What Carrie Underwood Is Really Like as a Mom

“I’m doing the best that I can, you know?”

Carrie Underwood revealed Wednesday she’s expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher. “Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond,” she announced on social media.

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Underwood and Fisher are already parents to Isaiah Michael Fisher, who was born in 2015. And since then, she has been refreshingly real about the good and the bad that comes with parenthood. Here are a few things she has shared about being a mom.

She brings her son Isaiah along with her to work—and to workouts.

When Isaiah was 1, Underwood brought him on the road with her. “I’m fortunate because I get to have my little guy with me,” she told . “I was so concerned about going on tour and how it was all going to work. How am I going to be a mom? How am I going to do what I do? He’s learned how to hang with us and keep up. It’s been really wonderful having him out on the road.”

She has shared several adorable photos of her son tagging along with her as she works, snapping moments of her family supporting her singing career and line of activewear.

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Ever since Isaiah was a little baby, she’s also included him in her exercise routine. “He has a short attention span, but he’s a pretty good workout buddy,” . “He just wants to be a part of it, and he just wants to be around you and just do what you’re doing.”

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She praises her husband Mike Fisher for being a great dad.

On Father’s Day, Underwood wrote a moving message about how Fisher interacts with Isaiah. “He wants to do everything you do and go where you go,” she wrote. “He knows he is loved beyond measure and that you will always be there for him.”

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Isaiah has also been to Fisher’s Nashville Predators games, even rocking a jersey to match his dad. “I wonder if he’ll remember seeing his daddy play,” Underwood wrote on Instagram. “I sure hope so.”

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She keeps it real about the not-so-good days.

, Underwood admitted that like most moms, she struggles with balancing it all. “You feel guilty about every single thing, every decision you make, everything you do,” she said. One obstacle she had to over come was breastfeeding. "It’s hard. My supply is pretty nil,” she said at time time. “We have to supplement with formula. I’m doing the best that I can, you know?”

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She's also realistic about the fact that she hires help to take care of Isaiah. “Accepting help is hard for me, but I'm learning. Sometimes I feel guilty that this is my son's life: We live on a bus and we're in a hotel room and sometimes we're in the middle of nowhere and it's not so great,” . “We have a nanny who helps out, especially when we're on the road. But I'd feel guilty asking someone to watch him at home while I run to the grocery store."

She doesn’t mince words about the scary moments that come with parenting, either. Back in 2015, she tweeted about having to break into her own car after accidentally getting Isaiah locked inside. It turns out she and Fisher had closed their doors at the same time, and one of their dogs from the inside of the car. Everyone ended up being fine, though they had to break the car’s window to get back inside.

When your dogs manage to lock themselves, all your stuff & the baby in the car & you have to break a window to get in.

— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood)

She celebrates the little things in life.

Underwood shares the fun moments that make parenthood worth it, too, like when Isaiah gets a little too into eating, cuddles up with the family dog, or paints a rather abstract image of her hair.

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Those little things are crucial to her life, especially given her busy career. “I remember when we first found out we were gonna have him it [was] like, ‘How are we gonna do this? Our lives are so crazy as it is,’” . “But you just make room and you learn how important that family time is, and to be able to spend time and carve out some of that and maybe get to go on vacation and maybe get to go on a cruise — that stuff is so important to, like I said, make time for family.”

She might want to adopt in the future.

, released before she announced she was pregnant, Underwood revealed she and Fisher are thinking about adopting in the future. “I'm 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family. We always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older,” she said. “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.”

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