No no no. I'm a nurse, and we have 2 motto's..."never wake a sleeping baby" and "you wake, you take".
Pretty sure that applies to puppies too.
If your puppy has to pee he should wake up, and the pee pad is your first stop every time. Trooper is almost 6 months old and our morning routine involves me opening his crate, then he follows me down the stairs, across the great room, making a beeline for the backdoor. He knows this and will sometimes run out in front of me and beat me to the backdoor (those are the days he REALLY has to go), but he knows the routine.
They love routine, so find something that works for you, like wake up, pee, play, eat, pee, play, pee, nap, or something similar, and you might find it a bit easier to get this going.
. Just don't forget the naps, lots of naps.