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post #61 of 433
Yup - you got it! Stands for 'elimination communication'.
post #62 of 433
Can we do something like TBC.To Be Continued....I am so it seems anyways...in the midle of typing a reply,and a baby wakes up or something else that requires me to stop,and post right in the middle of what I was saying.If everyone knew what TBC meant we could just type it at the bottom of our posts and no one would get upset.Everyone would totally understand,and come back to it when you have a chance.........Just a thought.I will be putting it in my posts anyways,but if you added it to this list,it would make it more aware,ya know?
post #63 of 433


Can't figure out for the life of me what IRL stands for.

anybody? anybody?
post #64 of 433
In Real Life

post #65 of 433
Thanks Peggy! I would've never figured that one out.
post #66 of 433


Dearest Mothering Friends:

Thank you for cluing me in on all of this shorthand. It is great! The birth of a new language. English is such a versatile language and we live in such a wonderful age.

There are shorthand secret messages my dh and ds's and dd have worked up for our pagers!

143 24/7!
post #67 of 433


Dear Mothering Friends:

What does TTYL stand for?

What does TTFN stand for?

I was just wondering.
post #68 of 433


Dear Friends:

Sorry, but what is

"IUI" or "TTC" or "m/c"?
post #69 of 433
Oh, I know this one!
IUI = intrauterine insemination
TTC=trying to conceive
m/c = miscarriage
post #70 of 433
ttyl=talk to you later
ttfn=Ta ta for now
post #71 of 433

just a test

post #72 of 433

second test

test test
post #73 of 433
Could I add a couple I like to use?

EBM--expressed breast milk. Your baby is either bfed or EBMfed. I hate when people call breastmilk bm--ick, that's bowel movement in my book!

ABM--artificial baby milk. I hate to call it formula as that makes it sound too scientific and legitimate.

EBF--extended breastfeeding. Most of the time, here, that means past one year (in mainstream society, of course, anthing past 3 months is extended!)
post #74 of 433
The abbreviations are usually in small letters, I just put it in all caps to make it easier to read.

2WW: 2 Week Wait, time between O and AF or pregnancy
ABM: Artificial Baby Milk (Formula)
AF: Aunt Flow (Period Started)
AIO: All In One (diaper and cover together)
AP: Attachment Parenting
BB: Bulletin Board
BBT: Basil Body Temperature
BD: Baby Dance (making babies)
BF: Breastfeed or Breastfed
Bfing: Breastfeeding
BFN: Bald Face Negative (re: pregnancy test)
BIL: Brother In Law
BMS: Baby Making Sex (TTC)
BTDT:Been There, Done That
BTW: By The Way
CD#: Cycle Day, followed by a number (CD1 is first day of period)
CIO: Cry It Out
CM: Cervical Mucus
CP: Cervical Position
CPF: Cloth Pre Folds (diapers)
CO: Cervical Opening
DDDDC: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap (MDC fundraising project)
DD: Dear Daughter
DH: Dear Husband
DP: Dear Partner
DPO: Days Post Ovulation
DS: Dear Son
DW: Dear Wife
EBF: Extended Breastfeeding (past 1 year)
EBM: Expressed Breast Milk
EC: Elimination Communication
EDD: Estimated Due Date
ENDO: Endometriosis (cause of IF)
FB: Fuzzi Bunz (brand of cloth diapers)
IUI: Intrauterine Insemination (IF procedure)
IYKWIM: If You Know What I Mean
KWIM?: Know What I Mean ?
LLL: La Leche League (international breastfeeding support organization)
LOL: Laughing Out Loud
LMAO: Laughing My Arse Off
M/C: Miscarriage
MDC: Mothering Dot Com
ME: Motherease (brand of cloth diapers)
MIL: Mother In Law
NAK: Nursing At Keyboard
NATCH: Naturally
NIP: Nurse In Public
O: Ovulation
OSW: One Size Wonder (Luke’s drawers one size diapers)
OTOH: On The Other Hand
PCOS: Polycystic ovaries (IF problem)
POAS/POS: Pee On A Stick (Pregnancy Test)
RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility specialist)
ROTFLMAO: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Arse Off
ROTFLOL: Rolling On The Floor, Laughing Out Loud
SAHD: Stay At Home Dad
SAHM: Stay At Home Mom
SIL: Sister In Law
SO: Significant Other
SOS: Suzie's One-Size (brand of cloth diapers)
TCS: Taking Children Seriously
TCOYF: Taking Charge Of Your Fertility (TTC bible) by Toni Weschler
TIA: Thanks In Advance
TTC#: Trying To Conceived, usually followed by # indicating which child
TTFN: Ta Ta For Now
TTYL: Talk To You Later
WAHD: Work At Home Dad
WAHM: Work At Home Mom
WWW: World Wide Web

edited to add abbreviations
post #75 of 433
Thread Starter 
Wonderful reference Jennifer! Thanks so much!!
post #76 of 433
what's TIA?
post #77 of 433
TIA= thanks in advance
post #78 of 433
oh! thanks, newma... whenever i see it at the end of posts, i think... "till i'm answered?"
post #79 of 433
why is it Dear Son and Dear Husband, etc, and not just Husband (H) and son (s) ? why the dear? i can see using it on occasion to be affectionate, but it has always been awkward for me to put DH DS all the time. i just dont talk that way IRL so it seems odd to type it... well i guess i dont really think about it now, im so used to it, but i am still wondering.....
post #80 of 433
Yeah, I wonder this too, stirringleaf. Does anyone know how this convention originated? It seems very artificial. But remember, the "D" could alternately be "dear" or "damn" depending on your mood. :LOL
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