OMG, me too. I keep wanting to tell DH about it but know it is TMI for him. (or maybe it could be training for a toddler? "yay I made a poopie!") Thanks for making a safe space for this!
Before pregnancy I had #2 a few times a day, and usually felt pretty "empty". Boy has that changed thanks to hormones. I've only been able to go every other day maybe for weeks now. I have never been this constipated in my life, and when I did go it was very dense and not a lot of volume. Ick. I went two months without feeling emptied, which was really starting to bother me. Then this weekend I had two days in a row which were almost back to normal ... only once a day but back to normal consistency.
I think this is from two factors: first is nearing the end of my first trimester, and the other is trying to eat a lot of fiber. I've been having oatmeal in the morning and snacking on dried fruit in the afternoons. Apricots usually "got me going" before, and as long as I have plenty of water I see no reason to avoid them now. DH cooks our dinners and has been trying to get me more fiber too. The other night we had whole wheat pasta with a squash and bacon topping which tasted oh so good.