Multiple Grammy Award winner and popular country singer Carrie Underwood, 35, welcomed her second child with husband, professional hockey star Mike Fisher, 38. Taking to social media on Wednesday, the country star announced the arrival of their son named Jacob Bryan Fisher. The baby was born on Monday, January 21. Sharing beautiful pictures of the latest addition to the family on Instagram, Underwood wrote, “Jacob Bryan Fisher entered the world in the wee hours of the morning on Monday … his mom, dad, and big brother couldn’t be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle!” She shared pictures of herself, Fisher and the proud big brother Isaiah Michael, who is nearly 4, celebrating the newborn Jacob.
She further added, “Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good.” She also shared the news on her Twitter handle. It is worth noting that the baby’s arrival has come months after Underwood revealed to the media and her fans that she and Fisher were expecting another child, in August, according to People. She spilled the beans on the sex of her baby in November last year at the opening of the 2018 CMA Awards. Underwood co-hosted the gala event with musician and songwriter Brad Paisley.
But the route to her second pregnancy hasn’t been an easy one. In a heartbreaking revelation, Underwood shared that she suffered three miscarriages from 2017 to 2018. Speaking to CBS Sunday Morning in September, in an emotional interview, the award-winning singer opened up about battling fertility issues. During the interview, Underwood on how she was coping with the loss, said, “My son, Isaiah, is the sweetest thing. And he’s the best thing in the world. And I’m like, ‘If we can never have any other kids, that’s okay because he’s amazing’.”
She went on to add, “And I have this amazing life. Like, really, what can I complain about? I can’t. I have an incredible husband, incredible friends, an incredible job, an incredible kid. Can I be mad? No.” The birth of her second baby boy also follows an accident after which Underwood received 40 to 50 stitches in her face and had to undergo surgery on her broken wrist. She had a nasty fall on the steps of her home in Nashville in November 2017.
In an interview with Redbook in August last year, she also spoke about her “life-changing fall” and the obstacles she was faced with thereafter. She said, “It was … a very soul-searching year for me. There were some personal things that happened. And I had the accident and all of that to get through … and just life. Life is full of ups and downs, and I might have had a few more downs than ups last year.” Answering a query then about wanting to have a big family, she had said, “We always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older. In the meantime, we’re lucky to be a part of organizations that help kids, because our focus right now in our lives is helping as many kids as possible.”
Meanwhile, things will also change for big brother Isaiah who now has the added responsibility of taking care of his younger brother. Speaking to Jimmy Fallon last year, Underwood had said, “He’ll be really sweet and talk to my belly and kiss my belly. He’s the sweetest little boy. But no kid can really know that their life is going to change … He’ll have to share Mommy.” Isaiah also turns 4 in February. We wish the beautiful boy a happy birthday in advance.
On the professional front. Underwood released her latest album, Cry Pretty, on September 14 last year, ahead of hosting the CMA Awards for the 11th time. She’d been working through her pregnancy. “I just have a strange job,” she had told E! News on the CMT Artist of the Year red carpet. “I feel like I’m a working mom, pregnant, I got my stuff to do, you know, it’s just an interesting job I have, but I’m just like every other pregnant lady trying to go to work,” she added. While she is expected to be on maternity break for the next few months, she will be kicking off her next tour, supported by Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, on May 1. Tickets for the same are already on sale.