*This post is sponsored by Exeltis and as a mommy, I’m so happy to finally know what CIO means and what a FTM is. IOW…this post is pretty cool!
I hate being the outsider to an inside joke. That’s the way I felt when I became pregnant with my first child. I’d take a walk to the park and imagine pushing my little baby girl in a stroller. While there, I’d overhear the strangest conversations:
“I took my LO to the Ped yesterday and he’s in the 80th percentile. Can you believe that?”
“Well, my OB recommended an RxPNV for a healthy pregnancy…did you take one?”
I felt like everyone was speaking a mommy language that I just didn’t know. Turns out, I was just a FTM without a clue. (Find out what FTM means here!)
It wasn’t until a funny encounter at the supermarket that I started to catch on. I was perusing bottles and bottles of prenatal vitamins with my bulging belly when a veteran mom with two little munchkins in her cart approached me.
“Awww, look at your cute little belly! This must be your first and it looks like you’re…hmm, about 25 weeks.”
Seriously, she guessed down to the exact week! I nodded and unconsciously touched my belly. She noticed me studying rows and rows of prenatal vitamins.
“Have you ever considered a RxPNV?”
“Excuse me, a what?” I asked her.
“Oh sorry! A Prescription Prenatal Vitamin.”
“But I thought those were just for high-risk pregnancies? Mine is pretty normal,” I told her.
“Nah girl,” and she told me how prescription prenatal vitamins were for every woman—whether you’re just thinking about starting a family, actively trying, in the middle of pregnancy like myself, or even after the baby is born. Pretty cool!
She told me how her OH loved her pregnant belly and how being a SAHM was hard but amazing and that I could call her AT with AQ I had.
I was more than relieved when one of the woman’s munchkins announced a poopy diaper and I did my best pregnant lady moon walk right out of that aisle and straight to the self-help books where I searched for definitions to all of the #MommyLingo floating around.
Was I the only one who didn’t know my TTC from my PP? Argh!
If someone asked me to POAS, I’d probably pass them the pasta. I had so much to learn.
Today, and four kids later, I’m so glad to have MommyLingo.com.
Us mommas don’t have to be confused any longer by the #MommyLingo that pregnancy and motherhood websites use. MommyLingo has a complete glossary of all parenting-related terms…it’s amazing! You can find out what a 2WW as well as your LMP. And can you believe you can get your 9-week-old to STTN?
At MommyLingo, you’ll find answers to whatever is keeping you up at 2 a.m., from sleep training to breast feeding pumps.
Take the #MommyLingo challenge to see how well you know some of today’s mommy terms.
Seriously, I’m wondering if you do better than me. Four children later and I still only got 4 out of 7 questions correct! That still makes me a Mega Mom, though so I’m pretty pumped about that.
I had fun taking this 2-minute quiz and I especially loved reading the hilarious descriptions like this one—breastmilk in my coffee, ha!
Let’s see how savvy you are in today’s Mommy Lingo. Take the quick #MommyLingo Challenge and see if you can beat me and decode seven terms that will make you LOL!
So, what didya get?
Did you know that RxPNVs, or prescription prenatal vitamins are an easy get, easy to take, and a super beneficial alternative to over-the-counter prenatal vitamins? They’re great for every woman before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after pregnancy. Ask your doctor about them!
For more #MommyLingo fun, follow @mommy_lingo on Twitter and Instagram and share your experiences trying to interpret the lingo using the hashtag #MommyLingo.
Oh, and join the #MommyLingo Twitter Party on Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 AM PST for what’s sure to be a hoot!
PO (Peace Out)
*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Exeltis.