She has also be cramping and has had occasional spotting. I bought her some pantiliners. The hair on her legs is getting darker. She has some little hairs in her pits and she says (I don't want to see it!) she is growing some "down there too".
Dd just recently turned 10 like two weeks ago. The budding and cramping started around Christmas. The one that caught me off guard is the smell coming from her pits. Yuck. Off to buy her some deodorant in the morning. My baby is definitely not a baby anymore. She is in full fledged puberty.
I'm so sad. :-(
Thanks so much ladies for sharing your tips and own tales of pubescent woes. At least I don't feel so alone. I've been letting dd read this with me and she is glad to see it isn't unusual for someone her age to be going through this.