I don't check because I found it too confusing, and for me... Well I'm ok with an oops! I think if I were more worried about it, then I would commit to checking though. And I do believe that if you're looking to use it as a sign, several people have said it can take months before yuo feel confident. So I would check it every day, and maybe on a piece of looseleaf or something, write a description. And then after some time has gone by, you'll have a better description that just "high soft open" etc which can be confusing if you don't know what you're comparing it to.
But then again-- I dont check, so someone else might have better advice!
Rara-- yay for spotting!
MW: Wow. That sounds like some super special CF.
Random: FF calls watery fertile too. What I keep trying to remember is the picture of the sperm trying to swim through it, and I find that helps me remember what is and isn't fertile-- ie if it looks smooth enough to swim through- it's fertile. The sticky/very thick etc, maybe not so much.
AFM: I took my temp an hour late today, and so on my chart right now, it technically would be above my coverline if I drew up. Should I adjust this so that FF doens't alter my O date, or just leave it. I've been trying *not* to alter temps this month.