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Old 02-28-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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I'm totally new to this site and to cloth diapering. I am SO CONFUSED by all the abbreviations and lingo on Diaper Swappers. Bumping? DS? DD? DH? GADs? PPD? Is there a glossary of terms somewhere around here?

Someone give me the 411 on this stuff so I won't look like such a nerd. Any other additional tips you have to offer would be most appreciated.

Thanksabunch.

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Old 02-28-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Abbreviations

I totally feel your pain! I am still learning too, and found this huge list of Acronyms on the Internet not too long ago... Hope it helps!

AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians
AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics
AF: Aunt Flo (menstruation)
AFAIK: As Far As I Know
AFK: Away From Keyboard
AIM: Artificial Infant Milk (or AOL Instant Messenger)
AKA: Also Known As
AP: Attachment Parenting
AROM: Artificial Rupture of Membranes
ASAP: As Soon As Possible
AV: Avatar
BBL: Be Back Later
BC: Birth Control
BCP: Birth Control Pill
BD: Baby Dance (sex)
BF: Breastfeeding, or breastfed
BFN: Big Fat Negative (negative pregnancy test)
BFP: Big Fat Positive (positive pregnancy test)
BIL: Brother-in-law
BM: Breast Milk or Bowel Movement
BRB: Be Right Back
BTDT: Been There Done That
CD: Cloth Diaper(ing)
CD1: Cycle Day 1 (first day of period)
CF: Child Free
CIO: Cry-It-Out (sleep training)
Circ: Circumcision
CM: Cervical Mucous
C&P: Cut and Paste
DAMHIKT: Don't Ask Me How I Know That
DCP: Day Care Provider
DD: Darling/Dear Daughter
DF: Dear/Darling Friend
DH: Darling/Dear Husband
DIL: Daughter-in-law
DPO: Days Past Ovulation
DS: Darling/Dear Son
DW: Darling/Dear Wife
EBM: Expressed Breast Milk
EDD: Estimated Due Date
EN: Extended Nursing
EP: Exclusively Pumping
ETA: Edited To Add
EWCM: Egg White Cervical Mucus
FF: Formula Fed/Feeding
FIL: Father-in-law
FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act
FTR: For The Record
FTT: Failure To Thrive
FWIW: For What It's Worth
GSE: Grapefruit Seed Extract
GV: Gentian Violet
H2H: Heart to Heart
HCP: Health Care Provider
HPT: Home Pregnancy Test
HTH: Hope That Helps
IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
IBTC: Itty Bitty Titty Committee
ICAM: I Couldn't Agree More.
IIRC: If I Remember/Recall Correctly
IKWYM: I Know What You Mean
ILs: In-laws
IME: In My Experience
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
IMO: In My Opinion
IMNSHO: In My Not-So-Humble Opinion
IOW: In Other Words
IRL: In Real Life
ISO: In Search Of
ITA: I Totally Agree
J/K: Just Kidding
KWIM: Know What I Mean?
LC: Lactation Consultant
LLL: La Leche League
LOL: Laughing Out Loud
MIL: Mother-in-law
MYOB: Mind Your Own Business
NAK: Nursing At Keyboard
NIP: Nursing In Public
O: Orgasm or Ovulation
OALD: Over-Active Let Down
OMFG: Oh My F***ing God
OMG: Oh My God
OP: Original Post/Poster
OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit
O/T: Off topic
OTOH: On The Other Hand
OTSBH: Over The Shoulder Baby Holder (brand of baby sling)
PAK: Pumping at Keyboard
pax: Jane's signature. Not an acronym or abbreviation. It means 'peace' in Latin.
PCP: Primary Care Physician
PIS: Pump In Style (breastpump by Medella)
PITA: Pain In The A$$
PM: Private Message
POAS: Pee On A Stick
POTW: Person Of The Week
PPD: Post-Partum Depression
PPP: Post-Partum Psychosis
PSA: Public Service Announcement
ROFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A$$ Off
ROFLMAOPMP: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A$$ Off Peeing My Pants!
SAHM: Stay At Home Mom
SIL: Sister-in-law or Son-in-law
SM's: Sybermoms (AKA Sybermoms.com members)
SNS: Supplemental Nursing System
S/O: Spin Off
SO: Significant Other
STBX: Soon to be Ex (spouse)
STFU: Shut The F*** Up
TEHO: To Each His/Her Own
TFH: Tee Fu*king Hee (like LOL)
TIA: Thanks In Advance
TMI: Too Much Information
TMII: Too Much Intimate Info
TTC: Trying To Conceive
TTFN: Ta Ta For Now
TTYL: Talk To You Later
TTYS: Talk To You Soon
UB: Unassisted Birth
UTI: Urinary Tract Infection
Vax: Vaccination
WAHM: Work At Home Mom
WHO: World Health Organization
WIC: Women, Infants, and Children (US gov assistance program)
WOHM: Work Out Of Home Mom
WRT: With Regard To
WTF: What The F***?!
WTG: Way To Go
WWYT: What Were You Thinking?!?
XH: Ex-Husband
YK: You Know?
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary

Additonal Ones:
CD: Cloth Diaper(ing)
Circ: Circumcision
EDD: Estimated Due Date
H2H: Heart to Heart
OALD: Over-Active Let Down
SO: Spin Off
TMII: Too Much Intamate Info
Vax: Vaccination
WIC: Women, Infants, and Children (US gov assistance program)
YK: You Know?
DSD/DSS - Darling Step Daughter/Son
DN - Darling Niece/Nephew
(D)BF - Boyfriend
GF - Girlfriend
Elmo's Penis - When a thread spins waaaaay of topic.
WWYD - What Would You Do?
Ped - Pediatrician
TYVM - Thank you very much
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