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Still Not Sleeping Through the Night!
Lola will be 10months in 4 days and still wakes up during the night a few times a week...it's awful. Every night she spends time with me before I put her in her crate. Come 10 o-clock or so, I'll bring her out once more to go to the bathroom and I tuck her in her crate. She usually goes in no problem, but once 1 or 1:30 in the morning hits, she cries and wakes me up. I take her outside and she usually pees or poops and she goes back to bed. But she still gets up early, usually between 6 or 6:30 in the morning. Needless to say I'd like to get some more sleep and I am feeling discouraged that she's still waking up during the night.
When I first got Lola she slept in my room in her crate but I soon realized that she is a VERY light sleeper and wakes up to even the slightest noise. So, I have moved her into the family room which she loves and thinks is "Lola's" room. I also got her a sound machine to block out other noise and I have a baby monitor (call me crazy) to keep an eye on her. Even when Lola was a lot younger but old enough to hold it through the night, she would wake me at least two times a night to go out.
I do take Lola's water away a few hours before bed, even though I don't like to. She also gets lots of exercise, play time, and tons of love during the day. Even though Lola does usually pee when we are outside during the middle of the night, I really think this could just be separation anxiety. It's almost as if she wakes up during the night, realizes she's not with me anymore and feels the need to get me up. I don't think it's anything medical related. She pees normally during the day and there isn't any blood in her urine. She's been housebroken from a very young age and has never had an accident in her crate.
Sorry this is super long, but I could definitely use some advice. I've thought about just letting her sleep with me but 1. She's such a light sleeper and 2. If I get up during the night to use the bathroom, I know she'll jump off the bed with me and I don't want to disturb her sleep either. I know Lola is definitely old enough to sleep through the night, so I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong!!
Lauren & Lola