Abbreviations

Abbreviations are often used in place of commonly used words and phrases on wedding blogs and message boards.

Common Wedding Abbreviations

Other Commonly Used Abbreviations

  • BUMP or Bump – Bring Up My Post (Please use sparingly.)
  • BTW – By the way
  • DIY – Do it yourself
  • ETA – Edited to Add
  • CL – Craigslist
  • DINK – Dual Incomes No Kids
  • FWIW – For what it’s worth
  • GL – Good luck
  • GTG – Get Together
  • HTH – Hope this helps
  • IIRC – If I Recall Correctly
  • IHO – In honor of
  • IMO – In my opinion
  • IMHO – In my humble opinion
  • IRL – In Real Life
  • KWIM – Know what I mean
  • NSFW – Not Safe For Work
  • OP – Original Poster (on Weddingbee thread)
  • PIB – Picture in bio (referencing a personal bio created on Weddingbee)
  • PSA – Public service announcement
  • PP – Previous Poster(s) (on Weddingbee thread)
  • SFW – Safe For Work
  • TIA – Thanks in advance
  • TMI – Too much information
  • TY – Thank you

Common Baby Related Abbreviations

  • AF – Aunt Flo (i.e. period)
  • BBT – Basal Body Temperature (used to calculate a woman’s fertile days)
  • BC – Birth control
  • BCP – Birth control pill
  • BD – Baby Dance (i.e. have sex)
  • BF – Breastfeed
  • BFN – Big Fat Negative
  • BFP – Big Fat Positive
  • CD – Cycle Day
  • CD – Cloth diapers
  • CBFM – ClearBlue Fertility Monitor
  • CIO – Cry It Out method
  • CM – Cervical Mucus
  • CS or C/S – Cesarean section
  • DD – Dear Daughter
  • DPO – Days Past Ovulation
  • DS – Dear Son
  • DTD – Do the Deed (i.e. have sex)
  • EWCM – Egg White Cervical Mucus
  • FRER – First Response Early Result (pregnancy test)
  • HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
  • IC – Incompetent Cervix
  • IC – Internet Cheapies (pregnancy tests)
  • IUI – Intra-Uterine Insemination
  • IVF – In Vitro Fertilization
  • KU – Knocked Up
  • L&D – Labor & Delivery
  • LMP – Last Mentrual Period
  • LP – Luteal Phase, the medical name for the two week wait; after ovulation, before you start your period
  • LPD – Luteal Phase Defect
  • LO – Little One
  • MC or M/C – Miscarriage
  • NFP – Natural Family Planning (as a birth control method)
  • NTNT or NTNTC – Not Trying Not To [Conceive]
  • O – Ovulation
  • OB – Obstetrician
  • OBC – Oral Birth Control
  • OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
  • PCOS – PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome
  • PCOD – PolyCystic Ovarian Disease (another name for PCOS)
  • PG – Pregnant
  • POAS – Pee on a Stick (ie take a pregnancy test)
  • PPD – Postpartum Depression
  • RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist
  • SA – Semen Analysis
  • SAHM – Stay at home mom
  • SAHD – Stay at home dad
  • SAHW – Stay at home wife
  • SD – Step Daughter
  • SS – Step Son
  • SX – Symptoms
  • TCOYF – Taking Charge of Your Fertility (book by Toni Weschler about natural methods to achieve and avoid pregnancy)
  • TFW – Two Free Weeks (meaning you can drink or what not because you know you aren’t pregnant)
  • TTA – Trying to Avoid
  • TTC – Trying to Conceive
  • TWW – Two Week Wait
  • US or U/S – Ultrasound
  • VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

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