During your bustling daily routine, you might not notice your child or grandchild growing up right in front of your eyes. They progress in baby steps, literally, learning to feed themselves and pull up their pants. Small victories add up, and when you get a chance to step back and observe him or her, you may ask yourself, “What happened to my little baby?”
For country superstar Carrie Underwood, that feeling hit home when her son, Isaiah, celebrated his 2nd birthday on Feb. 27. She uploaded a happy photo of Isaiah playing with a birthday balloon with the caption: “Where did two years go? My angel is getting so big! On one hand, it’s so fun to see him learn and grow but on the other, it’s all happening so fast! Happy birthday, little monkey! You are my world…my heart…and I thank God for you each and every day! The two years you have been on this earth have been the best of our lives! Mommy and Daddy love you so much! ❤️️❤️️❤️️”
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Where did two years go? My angel is getting so big! On one hand, it's so fun to see him learn and grow but on the other, it's all happening so fast! Happy birthday, little monkey! You are my world…my heart…and I thank God for you each and every day! The two years you have been on this earth have been the best of our lives! Mommy and Daddy love you so much! ❤️️❤️️❤️️
Underwood still has many joyful years to spend with Isaiah, but the life a musician isn’t easy. “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. It’s not all glamorous,” she told Redbook.
She routinely shares photos that depict the struggles of balancing her career with her family life. But Underwood recently decided it was time to take a break from singing so she could focus on being a mother. Judging from her recent photos, she’s enjoying her well-deserved break.
But even though she might not be there to tuck Isaiah in every night, there’s not doubt how much she loves her little boy.
“I definitely feel like [motherhood] changed me as a person. I’m happier. I’m in a better mood a lot of the time. He’ll be watching cartoons and I’ll be watching him. I’m completely in love,” she said. “I love it when he’s sleepy and I get to hold him and smell him. He doesn’t know I’m staring at him and being all googly-eyed!”
So sweet! We hope Isaiah will appreciate his mom’s sacrifices when he’s older.
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Carry Underwood and Mike Fisher December 2014
Carrie Underwood was introduced to her now husband Mike Fisher, a professional hockey player for the Nashville Predators, through her bandmate Mark Childers in 2008. The couple instantly hit it off when they met backstage at one of Underwood's concerts.
Carrie Underwood pregnant
The couple were married in 2010. After four years of wedded bliss, Underwood showed off her burgeoning baby bump at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards.
Baby Isaiah February 2015
Isaiah Fisher was born to the Christian couple on February 27, 2015. According to nameberry.com, the biblical name means "Salvation of the Lord."
Isaiah Playing Piano August 2015
Six-month-old Isaiah took a stab at playing the piano--in a suit! Looks like Underwood has a young Mozart on her hands.
Fisher Baby Jersey October 2015
Young Isaiah was photographed in a Predators jersey for an article about his parents in PEOPLE. Who knows, maybe he'll grow up to make it big on the ice one day as well!
Fisher And Isaiah Asleep Nov 2015
Both Fisher and Isaiah took a snooze during one of Underwood's band rehearsals. She clearly wasn't all that upset, though, when she spotted the perfect photo opp of the sleeping duo.
Isaiah And Mom on Tour Bus Nov 2015
There’s nothing like a mother’s love. Underwood spared Isaiah from tears with a quick cuddle on her tour bus shortly before she appeared on stage.
Isaiah hockey game March 2016
Isaiah watched his parents share a romantic smooch as Fisher was honored for his 1,000th NHL hockey game in March of last year. Of course, Isaiah was wearing his Predators jersey too!
Isaiah May 2016
Isaiah showed his mom some love by spelling out "Love you mama" in block letters. How sweet!
Isaiah Fisher with Dad June 2016
Underwood posted this adorable pic of father and son at the petting zoo back in June. We almost can't handle all the cuteness going on here.
Isaiah Fisher July 2016
Isaiah was all smiles as mom snapped a photo of him in the summer sun. We wonder what had him giggling!
Isaiah With Dog January 2017
Underwood's latest post of the photogenic youngster showed Isaiah making friends with the family dog Penny. What a cute pair!
Little Isaiah celebrated his second birthday on February 27. Underwood shared some adorable snaps of his Sesame Street-themed birthday party, complete with a Cookie Monster cake!
Carrie Underwood Son Workout
Carried Underwood affectionately dubs her son as her "workout buddy," even though he's still in his PJs here. Too cute!
Carrie Underwood son April 2017
All the important men in Carrie Underwood's life gathered for this downright adorable photo. Isaiah and his grandfather look thrilled as they examine the hockey puck Underwood's hubby just passed through the glass. So sweet!