FirstTimeMoms
Welcome to Baby's Firsts!
May 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM

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.

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).

If teething is driving you crazy, you might find this post helpful! Our group recently had Dr. Gelman, a highly sought-after pediatric dentist in New York, come in and answer some of our burning questions. See if your questions are answered!

Also, be sure to check out this post, where we got to ask Dr. Tanya - a pediatrician, working mom, best-selling author, and TV parenting expert - some questions regarding baby's milestones. See what she had to say!

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 30 year old SAHM to my daughter April, who turned 5 in February. We live in Central Florida with my husband of 7 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

cabrandy03 - Admin
Hi, I'm Brandy.  I'm a 27 year old mama to one 20 month old little girl name Lynzie.  I live in northern California (for now, we may be relocating to Seattle WA soon) with Lynzie and my husband Erik and our two little dogs Amigo and Trixie.   I love camping, hiking, scrapbooking, and cooking.

jobberwocky - Admin
Hi, I'm Chrissy. I'm a 27 year old stay at home mom to my sweet 13 month old boy named Keith. We are a military family and relocated to Texas in 2012. Prior to that we were stationed in CA and I grew up and call Washington State my home. In July, we will celebrate our 9 year wedding anniversary! I spend my small amount of free time scrapbooking, reading, and am starting to sew fleece diaper covers.

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

welcome

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  • FirstTimeMoms
    May 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    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)
    FTM = First Time Mom
    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

  • FirstTimeMoms
    May 16, 2012 at 10:46 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)

  • tstephens311
    May 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Hi, I'm Tiffany. 23 yrs old. FTM to Kainan who is 2 months old! Happily married to my Middle School Crush! :) Our love is like no other! We pastor a church in Ky where we make our home.

  • 625Patty
    May 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM
    Hi, welcome and congrats!!!
  • elizabeth7913
    May 22, 2012 at 4:35 PM
    Hi ladies! My name is Liz and I'm 32. I'm a new mom to my 7 week old son. He was born on April Fool's Day at 6:30 pm. He was 7 lbs 10oz. He is by far the best thing that ever happened to me! I live in Connecticut and I am a sahm.
  • MomToovey
    May 23, 2012 at 8:11 AM

     Congratulations! Welcome to the group!

  • caitipenn
    May 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    HI! My name is Caitlin and I just recently found out that we are pregnany with out first I am 22 almost 23 and my husband is 24.  We have been together for 4 years and married on Sept 24, 2011!

  • MomToovey
    May 30, 2012 at 8:02 AM

     Congratulations! Welcome to the group!

  • Johlsh
    by Johlsh
    June 1, 2012 at 8:18 PM
    Hi ladies! I am Angelica. I'm hoping to make friends with other moms. I'm 23, and have a six month old son. I'm still learning how to use this site. would like to share stories and questions, add or message me! I live in Oshkosh and would travel around the fox valley.
  • cooper2154
    June 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Hi my name is Alisha I'm 22 I have a 9month old little girl named kaydence I have been married 4 years my husband is in the Air force. We are currently stationed in Louisiana 

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