While Googling around looking for information on TTC (trying to conceive), I came across something that stumped me.
“BD.” What the hell was “BD”?
I figured out pretty quickly that it meant sex, but WHAT did it stand for? Bumpin’ Uglies Duglies?
After a little more Googling, I saw it stood for “Baby Dancing” (i.e. doin’ it for a purpose). Ah.
So if anyone else out there is super-slow on the TTC antonyms, here is my quickie cheat-sheet. Happy Baby Dancing!
2ww*: Two–week waiting time from O to AF AF: Aunt Flo (perrrrrriod) BBT: basal body temperature BCPS: birth control pills BD: Baby-dancing, or sex intended for conception BF: breastfeed … or boyfriend BFN/BFP: Big Fat Negative/Positive, on a home pregnancy test BM: breast milk … or bowel movement. EW! CD: cycle day CF: cervical fluid CM: cervical mucus DPO: Days Past Ovulation EWCM: egg white cervical mucus ETC: Expecting to Conceive FMU: First Morning Urine. HPT: home pregnancy test IB: Implantation Bleeding LMP: Last Menstrual Period OPK: Ovulation Prediction Kit PG: pregnant, or pregnancy POC: Process of Conceiving TTC: Trying to Conceive
*For those of you keeping score, this is where I am now. Waiting sucks.
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m a writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep them from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time with her writing. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)