Last night it finally hit me - my DD was experiencing PMS for the first time! All this week she has been moody, she has had a few pimples, but I didn't think much of it until yesterday. We were shopping at a sporting goods store and she wanted to look at the boxing stuff. She said she felt like she wanted to something, which is unusual for my quiet child. Then when we got home, she was craving chocolate like a wild woman. She "needed" chocolate. Then BAM - it hit me that she just had PMS for the first time - moody, breakouts, cravings and anger.
My DD is 13 and has always been very small and the doctors thought it would be another year before her cycle would start. Now that I am seeing well defined PMS, I wonder if Aunt Flo will soon be visiting for the time.
Can you remember the days before your DD had her first period? Where there signs it was coming? Oh how I dread this. My periods have always been so rough - lots of cramping, low blood pressure to point of fainting, horrible PMS (I was dx with PMDD years ago). My girl as a low pain tolerance and is a bit of drama queen when it comes to feeling poorly.
Moms, make me feel better :-)