Three months ago, Carrie Underwood and her husband, retired NHL player Mike Fisher, welcomed their second child. Jacob Fisher is the second son for the couple who are also parents to 4-year-old Isaiah. But, the road to parenthood the second time around was a difficult one. In a new interview with the TODAY Show, Underwood opened up about that journey and revealed whether or not her family now feels complete.
2018 was a big year for Carrie Underwood for many reasons. The “Jesus, Take the Wheel” singer returned to the spotlight after a devastating accident left her with nearly 50 stitches in her face. Her return was marked with the release of her sixth studio album, Cry Pretty. But, perhaps the most exciting news for Carrie was the news that she was expecting her second child.
In an interview following her announcement, Carrie revealed that she had suffered three miscarriages in two years. The heartbreak tested Carrie’s faith and caused her to question God.
“I was like, ‘Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid? Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid,'” she told CBS Sunday Morning. “For the first time, I feel like I actually I told God how I felt. And I feel, like, we’re supposed to do that. That was like a Saturday. And the Monday I went to the doctor to, like, confirm another miscarriage. And they told me everything was great!”
Baby Jacob Bryan Fisher arrived in January. The proud mom shared the news on Instagram, saying, “…his mom, dad and big brother couldn’t be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle! Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good…”
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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! Our hearts are full, our eyes are tired and our lives are forever changed. Life is good…
Wednesday morning (May 1), Underwood sat down with the TODAY Show’s Natalie Morales and opened up about life as a mom of two. When asked if she feels like her family is now complete, Underwood shared that she is currently “living in the moment” and will “evaluate” after her tour is over.
“You know, it’s such a difficult road to get where we are now. And, I’ll have to evaluate after this tour is over. Then we can talk about what’s next. But I’ve been a lot of kind of ‘live in the moment’ lately. And I think that’s good. I am kind of a planner and I really do like knowing what’s around every corner,” Carrie said.
The 35-year-old added that the trials of the last few years have taught her a valuable lesson…you don’t know what’s going to happen next.
“There’s no way you can plan for everything or make everything be the way you want it. So it’s been good for me to just kind of be present, and live in the moment, and stop trying so hard to plan out the entire rest of my life.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 30, 2019
Baby Jacob and his big brother Isaiah will be joining their mom on her Cry Pretty tour that kicks off May 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina, and will take the family to more than 50 stops through October.