I'm D12piui (my first IUI) and am going a little nuts towards the end of the 2ww! I broke down and took a HPT last night (I know you're supposed to test in the morning, but the test I got from a friend said you could do a random sample as long as you didn't pee for 4 hours--oh my!). It was negative but I was wondering when everyone else usually starts testing. I got a few of the early-pregnancy-tests.com from a friend but may need to pick up another brand as well (depends on how neurotic I am in the next week)! Any brand recommendations?
I've had sore boobs and an atomic protruding nipple (just one!) since d3piui.
We used Donor 11481; the swimmers had great numbers (21.9 million, score of 4 out of 4 on the motility scale: very vigorous!). My partner got to "push the plunger," which was fun since she felt involved in the baby-making process.
Overall, I've had a pretty good experience at the infertility clinic, except for a few instances of homophobia/insensitivity. The main one was in a consultation with a doc who said I had to be tested for all of the STDs under the sun. I told him the odds were practically nil since I had never slept with a man, and neither had my partner. He said, "Oh, sometimes in this situation, people lie about their sexual history, so we have to test you anyway." If he had said something like, "These are routine tests for the health of the baby," it would have been fine.
Good luck to all and I've been enjoying reading everyone's stories so far!