If you’re anything like me your google search history tells it all. “When will my baby sleep through the night” appears in my mine more times than I will admit, along with other frantic searches (mostly in the dead of night) on how to self settle, how much they should eat/drink, teething, you name it.
In my half dead-tired state one thing confused me. Who is LO, or the DD these mommy forums keep talking about? How does everyone know what they mean? Who is DS, do I have one of those? Why don’t I know this?
Turns out it’s a secret language – yip another thing to learn. I don’t know why they use it, but it’s darn confusing if you can’t keep up.
So here’s a list of the jargon to help your shameful middle of the night searching go easier (we’ll never quite admit to it right? Especially not at the doctors…)
LO – Little one
DD – darling (or dear) daughter
DS – darling (or dear) son
DH – darling (or dear) husband
ODS – older dear son
YDS – younger dear son
FTM – first time mom
STM – second time mum
SAHM – stay at home mum
STTN – sleep through the night (Yuuuus that’s a good one)
MS – morning sickness
SO – significant other