Post # 1
Fiance and I are watching our weekly podcast and one of the stories being covered is about girls hitting puberty at age 7. That seems crazy to me! I was 11 when I got my first period and looking back, I was freakin terrified. I actually hid it from my mom for a while because I knew she’d tell everyone (my family is VERY open) and I was super embarassed.
So, how old were you when Aunt Flo first made an appearance? Were you as freaked out as I was?
Post # 3
@UpstateCait: I believe I was 11 too, I remember it was in sixth grade right before a school dance. I was freaked out too because it almost started a month or two before but held off a little bit longer and it was so weird. My mom wrote down the date and was so excited but I did ask her because I was so freaked out and didn’t know what to do.
And yeah, I heard about puberty hitting earlier too and 7 does seem crazy young to me.
Post # 4
I think I was 10, but for some reason I can’t remember exactly!!! 7 seems insane.
Post # 5
I was 11. I had it once or twice and then not again until I was almost 14. It was weird.
ETA: I wasn’t freaked out at all, I was so excited. My friends had started getting theirs and it was practically all they talked about at recess; I wanted to join in lol
Post # 6
I was 10 and it was awful! My mom called all of her friends and told them. I was not impressed. haha.
Post # 6
I was 11 too. It was at my school’s christmas fair when I was in 6th grade. I really wasn’t scared. Just a little embarassed to tell my mom. But I had to tell her so we could leave because I was in PAIN. I ended up going on the pill when I was only 14because my cramps were so terrible every time I got my period.
I have a friend who got her period at 8. Her mom hadn’t talked to her about it yet because she was so young. She didn’t know what it was and asked her dad for a band aid!
Post # 7
I was really late. Like 14 or 15. I hated it because all of my friends had theirs and I wanted mine so bad so I could join in on the discussion when they talked about it.
Post # 8
Lol i feel like a little late bloomer than the rest of you, I started mine the month I turned 13, but that was pretty average for my group of friends.
Post # 9
Also… the reason a lot of girls are getting their period early is because of the hormones that are put in our food and drinks these days. I’m not really into organic eating but I probably will give my daughters organic milk because apparently the hormones they give to cows are really strong.
Post # 10
I was 11 in 6th grade as well. I remember being scared and embarassed, but my mom was really good about it and then it just became one of those things that you have to live with as a woman. I think it took me until I was about 20 to stop being embarassed about buying tampons though lol.
Post # 11
It was the week I turned 13, we had just moved across the country, living in corporate housing and I remember the SEARING PAIN like it was yesterday. Advil wouldn’t touch it and I couldn’t sleep so I stayed up all night watching a Scooby Doo Marathon on Cartoon Network. LOL
Post # 12
@linz09: Yep, I tried to avoid those phone calls by hiding it.
@Moose1209: Oh my! That must have been weird for him.
Post # 13
…I was seven. My mom was an early bloomer, too. I didn’t even know it for years, though. It was light, and I just thought everybody got brown stuff on their panties every once in a while.
Post # 14
I was 13 possibly even 14.
I have a friend whose father made an announcement to the entire family, like grandparents, aunts, cousins, basically everyone. I would have been mortified. It is absolutely no one else’s business what is going on with my body.
Post # 15
I was 12 and in 7th grade. All my friends had already had theirs (and their boobs) for a while, so I was all “Hells yes, my boobs are on their way!”
What a stupid kid I was. Lol. Boobs are so not worth the monthly annoyance.