Carrie Underwood managed to melt Instagram’s heart today – with a little help from 2019-born son Jacob. The “American Idol” winner and country superstar took to the platform to celebrate Jacob’s first birthday on Tuesday, opting to break the pattern of keeping her family life private.
Carrie, 36, tends not to post too many photos of husband Mike Fisher and the couple’s two children, but a milestone as big as a first birthday will be shared. Check out Carrie’s adorable cake-smashing pics here, or just keep scrolling.
Carrie’s motherhood journey hasn’t been an easy one. 2019 saw the “Cry Pretty” singer reveal her pain at having suffered three miscarriages in two years, with a hint of the failed pregnancies mentioned in a caption accompanying melt-worthy snaps of Jacob smashing a giant green cake.
“Happy birthday, Jacob! How are you already 1 year old? You are smiley, crazy, smart, soooo fast and into everything! And, apparently, you love cake! I can’t wait to see your personality continue to shine! I have a good feeling you’re going to keep us all on our toes for years to come!” Carrie wrote.
“I thank God for you each and every day. You are truly our miracle baby!!! Mommy loves you! Swipe to see how cute the cake was before Jake got ahold of it!,” she added.
Carrie’s post didn’t take long to rake in the comments. Little Jacob sitting there in his army-print top was enough to melt many a heart, with the comments section to the singer’s post quickly reflecting this.
“Heartthrob!!!! He loves it. So cute! Happy birthday baby boy. God has big plans for you?,” one fan wrote.
“Happy Birthday, Jacob! So sweet… Treasure every day, they grow up so fast. He is a cutie,” another said.
“Awww happy birthday Jacob” was another comment.
The update itself also managed to rack up an impressive 177,000+ likes in just two hours.
Carrie has been honest and open about the miscarriages. In 2019, the blonde revealed that the loss is still on her mind.
“But letting yourself go there … other people that are going through the same thing. It kind of connects you to them. I will always mourn those children, those lives that were a shooting star, a breath of smoke, but I have Jacob, and he is incredible. He is the sweetest little baby. At the time it was awful, and it still hurts, but it’s kind of like ‘OK, I have this,'” she said.
Carrie will forever be known for her power voice. The star who auditioned as a nervous youngster in front of Simon Cowell all those years is ago is proof of just how well reality singing competitions can go – Carrie won “American Idol” back in 2005.
While Carrie’s career as a musician continues to rise, so too does her career as a businesswoman.
Calia by Carrie is the star’s athleisurewear line. Its sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods placed the brand as the third most-popular after Nike and Under Armour.
Fans are likely wishing Carrie’s little one all the best on his big day.