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I'm 17 DPO today...for the past 3-4 days, I've started having to wake up at 3-4 am after drinking a smallish glass of water before going to bed! I've never had to wake up at night to pee on a regular basis, even in the days when I had 2 glasses of alcohol plus 6 glasses of water! Plus, I'm constantly peeing. I feel terrible thinking about our water bill from flushing so often<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I know this came later, I'm just so surprised its here when the little one is smaller than a kidney bean still!
 

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For me, the first month or two of pregnancy I was peeing constantly, and then it went back to normal until I hit 31 or 32 wks. LOL I know what you mean about flushing constantly and feeling guilty - I'm originally from San Diego. Here in Indiana I have to remind myself not to feel bad because we're not charged a fortune and fined for using too much water like there, but even so, now I try to flush about every other time I pee. Especially since I know I'm just going back in another 30-45 mins. I wake up about every hour or two at night to go, and half the time I barely make it there in time. Can't wait to be done with this pregnancy just for that reason alone!
 

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Yeah, I started peeing like crazy before the positive tests. It's one of the first clues I'm pregnant. It never really let up for me - maybe got a little better in the 2nd trimester, and then worse and worse and worse up to the birth.
 

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In early pregnancy, the urge to pee isn't about a tiny bladder; it's about your overactive kidneys. Once your body starts producing pregnancy hormones, your kidneys go into overdrive.<br><br>
Second and third trimester, as your uterus grows, it starts becoming about the shrinking space for your bladder.<br><br>
Poor bladder--at least it goes back to normal immediately after the babe is out!
 

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Thanks ladies! BananaBee, haha I'm in SD now...guilt about water is completely the norm<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Michele, thanks the hormonal effect theory makes sense.<br><br>
My roommate may just murder me when she gets our bill for this month<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Nothing wrong with letting the yellow mellow!! As long as it's just DH and I in the house, I don't flush but every 2-3 pees!!! Now DH has started doing it too! I'm an enviro freak though<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br>
Seems terrible to waste 2-3 gallons of water every hour or two on a flush!
 

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Me too! And it feels like I have to go every ten minutes during the day. Oh, well.
 
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