california-mom (1154.8 days ago) I was 10. I told my mom I had cancer of the vagina lol! I knew about periods and was expecting it but didnt realize it could come so soon.
carolinababy1 (1155 days ago) I was 12 and I didn`t know what that brown stuff was in my panties for a few days then probably about the 3rd day, I asked my older sister what her`s looked like when it came on and thats how I found out. She then yelled down the stairs to my mom that I had started my period. My mom`s new boyfriend was in the house. Thanks a lot sis for embarassing the hell out of me. I used to be embarassed to change my pads in school, lol, how lame? And I hid my body under jackets even in the spring time when it was getting pretty hot. I didn't get comfortable with showing my "womanly" curves until 11th grade. My female friends kinda boosted my confidence-telling me I had a pretty shape and pretty legs. And of course the boys were noticing but I still didn't like being looked at like a piece of meat. I'm 27 and I still don't.
t555rm (1155.1 days ago) I had just turned 10 and 2 days later got my period. I was at home in the bathroom, and remember seeing blood in my panties and calling for my mom. I wasn`t scared tho` coz I knew what it was already. Being the youngest of allthe girls in my neighborhood, I always heard them talk about it like it was a big deal LOL. My mom was yet to bring that topic up with me. So I felt all grown up and important haha and couldn`t wait to tell the girls that I was now officially one of them, an adult LOL. Oh how naive ! But my body changed so fast with it. The boys would pass comments about how `matured` I looked and I remember being cornered by some in school. My mind hadn`t matured and I`d be so scared when they teased me. I had no clue what they were implying but I knew it wasn`t good. Aah those days. It`s funny now=)
Baby Bliss (1155.1 days ago) I was 9 years old in 4th grade. Yes 4th grade. I remeber not knowing what the hell it was so I just stuffed toilet paper in my panties and never told a soul. It was really light and irregular so it wasnt until I was 10 going on 11 years old that I told me mom because I stained my pants and she made a huge deal out of it and told the whole family. I was sooo embarrased. I was mad at her for that. I thought that my breast would get huge nothing and still at 22 and after pregnancy nothing. Booo I think they say the earlier you get your period, the earlier you go through menopause. I now look at 9 year old lil girls and think there is no way I was getting my period at that time. I was still playing with barbies Geez
Str8 As (1155.1 days ago) Exactly one month after my 11th birthday. I had no clue it happened. I went to the bathroom after playing outside and saw spotting. I called for my mom and she gave me a pantyliner. She had already had the talk with me, so I didn`t trip. She made this big deal over (like calling everybody in the family!). I remember being mad because I was `mature` now. The good thing is I never really suffered with cramping....and they are irregular (not really a good thing all the time) it just has a mind of its own I guess :-p
SarahLJ - TTC2 (1155.1 days ago) I was 13 years old and it was the summer holidays, I was out riding my bike my sister and two boys that we were frinds with at the time. I had a slight belly ache and went to the toilet saw the blood and paniced. Put tissue in my underwear and went back outside to play on my bike again. Half hour later I had the most terrible cramps and made my excuses and went back home. It wasn`t until that night that my dad wanted me to take a bath and I refused because I didn`t want anybody to know about it and I didn`t feel well at all. He got so angry and mad at me and dumped me in the bath of cold water fully clothed. I was distraughted and I cried. It was then when my mum came and tried to calm me down and ask what had happened that I told her. She just helped me deal with it and moved her supply of pads into the bathroom so that I could use them when ever I needed too. I used to hide my breasts in big baggy clothes I didn`t want to be a woman and I was so embarrased by my body.
Faith-star-x (1155.1 days ago) It was awful! i was 9yrs old and a bridesmaid at my aunties wedding wearing white silk tights!!!!!! went to the toilet and there it was, i didnt tell anybody til 2 days later lol, just kept pinching my older sisters pads, my bb`s grew to a 34c and they have never gone smaller than a 34d now!
jaychay (1155.1 days ago) i was 10 when i first got mine.
Rubes (1155.1 days ago) I was 10 and the 2nd person my year to get it. I woke up in the morning, went to the toilet, and noticed blood in my knickers. I knew that it was my period but hadn`t expected it so early, so screamed MUM! Lol did the same thing when my pregnancy test came back positive. Lol.
mjs (1155.2 days ago) I was 11 and felt it in class. I NEVER asked to go to the bathroom so when I did the teacher (female) sort of knew. Of course I was wearing white pants (not exactly the cool girl!) but God blessed me with light periods so it didn`t seem to be a big deal. My mom was a Junior High teacher so when I showed up after school she took on look at me and knew (HOW?!?!). She sent me to the bathroom with supplies, kind of scary for an 11 year old in the Junior High bathroom taking care of womenly business! That is where I learned most of the `four letter words` writen on the walls. HA!
mommyof2soon (1155.2 days ago) I was 11 and at school. I went to the school nurse and got some pads. I was one of the first to start so it was really embarrising(sp)
marli (1155.2 days ago) Is it weird that I don`t remember??!! I have no clue how old I was but i`m pretty sure I was in Junior High (7th or 8th) grade.
BrookeAmber (1155.2 days ago) I didn`t get mine until I was almost 16-- I was so excited when it finally came :) I was starting to think that I wasn`t sposto be a girl.
Lou-Li-Ro (1155.2 days ago) I was 12 and I was at home at the time. I went to the loo and there it was!! :S I remember feeling very nervous and anxious. I didn`t want to grow up. I loved being a kid and I was afraid of growing up. I knew it meant I was on the way to growing up.
BabyBsmomma (Joni) (1155.2 days ago) It was 7th grade, the day before THanksgiving Vacation ( i still remember what i was wearing) i was so scared to tell my mom, i hid it from her for 6 months and would just take her or my sisters `products` when it was that time!
DiandClover (1155.2 days ago) It was the summer of grade 6 (going to 7th), and I was home. Yellow shorts - eep! Lucky I was just home wth my friend Tanya. She was two years older than me, and started the year before, so I just remember thinking FINALLY I am on par with my friend!! I grew to a DD cup that summer too, when I started school, people did not recognize me!