Days after igniting an online debate about whether she "missed her chance to have a big family" since turning 35, the singer reveals she's expecting.
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The country-pop singer and her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, are expecting their second child, the singer announced—along with her tour, kicking off May 1, 2019—Wednesday morning on Instagram. (You could call this a surprising plot twist considering she sparked an online debate about fertility after age 35 just days ago.)
“You might be wondering or asking, ‘Carrie, why is your tour starting in May?’ Well …. yay!” she said, revealing balloons spelling out “BABY” above her head. “Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another fish to our pond.”
Underwood, 35, added, “This has just been a dream come true with album and baby news and all that stuff. We’re just so excited and so glad you guys can share in this with us and be a part of this with us. We will see you on the road in 2019!”
Baby No. 2 for Fisher and Underwood will round out the household alongside the couple’s 3-year-old son Isaiah Michael. (Related: Carrie Underwood Shared the Cutest Photos Working Out with Her Family)
The spouses’ news of their bundle of joy on the way comes after celebrating eight years of marriage. Underwood and Fisher, 38, said their “I dos” in July 2010, at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia.
“You see each other when you can and you talk to each other as much as you can,” the singer told People in 2013 of balancing marriage amid hectic schedules. “You just have to commit and make it work.”
“I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in,” she wrote in a post to her fan club members. (Related: Carrie Underwood Refused to Let Her Accident Keep Her from Working Out)
Seven weeks after the accident, Underwood said that she was on the mend but “not quite looking the same,” adding, “I am grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way.” (Related: Carrie Underwood Shares Adorable Snap of Son Isaiah Meeting a Turtle and Admits She Prefers Spiders)
“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,’” said Underwood at the time.
“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 added. “That’s what it’s all about.”
This story originally appeared on People.com by Jen Juneau.