June 12th, 2009

Second Month

I just finished my second cycle with the cup and it was FAB.  And I never use that word...haha

On the very first day, I already had the large Lunette in since I was waiting for it.  Oh and also, I joined monthlyinfo.com and I only had recorded 2 periods on there, and my last period was really late and put me on a 38-day cycle.  I thought that was just a weird month of me stressing for finals, so when the site predicted that I would skip all of May and not have my period until June 3rd, I thought it wasn't going to happen.  Well, it happened to the DAY.  I got it in the middle of the day on June 3rd but I was all prepared for it!  Then I left it in for another 8 hours and got to change it before sleeping with it not even being close to full =)

Then the next day, I had it in for a full 12 hours, and it was full to the brim but no leaking!  How awesome is that?  I can leave the cup in for 12 hours on my heaviest day!!!  I actually thought my flow was heavy, but I guess it's really not that bad.  

Also the BEST BESTEST BEST part of it was, my cramps got SOO much better!!  I did not have to pop ANY advil or painkillers OR use any heat pads!!  Before, if I didn't have any of these before sleeping I would be driving over to the 24hour Shoppers Drug Mart to get some or I wouldn't be sleeping at ALL.  I slept through the night, and no leaks!!  My bed sheets are SAFE now!

All except the next night, I was too confident and changed my cup at 9pm, went to sleep at 1AM, and woke up at 9:30am...so the extra 30-minutes past 12-hours made it leak and I got some on my sheets.  I just have to remember not to leave it in past 12 hours on the first and second day.

By the third and fourth day I just used the small Lunette and small PinkCup.  I don't know why but sometimes it is REALLY hard to get the Lunette in so that's when I resort back to the pink cup...but then I don't like removing the pinkcup...so that's why most of the time I'll try to get the Lunette in first.  I can remove the lunette's super easily now.  I don't even have to fold it completely to get it out so I get minimal spillage =)

Well, that's all for my second successful period with the cup!  Now I don't have to dread this time of the month anymore! No cramps, no leaks...the period is now actually bearable!