I am a regular temp taker myself. Right now it has been around 97.6, which is still a bit low. Threw all my digitals away, because the 2 of them were not right on the mark. The mercury is the best to use.
I check mine in my mouth, as far under the tongue as it will go. Leaving it there for 5 minutes, before getting out of bed.
While being hyper, my temp was 98.6 as soon as awakening(of course didn't sleep well being hyper). So that was way too high for morning temp.
Also, your temp should be up to 98.6 by the afternoon. Just my opinion anyway.