Baby's Firsts

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Welcome to First Time Moms!

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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Welcome to our group! We're a friendly group of girls that are eager to support and encourage you through your journey, and we'd love to get to know you!

If you'd like your first name to appear whenever you make posts or replies within the group, let us know here.

Every Monday, we feature a new mom in the group. She answers a few questions and we can all get to know her. If you would like to be featured one week, you can sign up here.

Be sure to check out the first 2 replies to this post as well. There is some more handy information, such as decoding all those crazy abbreviations (reply #1), and a list of videos that will guide you from the last stages of pregnancy through the first few weeks at home with baby (reply #2).

 

And finally, meet the girls who are running the group to keep it a safe & happy environment for all:

MomToovey - Owner
Hi, I'm Marianne and I'm a 27 year old SAHM to my daughter April, who will be 3 in February. We live in Central Florida with my husband of 4.5 years and he works at Disney World! We do spend a lot of our free time together in the Disney parks, but as long as the 3 of us are together, I'm happy!

KelliansMom - Head Admin
HI! My name is Darbie and im a 28 year old sahm to a crazy wild three year old boy. I have been married to my husband three years this December been together for seven and he works/travels for Siemens Energy so im a part time single mom too

625Patty - Admin
Hi,
I'm Patty I'm 29(will be 30 in april) ftm of an almost 6m old little guy Brennan born 2:26am on 6/6/11. I work full time as an assistant deli manager for Hannafords. At this moment I am having issues with my sons father who I was with for almost 7y we might be able to work things out but at the moment I'm moving out and becoming a single mom :-( I live in Meredith NH but soon will be moving to Penacook NH.

arj767s - Admin
Hey! I'm Ashley, a 27 (almost 28) year old FTM of my 5 month old little man, TJ. I'm a full time working operations supervisor for a hazardous waste transportation/disposal company. I've been with my husband for 9 years and married for 5. He's in the Air Force so we currently live in New Jersey, but we are originally midwesterners from Missouri.

Ludvik_Smith - Admin
Hello! My name is Jessica. I am a 27 year old SAHM to my one perfect daughter, Laura, who just turned 16 months old. Laura's daddy and I just (finally) got married last August, 2011 and we recently moved to northern WI where DH now works for his dad's business. We like to spend time outdoors and with family.

 

So feel free to jump in whenever you're ready!

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MomToovey
by Marianne - Owner on Feb. 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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Some Common Abbreviations

WRITING IN ALL CAPITALS - SHOUTING

BUMP - Bring Up My Post! When someone posts "bump" in a reply to a post, they are bringing the whole thread to the top of the group so more people will see it. The posts on the group are in order of when the last reply was added.

AC = Adopted Child
AF = Aunt Flo
AP= Attachment Parenting
ATM = At the Moment
AYT = Are You There
BBL = Be Back Later
BF = Boy Friend (also sometimes best friend, breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!)
BFN = Big Fat Negative
BFP = Big Fat Positive
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BL = Belly Laugh
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By The Way

CIO = Crying It Out
CM = CafeMom (can also mean Cervical Mucous)
CYL = Catch Ya' Later
DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etc
DF = Dear/Darling Fiance'
DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc
DIKU = Do I Know You
DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales)
DSA = Direct Selling Association
DW = Dear/Darling Wife
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FC = Foster Child
FIL = Father-In-Law
FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (car seat)
FTW = For The Win
FWIW = For What It's Worth
GF = Girl Friend
HTH = Hope That Helps
IKWYM = I Know What You Mean
IM = Instant Message
IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IRL = In Real Life
ISO = In Search Of
ITA = I Totally Agree
JK = Just Kidding
JMO = Just My Opinion/Observation
JUD = Jumping Up And Down
KWIM = Know What I Mean
LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
LO = Little One
LOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs
MB = Message Board
MD = Meltdown
MIL = Mother-In-Law
MIS/DS = Mom's In Sales Direct Selling
NAD = Nursing At Desk
NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
OIC = Oh I See
OMG = Oh My Gosh
OP = Original Poster
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PIOG = Posted In Other Groups
PITA = Pain In The Acronyms
PM = Private Message
POV = Point Of View
PP = Previous Poster
PTMM = Please Tell Me More
RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness
RE = Rolling Eyes
ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off
SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)
SD = Step Daughter
SFAG = Stolen From Another Group
SIL = Sister-In-Law
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other
S/O = Spin-off
SD = Sep Dad
SM = Step Mom
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TFS = Thanks for Sharing
TMI = Too Much Information
TOM = Time Of The Month
TTC = Trying To Conceive
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TY = Thank You
WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
WB = Welcome Back
WTG = Way To Go

WTH = What The Heck

MomToovey
by Marianne - Owner on Feb. 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

CafeMom Studios put together a 12 part mini-series, Mom Ed: Childbirth. It's a talk-show style video guiding you from the last stages of pregnancy through the first few weeks at home with the baby. You can check out all 12 episodes right here!

 

Episode 1: The End of Your Third Trimester

Episode 2: Let's Get This Labor Started (featuring Rosie Pope)

Episode 3: Showtime! Labor Begins

Episode 4: Dealing with the Pain Naturally

Episode 5: What Happens at the Hospital

Episode 6: Push That Baby Out

Episode 7: After Birth

Episode 8: All About C-Sections

Episode 9: Birth Outside the Hospital

Episode 10: The First Few Weeks (featuring Rosie Pope)

Episode 11: Your Biggest Fears Revealed

Episode 12: The Final Word on Childbirth

 

Bonus Episode 1: How to Burp a Baby (featuring Rosie Pope)

Bonus Episode 2: Bathing a Newborn (featuring Rosie Pope)

GE1
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Hi! I am Helen and I am over 40 and just became a mom at the beginning of the year to a beautiful little boy Gregory who will be 2 months old next week. I am now a SAHM. I was divorced December of 2010 and just got married last August 2011 to Gregory's daddy. We never thought that we would become parents and now we have the most pleasant surprise blessed gift of God.

MomToovey
by Marianne - Owner on Feb. 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM

 Welcome and congratulations!

Quoting GE1:

Hi! I am Helen and I am over 40 and just became a mom at the beginning of the year to a beautiful little boy Gregory who will be 2 months old next week. I am now a SAHM. I was divorced December of 2010 and just got married last August 2011 to Gregory's daddy. We never thought that we would become parents and now we have the most pleasant surprise blessed gift of God.

 




arj767s
by Ashley on Feb. 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

How exciting!  Welcome to the group!

Quoting GE1:

Hi! I am Helen and I am over 40 and just became a mom at the beginning of the year to a beautiful little boy Gregory who will be 2 months old next week. I am now a SAHM. I was divorced December of 2010 and just got married last August 2011 to Gregory's daddy. We never thought that we would become parents and now we have the most pleasant surprise blessed gift of God.


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LovedbyKitana
by New Member on Mar. 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Hi thereI My name is Alina and Im 33 right now. I have a 15month old daughter. I am excited becaus I did the Single parent thing for about almost 8 months but am getting back together with my little girls father. We are gonna try again. Is love enough? We are moving from Alaska to Texas. Its gonna be a big change for our little family. He has other children so I have lots of questions about new mommy stuff. So far I am an awesome mother. I am sure glad this happened later in life. I had some fun in my 20's. LOL Can't wait to meet new friends!!

prettygirl10
by Member on Mar. 3, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Hi. I'm Kendall. I'm 20. I'm expecting my first in july. any questions ask!

Hunters_Moma
by New Member on Mar. 6, 2012 at 10:42 PM

hey ladies,

my name is Erika I just had my son in Dec of 2011

Hunters_Moma
by New Member on Mar. 6, 2012 at 10:47 PM

thank you for this i had no idea what most of the abv. where

VanessaGundy
by New Member on Mar. 9, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Hi, my name is Vanessa.  I will be a first-time mom in the next couple of weeks (I am due one week from today)!  I am 30 years old, and live with my husband in Princeton.  I am a nurse and he is a professor.  Looking to make some mommy friends in the area and learn some tips as I enter into parenthood!

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