So uh, just wondering…

How many of you at BlogHer started your period early? Because I thought it was just coincidence that five of the women that I met the first night were on their period. Then there were my roommates. Then there was the girl that I pottied next to after dinner one night who’s period took her (and her white! pants!) completely by surprise.

Then there was me. I wasn’t due for another week.

And yet yesterday at the airport, SURPRISE!

I’m sure the Westin is still reeking with estrogen.


Yes, pictures are coming. SOMEONE, despite her best editing and whittling, ended up with over EIGHT HUNDRED pictures from the last five days. Yeesh.


  1. I’m just dropping by to see if you used my dancin’ shot (which, by the way, I need photo credit for :-)!

    I’m laughing about this post. I started mine EIGHT DAYS EARLY. And I am always, always, always on time.

    It’s all starting to make sense….

    Ambers last blog post..Chaos Ensues as Johnson and Children Are Grounded in Canada an Extra Day

  2. Lisa in TX says:

    Weird! I wasn’t there, but I did that each of the two cycles just before I got pregnant.

  3. No kidding, I just got out of bed because I started my period a week early and then didn’t want to go back to bed.

    Now if only I could catch some of that “skinny thighs” disease that seemed to be going around at BlogHer…

    Velveteen Mind – Megans last blog post..Welcome to the Hotel California

  4. Mine started an entire week early. It loves me. Wooo! LOL

    It was great to meet you! 🙂

  5. 800 PHOTOS????


    That would be like, 792 more than mine.

    (I doez not haz the foto skillz, yo!)

    Loralees last blog post..BlogHer ‘08 Part I: A preemptive strike and making lemonade out of the damn lemons that keep falling on your head.

  6. I haven’t had mine in fourteen months, but if I find that all that estrogen made me start again, I will cry.

    mothergoosemouses last blog post..“The Internet is not BlogHer”

  7. Was it a fool moon?

  8. That is so hilarious. I mean, not for the white pants lady but… actually, it’s not hilarious at all. It’s interesting though!

    Rachaels last blog post..Movie Monday: The Dark Knight (No Spoilers)

  9. I just checked my picture count and it was sadly no where near 800.

    I guess I’ll be linking to all of you that post them. Oh, that and I lost my camera cord.

    Headless Moms last blog post..Not Now

  10. It’s my fault. I pulled you all into my cycle. I’m the sun, and you are all in my orbit.

    Um, Megan? What is that skinny thighs disease, and how can I catch it?

    Heathers last blog post..What I Learned At BlogCamp

  11. DUDE! OMG! Mine came early too! And that is like freaking amazing seeing it was just my picture that was par-taying with the mad crazy blogging chicks and I am in AUSTRALIA!

    Truly freaking freaky!

  12. What can I say? I wasn’t even there and just got mine this morning!

    Jens last blog post..I did it!

  13. and i thought that was an old wives tale…

    magpies last blog post..Tales from San Francisco: Blogher

  14. my picture count from blogher? 0.

    oh wait, that’s cause i WASN’T THERE AGAIN!


    but apparently i was there in spirit cause i definitely started early too

    biddys last blog post..Manic Monday

  15. 1000 women and Mr. Red.

    I wasn’t there but I started too. Estrogen levels were pretty high all over the internet I guess.

    threeundertwos last blog post..Chores, Checklists, Children

  16. I was late, which was making me secretly freak out for a few days, but relief came while I was at the hotel. Weird, eh?

    Assertagirls last blog post..My journey of seven miles began with a single step.

  17. Uh, I was one of those women. I guess you get 1000 of us together and the odds of that happening are pretty darned good.

    Miss Graces last blog post..And a couple more thoughts, now that I’m starting to think

  18. Anyone ever read The Red Tent? Women who live together, and who spend a lot of time together are often on the same cycles.

    Bummer to be surprised though!

    erins last blog post..I am the Dancing Queen!

  19. i hope backpacking dad didn’t suffer from all the westin estrogen floating around…haha. i kid.

    um, could you be any cuter for using the word “pottied”???

    also? white pants? i’m CRYING for her…

    alis last blog post..i will never learn…and i suffer from the wonk-eye

  20. Synchronization of periods after only a couple of days? May those are fast moving clocks.

    Jesss last blog post..Manic Monday’s

  21. I got mine early this month also! You guys at BlogHer must have sent a wave of Estrogen across the U.S. to Texas even. wow, impressive!

    I feel for the gal with the white pants. That sucks!

    Rheas last blog post..Homer

  22. i wasn’t early, but I WAS ON IT that week!!!!!!!!

    dude, you are my dancing partner! did you see all my pics of your ass dancing???

    jennsters last blog post..why blogher is so awesome (and a little scary)

  23. Birth control makes mine come right on time, but I would have given any of it up to go to blogher!!!

    Camilles last blog post..Mike Holmes Might as Well be Superman…

  24. Mine was supposed to end the day I got to BlogHer – but it opted to stay around an extra few days. LAME.

    Rhis last blog post..Why am I dreading this?

  25. That is crazy how the estrogen sniffs each other out. This happened to me in college with my roommates. Very weird!

  26. Weird, and kinda gross. But mostly weird.

    Hippo Brigades last blog post..You’re Either In or You’re OUT

  27. Don’t even get me started on my last period that lasted an entire TWENTY DAYS.

    Olivias last blog post..The Story That Tops All Stories

  28. Not I…but I’m also pregnant. 😉

    nanettes last blog post..Picture this

  29. No. Thankfully, mine was two weeks before… so too early to come early, ya know?

    EmilyPies last blog post..The One Where I Inundate You with Photos

  30. Dude, I wasn’t even there and I had my period. WTH is that all about ? 😉

    Worker Mommys last blog post..Why stores should just stick to playing Muzak

  31. Casey I wish so much I had the chance to meet you on the weekend – I was incredibly moved by your reading and I am so glad I found this blog as a result (why yes I do live under a rock!)

    Consider me your new stalker.

    Don Mills Divas last blog post..The party’s over…

  32. Ooooh, I would NOT liked to have been a maid at the Westin, cleaning the bathrooms on Sunday after checkout.

    Jane – Mom Generationss last blog post..Pool Rules: They’re not just for kids

  33. admittedly interesting. I remember when I was in college, all 4 of my roommates and I would ovulate at the same time…one big happy party!

    DesignHER Mommas last blog post..simply sweet reviews…

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  35. Oy. I started spotting the other day. I’m pretty sure it’s early, but since it’s only month 2 of not nursing it’s only my 2nd period…so I’m not 100% sure if it’s early.

    But either way, there was A LOT of estrogen flying around and it was AWESOME.

    AMomTwoBoyss last blog post..Sometimes Life Gets In The Way

  36. I totally started mine at the airport on Sunday.

    And, now that I’ve shared that, erm, it was nice meeting you. LOL.

    Kylas last blog post..A little art show

  37. I didn’t start a cycle at BlogHer, but I sure did bloat and put on water weight going in.

    I’ve dropped 7 pounds since Thursday.

    I can’t believe I read all of the comments.

    Backpacking Dads last blog post..Do you duck and cover?

  38. Oh my gosh, that is so funny! No BlogHer Cycle here! I escaped it!

  39. Sorry, that was totally my fault. My hormones draw everyone near me onto my same schedule.

  40. *Raises hand* Me too! It was just like cheerleading camp–beyotches and blood. Totally worth it, though, unlike cheerleading camp.

    califmoms last blog post..Near and Far

  41. Sheesh I thought it was just me.

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