Carrie Underwood recently opened up about her heartbreaking experiences with miscarriage. The country singer has suffered from three miscarriages after trying to have children with her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher. All three occurred while Underwood was working on her latest album titled “Cry Pretty,” released on September 14th.
Underwood was anticipating an exciting few years when she began both the process of writing her new album and of trying to have a baby. She stated, “I’d kind of planned that 2017 was, you know, going to be the year that I work on new music, and I have a baby. We got pregnant early 2017, and didn’t work out.”
But Underwood remained optimistic: “[I]n the beginning it was like, ‘Okay, God, we know this is, just wasn’t your timing. And that is all right. We will bounce back and figure our way through it.’ And got pregnant again in the spring, and it didn’t work out. Got pregnant again, early 2018. Didn’t work out. So, at that point, it was just kind of like, ‘Okay, like, what’s the deal? What is all of this?’”
Carrie Underwood took her miscarriages in stride, and was happy to be busy with photo shoots and interviews to distract her from the heartbreak she faced, which she described as “therapeutic.”
Additionally, Underwood recalls the conflicting feelings she felt over her miscarriages – because she does have one son, Isaiah.
“I had always been afraid to be angry. Because we are so blessed. And 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. 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.
And I got mad,” Underwood confessed.
The singer did not give up hope on her wish to have another child. This past August, Underwood officially announced that her and her husband were expecting their second child.
While many women wait until the 12-week mark of their pregnancy to share the news with friends and family (due to concerns over miscarriage early on), Underwood chose to wait a bit longer.
“Obviously, you kind of want to reach a point in your pregnancy where you’re sure that everything is going well before you let other people in on it,” Underwood explained. “Stuff like that was important. You don’t want to jump the gun and then have to take it back.”
Now that the news is official, it’s safe to say Underwood is over the moon as her dreams for a new album and a new baby have come true. Carrie Underwood will be going on her “Cry Pretty” tour during spring 2019.
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