Post # 1
Yea, title sums it up. I’m not ready for this….I mean, she’s only 9. Yes, huge breast run in my family. Yes, I’m a woman so I should know that it was coming. Yes, I’m a nurse so I should know better….but that doesn’t mean I’m ready. What am I gonna do. I mean, she’s only 9. She still likes her Barbie dolls. We went to walmart to look at the training bras and I almost fainted in the store. She was so excited, “Mom, this one is purple, this one is green your favorite color, this one has stripes, ooohhh this one has little pads in it, this one has panties to match!!” WHAT!!!! Why does a 9 year old need her panties to match her bra. I can’t handle this. I’m a cool and collected person, but my little person is supposed to stay little forever….right? Oh God!!! Next, she’ll get her cycle, then she’ll start liking boys, then…..Oh God…….She’ll want to know about….SEX!!!! **faints**
Post # 2
I was shocked and dismayed at how hard it was to find training bras that weren’t padded. I can see some lining so nipples aren’t poking through, but why the hell do they even make full-on padded push-up training bras? Also, I’m sure you know this but if they’re actual hormonal breasts (as opposed to baby fat boobies) she is probably going to start getting periods within the year. So uhh… yeah. You’ve pretty much entered the 7th ring of hell. It should get better in 8 or 9 years so keep your chin up!
Post # 3
LOL at the tags.
You sound like you know what’s coming and just need to vent about it. Carry on!
Post # 4
But seriously, everything will be fine 🙂 I’m sure you’re a wonderful mom who’s putting an amazing head on her shoulders. And you’ll be there to support and guide her through all of these changes. Just make sure that she sends any jerks packing.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2017 - Ceremony and Reception: Historic mansion on the water
Haha! Children grow up fast, don’t they? We all make it through. Hang in there!
Post # 6
I remember my 9 year old self, and while I didn’t have breasts just yet, I think I got them at 10, I was anything but excited about them. None of my friends had them and worse of all, I hated shopping for them (I still do a decade and a half later). But you can do it 🙂 at least she’s excited about it. I definitely wouldn’t worry about the matching panties though, I don’t even match.
Post # 7
They are def not baby fat boobies so Im dreading this oncoming cycle.
Post # 8
I developed super young, got my period at ten!
Post # 9
Does she know about periods and everything? Maybe you could slowly start talking about it so she’s not scared the first time it happens. Looks like you’ll have to have that talk soon anyway! May as well open the door so she knows she can come to you.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 10
I kinda wish my mom was as cool and open-minded as you when I started hitting puberty (we’re Asians, so yeahhh). 🙂 Those were such awkward stages! I’m sure you’ll handle everything well. Good luck!
Anyway, I’d rather my future daughter be all super excited than embarrassed and quiet about buying bras (me! haha).
Post # 11
- Wedding: December 2014 - Maui
I started growing boobs at 11 but didn’t start my period until I was just shy of 14. 🙁
Post # 12
Both of my girls started wearing bras at 9. The youngest is 9 now. I put her in sports bras. The 11 year old, who has a little more boob, is allowed to wear a little padding. Mainly because all the ones in her size only come that way.
I would go ahead and start working in the your body will change talks. Because I have the older daughter, my younger daughter already knows a good bit more than some 9 year olds.
Also, the 11 year old is in 5th grade and they did the puberty class in health ed this year, the videos on this site are the ones they were shown. It actually told me some things I didn’t know, or had never thought about anyway.
Post # 13
Aww, good luck with what’s to come! It sounds like your daughter is having fun with it (there are very few fun things about being a tween so that’s good!) and you are being supportive, so puberty has started off right!
Post # 14
Man, I’m jealous. No bobbies for until I was in my late 20’s. In undergrad I would wear a padded sport bra because it gave me something. Good luck!! She is lucky to have such a concerned mom!
Post # 15
I started wearing a bra when I was about 9, but I remember knowing exactly when my breasts were developing – I was 7. They ached, they felt lumpy and it was just such an alien time.
The BEST thing about all this was that I told my mum they were aching, and she was amazing. She told me all about boobs and that they were starting to develop, and we even went over to a family friend’s house, where the daughter was about 15 and we all sat down as girls and chatted about it and shared experiences. I will forever be thankful that my mother made me feel like talking about my bodily changes was the most normal thing in the world.
From my position, I’d let her know that you are excited and happy with her, and not shocked or scared. Talk to her about boobs, and that whilst they’ll keep growing until she is 21, they’re doing all the prep work now.
I got my period at 11, nearly 12, and because of my positive experience surrounding breasts I knew I could talk to mum about that. She immediately helped me out and showed me how to use pads etc, and it made us stronger.
She is going to need bras, and she is going to have sex (although not for a while!). I can imagine how terrifying it is to think about all that, but it’s life. I say share it! She will thank you for it and when she has a daughter she’ll be as great as you.