Becoming a new mom is many things. It is unparalleled exhaustion. It is indescribable tenderness. It is incomprehensible freakin’ acronyms at every turn.
A typical post on a pregnancy forum goes a little something like this:
DH and I are TTC and have been doing the BD for two months, no results yet!
I can’t stand the idea of DTD for another month and getting a BFN! If I get a BFP I will quit my job and be a SAHM, which is great because I’m going to be a FTM and have so much to learn! Not sure if I’ll FF or EBF yet – any thoughts ladies?
IMHO breast is best, but since I don’t have my LO yet who knows how I’ll feel IRL! TTYL ladies, hope to see some of you on the L&D unit, LOL! It will be amazing to see everyone’s DSs and DDs!!!!
It’s like A Clockwork Orange met Sweet Valley High and the two decided to procreate. I have no idea why the mom community decided it would be easier to create a language from scratch. We need more new things to try, ladies?
Here is a cheat sheet, for the uninitiated. I hope this saves you a little sanity. I nearly lost mine trying to understand WTF everyone was talking about, and let’s be honest, this is not a time when we have a lot of sanity to spare.