Re: First period
I remember the day too, 36 years ago. It was the night before the first day at a new school...I was nervous, and I had been in a foreign country for the last five years, and felt like a real dork. That night I got the weirdest backache, and my mom told it me it was probably nerves...
Well, about an hour into the first day, it started. I was wearing white pants, and my mother never had told me anything. I went to the girls room and saw blood, I was shocked and too embarrassed to ask anyone. I made it all the way through the whole day with those cheap wax paper-like bathroom sheets, rode my bike home 2 1/2 miles and rushed into the bathroom.
My mom had a kit under the sink with the instructions, and to the day we have never spoken of periods at all.
Thank goodness things have changed, and new we can talk about this. You will probably have some pretty clear signs before it happens...Good luck!