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    new to site.. ABBREVIATIONS!!!???
    jmwjj posted:
    You ladies are very interesting, and I can relate to all of you!!! BUT, I get a lillll lost with all the abbreviations! It took me a good half hour of research to figure out CIO! Lol. Can somebody break it down for me please!
    wifeyintraining responded:
    on our OLD boards there was a link to all the abbreviations.. but alas.. who knows what happened to them since the big change. (sigh)

    But here are some basics:

    DH- Dear Husband
    DBF- Dear boyfriend
    DS- Dear Son
    DD- Dear Daughter
    BD- Baby dance (sex to concieve)
    TTC- Trying to concieve
    Trigs- something in the post is upsetting and could trigger an emotion
    BFN- big fat negative (preggo test)
    BFP- Big fat postive (preggo test)
    POAS- Pee on a stick
    CIO- Cry it out
    BLW- Baby led weaning
    BF- Breastfeeding
    FF- formula feeding
    HTH- hope that helps
    JMO- just my opinion
    TBH- to be honest

    help me out ladies!

    PS. if you are new, you might not know, but they just completely changed these boards and a lot of us are considering leaving.
    jmwjj replied to wifeyintraining's response:
    LO - little one? im assuming? lol those are cute.

    TBH we werent really doing a "BD" but it just so happened that i had a BFP when i POAS... 9 months later, me and DBF were blessed with our DD Aria Anne !!

    That was fun =)
    wifeyintraining replied to jmwjj's response:
    ha yeah. LO is little one. TMI is too much information... if you see others you aren't sure of just ask. I have a hard time thinking of them on the spot.
    beatlemania5596 replied to wifeyintraining's response:
    I have seen KWIM....not sure what that means. I am guessing Keep With It Mom.....
    wifeyintraining replied to beatlemania5596's response:
    kwim- know what i mean

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