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February 27, 2014

Baby Acronyms

“I used to be a WM but now I’m a SAHM! BF is way easier than pumping bottles LOL. But now DS is no longer taking bottles, and I feel trapped in the house. DH and I had no problem with our first LO taking the bottle (but DD also SSTN at two months with no CIO!). Any tips on how I can get R to take my BM with a bottle? TIA!” – Ridiculous Person

Why. Just why.

But that’s how it is. I’m guessing the only acronym you got there was LOL (yes, it still stands for Laughing Out Loud), but the forums are littered with this kind of silly. I’m sure I will start using them, too. SIA (Sorry In Advance (made that one up myself!)). So here’s a quick key for the most commonly used acronyms specific to the parenting forums:

BF = Breastfeeding
BM = Breast milk
CIO = Cry It Out
DD/DH/DS/DW: Dear daughter/husband/son/wife
EBF = Exclusively Breastfeeding
EDD =Estimated Due Date
EP = Exclusively Pumping
FF = Formula Fed
LO = Little One
LOL = har har.
“R” or any other single letter = usually their child’s first initial
SAHM = Stay-At-Home Mom
STTN = Sleep/slept Through The Night
TIA = Thanks In Advance
WAHM = Working at home mom
WM = Working Mom

I’ll probably add more as I come across them, but for now… that’s all! TTYL.

7 responses to “What Do All Those Baby Acronmyns Mean?!?”

  1. Tina says:

    This made me literally LOL because I have had the exact same thoughts. (And I know how your DH feels about the word “literally,” so I promise I am using it…literally.) Love your blog Jo! Can’t wait to look around it more!

    • joellen says:

      I’m sure there are many times when you and I share the exact same thoughts. Probably even on the exact same days. I LOVE that you used the word “recalibrate” haha :). Hehe I am gonna forward DH your comment now :] Thanks for reading, Tina!

  2. Roz says:

    It’s like starting college all over again. Gsi, gbc, ckc, ba10… You’re awesome Jo. This was super helpful

  3. Becca says:

    This made me LOL. It takes longer to figure out what someone is talking about with the acronyms than it would if they just wrote it out. As a mom who exclusively pumped, however, I would add EP to your list- “exclusively pumping.” 🙂 Also, FF is formula fed. I hate that I know all of these and am suggesting additions. 😉

  4. Katrin says:

    WAHM= work at home Mom
    It took me forever to find out what DH… means

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