Pregnancy.org's Chat and Bulletin Board Acronyms

Have you encountered an alien language system? Find yourself wondering what those cryptic symbols might mean? DH? TTYL? Check out the alphabetical list below for interpretations:

A

A = Adoption
AF = Aunt Flo/Period/Menses/Menstruation
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFK = Away From Keyboard
AKA = Also Known As
AP = Attachment Parenting
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
A/S/L = Age/Sex/Location
ATTY = A Thousand Thank Yous

B

BAK = Back At Keyboard
BAS = Big A** Smile
BBL or BBL8R = Be Back Later
BBN = Bye Bye Now
BBS = Be Back Soon/Bulletin Boards
BBT = Basel Body Temperature
BC = Birth Control/Because/Before Children/BabyCenter
BCPS = Birth Control Pills
BD = Baby Dance/Sex
BEG = Big Evil Grin
BF = Boyfriend/BreastFed
BFing =Breastfeeding
BFN = Bye For Now
BG = Big Grin
BIBO = Beer In, Beer Out
BIL =Brother In Law
BK = Before Kids
BM=Breast Milk
BNUW = Bitter Nasty Unhappy Witch
BOF = (Birds of a Feather) An informal discussion group formed around a specific narrowly focused issue.
BRB = Be Right Back
BT = Blood Test
BTDT = Been There Done That
BTSOOM = Beats The [Stuffing] Out Of Me
BTW = By The Way
BWL = Bursting With Laughter

C

CD = Cycle Day
CF = Cervical Fluid
C&G = Chuckle and Grin
CICO = Coffee In, Coffee Out
CID = Crying In Disgrace
CIO = Cry It Out
CIRC = Circumcise
CM = Cervical Mucous
CMA = Cover My *ss
CNP = Continued (in my) Next Post
CP = Chat Post(a chat message)/Chat Position
CRBT = Crying Real Big Tears
CS =Culturally Sensitive
CSG = Chuckle Snicker Grin
CT = Cutie
CUA = Commonly Used Acronyms (OR Common User Access)
CUS = See You Soon
CWIM = See What I Mean/Catch What I Mean
CYA = See Ya/Cover Your *ss
CYAL8R = See You Later

D

DA = Daycare
DD = Dear Daughter
DH = Dear Hubby or Darn Husband
DLTBBB = Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
DIL = Daughter In Law
DPO = Day Past Ovulation
DTD = Do The Deed/Sex
DW = Dear Wife
DYS = Describe Your Self

E

EBF = Extended Breastfeeding
EBM =Espressed Breast Milk
EDD = Estimated Delivery/Due Date
EG = Evil Grin
EME = Email Me
EMSG = Email Message
EML = Estended Maternity Leave
EMU = Email You
EWCM = Egg White Cervical Mucous

F

F2F = Face-To-Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FB = Family Bed
FF = Formula Feeding
FC = Fingers Crossed
FIL = Father-In-Law
FT = Full-time
FTBOMH = From The Bottom Of My Heart
FTR = For The Record
FTSAHM = Full-time Stay-At-Home Mom
FTWM = Full-Time Working Mom
FU = F*d Up
FUBAR = F*d Up Beyond All Recognition
FUD = Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (or Disinformation)
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYI = For Your Information

G

*G* = Grin
GA = Go Ahead
GAL = Get A Life
GD&R = Grinning, Ducking & Running (after a snide remark)
GF = Girlfriend
GFN = Gone For Now
GMBA = Giggling My Butt Off
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
GN = Good Night
GS = Gestational Surrogacy
GTSY or G2CU = Glad To See You

H

H&K = Hug and Kiss
HABU = Have A Better 'Un
HAG1 = Have A Good One
HAGD = Have A Good Day
HAGN = Have A Good Night
HAGU = Have A Good 'Un
HAHA = Having A Heart Attack
HH = Household
HHIS = Hanging Head in Shame
HPT = Home Pregnancy Test
HS = Homeschool/Homestudy( adoption )
HTH = Hope This Helps
HUB = Head Up Butt

I

IAE = In Any Event
IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer (But...)
IC = I See
IDK = I Don't Know
IGP = I Gotta Pee
IME = In My Experience
IMCO = In My Considered Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
IP = Intended Parent
IRL = In Real Life
ISA = Independent Surrogacy Arrangement
ITA = I totally Agree
ITL = I Totally Agree
IUI = Intrauterine Insemination
IVF = In-Vitro Fertilization
IWALU = I Will Always Love You
IYKWIM = If You Know What I Mean
IYKWIMAITYD = If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
IYO = In Your Opinion

J

JFTR = Just For The record
JJ = Just Joking
JK = Just Kidding
JM2C= Just My Two Cents
JMHO = Just My Humble/Honest Opinion
JMHOOC = Just My Humble/Honest Opinion of Course
JMO = Just My Opinion
JMOOC = Just my Opinion Of Course
JTLYK = Just To Let You Know

K

K = Kindergarten
KIT = Keep In Touch
KOC = Kiss On Cheek
KOL = Kiss On Lips
KWIM = Know What I Mean

L

*L* = Laugh
L&D = Labor An Delivery
L8R = Later
L8RG8R = Later Gator
LHM = Lord Help Me
LHU = Lord Help Us
LMAO = Laughing My A** Off
LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
LMHO = Laughing My Head Off
LMSO = Laughing My Socks Off
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LOTI = Laughing On The Inside
LP = Luteal Phase
LSHIPIMP = Laughing So Hard I Peed In My Pants
LSHMBB = Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing
LSHMBH = Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts
LSHTTARDML = Laughing So Hard The Tears Are Running Down My Leg
LTMS = Laughing To My Self
LTNS = Long Time No See
LTS = Laughing To Self
LUWAMH = Love You With All My Heart
LY = Love Ya

M

MAT LV = Maternity Leave
MC or M/C = Miscarriage
MHOTY = My Hat's Off To You
MIL = Mother-In-Law
ML = Maternity Leave
MS = Morning Sickness
MTF = More To Follow
MYOB = Mind Your Own Business

N

NAK =Nursing At Keyboard
NATD = Not A Darn Thing
NETUA = Nobody Ever Tells Us Anything
NFW = No [bleeping] Way
NP = No Problem
NOYB = None Of Your Business
NRN = No Reply Necessary
NTIM = Not That it Matters

O

O = Ovulation
O'ING = Ovulating
OBTW = Oh, By The Way
ODS = Okey Dokey Smokey
OIC = Oh, I See
OL = Old Lady (significant other)
OM = Oh My/Old Man (significant other)
OMG = Oh My God
OOTB = Out Of The Box (brand new)
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kits
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On The Other Hand
OTTOMH = Off The Top of My Head

P

PC = Politically Correct/Personal Computer
PCKB = Pot Calling The Kettle Black
*POOF* = I have left the chat
PDS = Please Don't Shoot
PED = Pediatrician
PEKUSH = Press Every Key Until Something Happens
PG = Pregnant/Pregnant
PIMP = Peeing In My Pants
PITA: Pain In The A**
PM = Private Message
PMJI (or PMFJI) = Pardon Me (For) Jumping In (to join a running discussion politely)
PMP = Peed/Peeing My Pants
POAHF = Put On A Happy Face
POAS = Pee on a Stick (take a home pregnancy test)
POV = Point Of View
PPD = Postpartum Depression
PPL = People

Q

QSL = Reply
QSO = Conversation
QT = Cutie

R

RE = Reproductive Endocronoligist
ROFLAPMP = Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Peeing My Pants
ROFLAU = Rolling On The Floor Laughing At You
ROFLMAOAY = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off At You
ROFLMAOWTIME = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off With Tears In My Eyes
ROFLUTS = Rolling On The Floor Laughing Unable to Speak
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROTLMYAOSCOOMN = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off Spweing Coke/Coffee Out My Nose
ROTFLWTIME = Rolling On The Floor Laughing With Tears In My Eyes
ROTFSWL = Rolling On The Floor Screaming With Laughter
RSN = Real Soon Now
RTF = Read The Facts
RTFM = Read the F*ing Manual
RTM = Read The Manual
RUM = Are You Married?
RUS = Are You Single?

S

*S* = Smile
SAHD = Stay-At-Home Dad
SAHM = Stay-At-Home Mom
SAHP = Stay-At-Home Parent
SD = Sperm Donor/Step-Daughter
SETE = Smiling Ear To Ear
SHID = Slaps Head In Disgust
SIL = Sister-In-Law/Son-In-Law
SITD = Still In The Dark
SNAFU = Situation Normal, All [Fouled] Up
Snail Mail = Post Office Mailing Address
SNERT = Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager
SO = Significant Other
SOHF = Sense of Humor Failure
SOT = Short Of Time
SOTMG = Short Of Time Must Go
SPAM = Stupid Person's AdvertiseMent
SS = Step-Son
SSDD = Same S**t Different Day
SW = Social Worker/Adoption
SWAK = Sealed With A Kiss
SWAS = Scientific Wild A** Guess
SWL = Screaming With Laughter
SYS = See You Soon

T

TCOYF = Taking Charge Of Your Fertility (Book)
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TP = Trailer Park
TS = Traditional Surrogacy
TTC = Trying To Conceive

U

US = Ultrasound

V

VBG = Very Big Grin

W

WAH = Work-At-Home
WAHD = Work-At-Home Dad
WAHM = Work-At-Home Mom
WAHP = Work-At-Home Parent
WAG = Wild A** Guess
WASP = White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
WB = Welcome Back
WD = Working Dad
WRT = With Respect To
WTG = Way To Go
WTH = What/Who The Heck (or sub an 'F' for the 'H')
WTII = What Time Is It
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get

Y

YBS = You'll Be Sorry
YG = Young Gentleman
YL = Young Lady
YM = Young Man
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (it may not turn out the same for you as it did for me)
YO = Year Old
YW = You're Welcome
YWIA = You're Welcome In Advance

Z

ZZZ =Sleepy, bored, tired