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Growing up, I learned a lot of information from my sister, Sarah. She paved the way for me and that made me feel more at ease about all the changes I was going through.

 

I remember hearing my sisters first period stories. I was probably in third or fourth grade. For some reason, I already knew what a period was; the knowledge was just already there. I was always surrounded by women (my aunts, my cousins, my sister, my mom) so I guess before it happened to my sister, it must have been something we discussed casually. My mom yelled at her because she thought that my sister spilled make-up all over her white shorts. Little did she know it was not make-up!

 

I dont clearly remember getting my first period. My mom didnt prepare me, but I dont think I necessarily needed preparation because I had already witnessed my sister going through it. I do recall that I was in sixth grade, and it happened in May. I was pretty ready for it to come. I remember talking to my friends about it, hoping to become "grown up" soon. When it happened, I told my mom, sister, and grandma. Then I told some friends, and soon enough, everyone knew. I didnt really care about them knowing. I wasnt ashamed.

 

My mom told me to wear pads until I felt comfortable enough to use tampons. That lasted one month. In June, I had a dance recital, and I couldnt wear underwear; I had to try using tampons. I read the instructions in my bathroom, tried all of the different positions, and finally got it in. But I realized something was not right. I asked my sister if I was supposed to keep the entire tampon inside of me. She told me to only use the cotton part; the other part was the applicator, used to help with insertion. I took it out and tried again. This time it was more comfortable and eventually I got the hang of it.

 

 

After getting my period, I felt older because I had been told that getting your period is a sign of maturing; I was growing up. Getting my period was not exactly what I thought it would be. I had to learn to deal with it, and I have. Looking back, one thing about getting your period that I do admire is that it is a bridge from adolescence to womanhood, and that is vital to many young girls while growing up.

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swimmergirl16
swimmergirl16
Posted July 24, 2014
I got it last night at my g-mas house and all of my family was staying over at her house and I got it. I told my sis and she told my mom who shoved me into the bathroom and told me to wipe and make sure. There was nothing. So I got home and wiped and there was pink and put on a pad. When I woke up there was nothing so I took it off. Then I had a really BAD headache and went to the bathroom I wiped and there it was on the tp and my underwear so now I'm just changing it eevery like 4-5 hours because it is a heavy color but its only getting very little on the pad. Is that normal? Somebody help
Beentheregirl56
Beentheregirl56
Posted July 24, 2014
I got mine about 2 years ago and when I got that in my under wear I got my period about a year later. And you don't want you period it sux??
MySweetOreo
MySweetOreo
Posted July 24, 2014
I have a older sister so I won't always go to my mom.(unless it serious)
OyLei2004
OyLei2004
Posted July 24, 2014
Hi I'm Haley. I had my first period 2 days ago. And before I've been experiencing some white discharge.
Posted July 24, 2014
I got my period a month before my 12th birthday. My mom got her's right after she turned 11, she got really nervous when I didn't get mine right away and took me to the doctor to make sire all was well, that was AWFUL! I really wish she hadn't made me so nervous. Anyways, I eventually had a but of spotting,and then I got my period a couple month later. One morning in May, I woke up (I had fallen asleep on the couch, because had felt sick the night before) and my brother was watching Avitar, something funny happened, and I laughed until I sneezed... Then it happened, only I thought I had peed my pants! I rushed to the bathroom and discovered what had really happened... To this day,I laugh whenever I watch Avitar lol
_jaslopez
_jaslopez
Posted July 24, 2014
When I got my first period I was scared to death. I was 11 years old and I did not know what to do. I was in the toilet and I wiped myself and there was blood everywhere. I thought I hit myself on something cause I didn't know what to do. I hid this from my mom and sister. They found out the next day and my sister told me congratulations because I was finally a lady! Now I'm 16 years old and I hate my period to be honest lol. I started crying that day because that was weird for me
pecocklover123
pecocklover123
Posted July 24, 2014
I got my first period on June 23rd 2014. At first since i was 13 i thought it could not have come soon enough. I am still waiting for my second one to come. Whoever is new and cant wait for yours, let me stop you right there. It is so much more work than you think. Every two hours i had to check my pad and not to mention i had summer school and i was in gymnastics for the 8th year and swimming. Of course i had to have my period on the days i was going to go swimming. Just my luck. So if u are new and exiceted for your period to come, just wait and it will come when it is ready. Dont feel pressured that all your classmates have theirs and you dont. Just wait
Lovinggirl12
Lovinggirl12
Posted July 24, 2014
I haven't started my period yet and I just turned 13 this month! I have all the signs so I know it will come soon! I'm scared that it might come at a bad time. I have discharge so bad that it actually leaked through on the seat at school once. I haven't asked my mom for pantiliners although I need them super bad!
SummerLuver17
SummerLuver17
Posted July 24, 2014
Next month it will be three years since I got my first period when I was 14 back in 2011. I was a late bloomer, and it sucked because during all my Middle School years when I was 12-13 I really wanted my period and all my friends had gotten it already. All the women in my family got it when they were 13, and it seemed like I would never get mine. But then, one day, when I was least expecting it, I got it, and it was on the first day of high school. I came home from school, did some homework, but during the whole day my 'lower stomach' hurt, yet I had no idea it was my period coming. Anyways, in the afternoon I went to bed to lie down because I was feeling so bad.
SummerLuver17
SummerLuver17
Posted July 24, 2014
Then I felt something heavy flowing from down there, so I went to the bathroom, and there it was: a dark brown spot. I wasn't so sure if it really was my period, but when I kept wiping and later on when it kept flowing, I had no doubt about it. It was such a special, weird feeling when I realized the big moment had come! I hesitated to tell my mom, but I told her, changed to some pads, and took some painkillers. It turned out to be the worst period ever from all the ones I had since then! I had sooooo much pain, too much blood, and terrible headaches. I missed some days from the first week of high school. Even though it took me a while to get used to it every month (it then became irregular) I still think it's special getting a period because it shows that you are on the brink of womanhood :)
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