I'm confused sometimes when I go to parenting boards and see all these two and three letter acronyms (DS, DD, DH, etc...) If they were three letters and technical I could figure them out, but they aren't. Does anyone have a list of the common acronyms?

asked 05 Oct '09, 00:51

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edited 05 Oct '09, 22:44

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I believe half of them are made up on the spot. I visited one that didn't notice me making up acronyms to be cheeky, presumably they made up what they wanted it all to mean!

(31 Oct '09, 16:27) pete the pagan-gerbil

We can probably compile a list.

DS -Dear Son
DD -Dear Daughter
DH -Dear Husband
SIL -Sister in Law
BIL -Brother in Law
TTC -Trying to Conceive
LO -Little One

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answered 05 Oct '09, 00:57

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edited 05 Oct '09, 01:47

Oh my I was trying to guess at these acronyms as well. I would have NEVER figured these out on my own. These must be used in Canada more often than in America.

(05 Oct '09, 20:54) Sabrina

I added the answers already mentioned at the time of my post into this alphabetical listing for easier reference.

  • AB - after baby
  • AC - assisted conception
  • ACC - all crossables crossed (good luck)
  • AF - Aunt Flo or Aunt Fran (menstruation)
  • AFAIK - as far as I know
  • AFK - away from keyboard
  • AI - artificial insemination
  • AP - attachment parenting
  • ATTY - a thousand thank you's
  • BBL - be back later
  • BBS - be back soon
  • BCPS - birth control pills
  • BD - baby dance (intercourse)
  • BF - breastfeed(fed) or boyfriend
  • BFing - breastfeeding
  • BFP/BFN - big fat positive/negative (pregnancy test)
  • BIL - brother-in-law
  • BK - before kids
  • BM - breast milk or bowel movement
  • BMS - baby making sex
  • BOF - birds of a feather
  • BRB - be right back
  • BTDT - been there, done that
  • BTW - by the way
  • BW - baby wearing
  • CC - controlled crying
  • CD - cloth diaper(ing) or cycle day
  • CIO - cry it out
  • CIRC - circumcision
  • CNM - certified nurse midwife
  • CS or C/S - cesarean section
  • CTS - consider the source
  • CWIM - see what I mean
  • DC - daycare
  • DD - dear daughter
  • DF - dear fiance
  • DH - dear husband
  • DS - dear son
  • DSD - dear step-daughter
  • DSS - dear step-son
  • DW - dear wife
  • EBF - extended breastfeeding
  • EBM - expressed breast milk
  • EDD - estimated due date or expected date of delivery
  • EP - ectopic pregnancy
  • EPO - evening primrose oil (used to help induce labor)
  • ETA - edited to add
  • FB - family bed
  • FC - fingers crossed
  • FF - formula feeding
  • FTR - for the record
  • FWIW - for what it's worth
  • H&H9 - happy and healthy nine months (congratulations on your pregnancy)
  • HMOC - holy mother of cheese (oh my gosh)
  • HPT - home pregnancy test
  • HS - homeschool
  • HTH - hope that helps
  • IAE - in any event
  • IDK - I don't know
  • IF - infertility
  • IME - in my experience
  • IMHO - in my humble opinion
  • IMNSHO - in my not so humble opinion
  • IMO - in my opinion
  • IOW - in other words
  • IRL - in real life
  • ITA - I totally agree
  • IUI - intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination)
  • IVF - in-vitro fertilization
  • JFTR - just for the record
  • JJ or J/J - just joking
  • JK or J/K - just kidding
  • JM2C - just my two cents
  • JMHO - just my humble (or honest) opinion
  • KWIM - know what I mean
  • L&D - labor & delivery
  • LO - little one or love olympics (intercourse)
  • LOK - lots of kids
  • LOL - laugh out loud
  • MC or M/C - miscarriage
  • MIL - mother in-law
  • ML - maternity leave
  • MO - month old
  • M/S - morning sickness
  • MW - midwife
  • NAK - nursing at keyboard
  • NFP - natural family planning
  • NMS - not my style
  • NMSAA - not my style at all
  • NP - no problem or nurse practitioner
  • OMG - oh my gosh
  • OP - original poster
  • OPK - ovulation predictor kit
  • OR - original responder
  • OT - off topic
  • OTOH - on the other hand
  • PED - pediatrician
  • PG - pregnant
  • PIAC - pee in a cup (pregnancy test)
  • PM - private message
  • POAS - pee on a stick (pregnancy test)
  • POV - point of view
  • PP - previous poster
  • PPD - postpartum depression
  • PTL - pre-term labor
  • RFLMBO - rolling on floor, laughing my butt off (sometimes "A" is used in place of "B" - easy to draw the obvious conclusion there)
  • ROBI - Robitussin
  • ROFL - rolling on floor, laughing
  • RPL - recurrent pregnancy loss
  • RSA - recurrent spontaneous abortion
  • SAHM/SAHD - stay-at-home mom/stay-at-home dad
  • SAHP - stay-at-home parent
  • S/B - still birth
  • SBV - sticky baby vibes (good wishes that a newly discovered pregnancy will last resulting in a healthy delivery)
  • SIL - sister-in-Law
  • SO - significant other
  • TIA - thanks in advance
  • TMI - too much information
  • TTC - trying to conceive
  • TTYS - talk to ya soon
  • TY - thank you
  • U/S - ultra sound
  • VAX - vaccination(s)
  • VBAC - vaginal birth after cesarean
  • WAH - work at home
  • WAHM/WAHD - work-at-home mom/work-at-home dad
  • WAHP - work-at-home parent
  • WOH - work out of home
  • WOHM/WOHD - work-out-of-home mom/work-out-of-home dad
  • WOHP - work-out-of-home parent
  • WTG - way to go
  • YO - year old
  • YW - you're welcome
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answered 31 Oct '09, 12:31

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edited 31 Oct '09, 12:41

That is an impressive list!

(31 Oct '09, 17:49) Tammy ♦♦

IIRC - If I recall correctly

(07 Jan '10, 11:05) Benjol
  • TTC - trying to concieve
  • BF - breast feed(ing) or boyfriend
  • FF - formula feeding
  • CIO - cry it out
  • L&D - labour & delivery
  • ML - maternity leave
  • SAHM/SAHD - stay at home mom/stay at home dad
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answered 05 Oct '09, 01:38

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