Carrie Underwood and former NHL player Mike Fisher welcomed a baby boy to their family on January 21, 2019. They made their announcement via Instagram and shared adorable snapshots of the family's first meetings:
"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..."
Carrie, 35, and Mike are already parents to son Isaiah who was born in 2015. They have been trying to have another baby and were thrilled to announce the pregnancy back in the summer of 2018:
"Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding a little fish to our pond. This has been a dream come true with the album and baby news and all that stuff."
After having three miscarriages in two years, Carrie worried she may never have another baby so she did what she thought was her last resort and prayed:
“I was like, ‘Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid? Do something. Either shut the door, or let me have a kid.’”
Some causes of recurrent miscarriages include thyroid disorders, infections, immunologic factors, genetic abnormalities, endocrine disorders, and diabetes. Medically speaking, a recurrent miscarriage is defined as the occurrence of three or more clinically recognized pregnancy losses before 20 weeks of pregnancy. After one miscarriage your chance of having a full-term baby is about 76 percent, after 2 miscarriages, it’s 70 percent, after 3, it’s 65 percent, and after four miscarriages a live birth is anticipated in about 60 percent of pregnancies.
Carrie admitted she had almost given up on having another child:
“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, and I have this amazing life.’ 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.”
After announcing that a new baby is on the way, Carrie shared the excitement with her fans, "We are just so excited and just so glad that you guys can share in this with us and be a part of this with us."
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