CM and CP, possibly TMI


Ok so I've been looking for signs of ovulation since this is my first time TTC. So far, only negative OPK results. I'm on CD17.. I've never tried to feel my cervix before, until this month, and I haven't been able to reach it until today. It's low, soft like my lips and open. What does that mean? I also have a lot of white stretchy CM when I wipe, but when I put my finger in, it's white and creamy... Help!! OPK line this morning was darker. Could I be getting close to ovulation? Also experiencing AF like cramping, just not as intense.