I know, I know... I have a million questions on here!
Ok, so my fiances brother is renting out the basement until he goes to Air Force boot camp this summer. He often has his girlfriend over. Drake is now crated in the living room instead of our room. He is completely fine with this new arrangement and sleeps soundly all night until....
Warning (TMI)- I am pregnant, I pee at least twice through out the night now. Well, I happened to have to go at 4:30 am this morning. I could not hold it, I was literally turning blue in the face. But, I knew if I left the bedroom Drake would wake up and STAY up.
So, I get up. I can't hold it any longer. Well we have wooden floors that are loud and a bedroom door that is also loud when opening. I go to the restroom and what do ya know, Drake wakes up and is pounding against the crate door with his paws. He begins to whine and bark a little. Of course, now that he is awake I have to let him out to pee.
I also do not want to wake up everyone in the household with him going crazy in the crate at 4:30 am.
We get back inside and he wants to PLAY! I certainly cannot put him back in his crate and have him barking and yelping for an hour this early in the morning.
So, my problem is I am up normally at 5am. If I had it my way I'd sleep until 8am then go into work at noon. This is becoming a routine now. It doesn't help that my fiance has to be at work at 6am so he is up and around as well waking Drake up and I have to deal with him after he leaves. It wouldn't bother me to crate him. I can sleep through his barks and whines it is just the other members of the household now.
Point of my long dilemma is I need to sleep because I am now 7 months preggo. It will be getting harder from here when it comes to fatigue. I am barely keeping my eyes open at work right now.
Do I just crate him back up at 5am and let him bark out when others try to sleep?
This is a tough one for me because I tend to put others before me. It's just my soft side!
Drake normally eats by 8am. 7:30 am the earliest btw. No reason for him to be up and running about at 5 am! Eek!