t done any looking for the father of her
next baby. She should probably get on that, but it would be nice
having a little break from being pregnant.
As luck would have it , there was a gentleman she had never seen before
walking on the sidewalk.
“Hi!’ She said brightly, “I’m Flora Solei I haven’t seen you around here
“Amin Chin.” He replied shaking her offered hand, “I don’t come over very
often. I’m an architect, I was hired to look for a place to build a playground.”
“Really? My kids would love that.” She smiled, if she ever felt up to taking
them to a park.
“I’ll admit I’ve never designed a playground before.”
Amin admitted, “You have kids?”
“Five with another on the way.” She said rubbing her
“Is there a mister Solei?”
“Not at the moment.” She said softly, taking his hand
Amin left after a short date, it was getting late and
he still had a lot of ground to survey. Flora getting
mind too much her hands were about to be full as
the kids came home from school.
The girls were all up early the next morning. The
older girls enjoyed a little time with their youngest
sister. Euca babbled and talked constantly often
about nothing in particular.
After the kids left for school, Flora
spent the day playing with Euca and
teaching her the last little bit. Of
course getting her to stop talking
enough to teach her to walk was a
bit of a challenge.
She settled Euca for a nap and went to get the paper.
Her contractions started abruptly as she bent down.
At the same moment the school bus pulled up and the kids
began getting off. Including their friend Orion.
“Look Arnica Momma’s having another baby” Chamomile
pointed out nonchalantly.
Another little girl, “Hi there Foxglove.” Flora smiled,
Foxglove had brown hair like Ben with Flora’s eyes. “Say
hi to your siblings.”
That’s it for this chapter. Nothing too exciting. Ben’s a bit of an odd one,
but I guess it takes all kinds right? The older kids bring Orion Starr home
almost everyday they’re all becoming very close friends which is nice to
see. His sisters are going to be joining him in school so we’re bound to
see more playmates coming home. Arnica, Borage and Chamomile
become teens next chapter thankfully. It’s very hard for Flora to manage
on her own. My sister Treesaretasty picked out the name this round. I
wanted Flax or Fennel, but there’s always another baby right?
Foxglove is mainly used to treat heart
failure and other heart problems.
And it’s pinkish purple which is cool.
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