Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Post by mnelson80 on Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:29 pm

Abbreviation and acronym decoder
Here are some of the more common abbreviations and acronyms used in our forum, plus a list of emoticons you can type right into your message. Keep in mind that although the abbreviations and acronyms appear in all capital letters on this list, they can be written using lowercase letters, too.

Most Common:
DH, DF: Dear Husband, Dear Fiance
BF: Boyfriend
SO: Significant Other
DD or DS: Dear Daughter or Dear Son
KWIM: Know what I mean
IMO: In My Opionion
LOL: Lots of laughs or laugh out loud
AFM: As for me
C/S: c-section
PP: Previous Poster
OP: Original Poster

Complets Acronym List: What they mean
AF Aunt Flo menstruation/period
AP attachment parenting
BB or BBS Internet bulletin board
BBC BabyCenter
BBL be back later
BBT basal body temperature
BC because, or birth control, or before children
BCPS birth control pills
BD baby dance (sex)
BF breastfeed, or boyfriend
BFN big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BFP big fat positive (pregnancy test)
BIL brother-in-law
BM breast milk, or bowel movement
BRB be right back
BTDT been there, done that
BTW by the way
CD cycle day
CF cervical fluid
CIO cry it out
Circ. circumcise
CM cervical mucus
CWIM see what I mean
CS or C/S cesarean section
DC daycare, dear child
DD dear daughter
DF dear fiancee
DH dear husband
DPO days past ovulation
DS dear son
DSD dear stepdaughter
DSS dear stepson
DW dear wife
EBF extended breastfeeding, exclusively breastfeeding
EBM expressed breast milk
EDD estimated due date, or expected date of delivery
EWCM egg white cervical mucus
FF formula feeding
FIL father-in-law
FT full time
FTR for the record
FWIW for what it's worth
FYI for your information
HPT home pregnancy test
HTH hope this helps
IC incompetent cervix
IMHO in my humble opinion
IMO in my opinion
IRL in real life
IUI intrauterine insemination
IVF in vitro fertilization
JJ or J/J just joking
JK or J/K just kidding
JMHO just my humble opinion, or just my honest opinion
KWIM know what I mean
L&D labor and delivery
LO little one
LOL laughing out loud
LP luteal phase
MC or M/C miscarriage
MIL mother-in-law
ML maternity leave
MM mother's milk
MYOB mind your own business
NMS not my style
NMSAA not my style at all
NP no problem
O ovulation
O'd ovulated
OMG oh my gosh, or oh my god
OP original poster
OPK ovulation predictor kit
OT off topic
PG pregnant, or pregnancy
PP previous poster
PPD postpartum depression
RE reproductive endocrinologist
ROFL rolling on floor laughing
SAHD stay-at-home dad
SAHM stay-at-home mom
SAHP stay-at-home parent
SD sperm donor
SIL sister-in-law
TCOYF Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler
TIA thanks in advance
TMI too much information
TTC trying to conceive
US or U/S ultrasound
VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean section
WAH work at home
WOH work out of the home

Emoticons What they mean
Smile or :-) happy
Sad or :-( sad
Very Happy grin
Mad love
;\ mischief
B-) cool
]Smile devil
:p silly
X-( angry
:^O laugh
Wink or ;-) wink
:8} blush
:_| cry
?Neutral confused
:O shocked
Neutral plain
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