Country superstar Carrie Underwood has captured the hearts of millions, not only with her incredible voice, but with her family values, too.
Though Underwood has been traveling on her world tour this past year, the mother of one has always made time for what matters most — her husband and son, Isaiah.
She recently told Redbook how Isaiah has completely changed her life, adding that “mom guilt” has definitely affected her:
“I definitely feel like it's 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. 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!
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. It’s not all glamorous.”
This week, as Underwood packed her bags for performances in New Zealand and Australia, the country star found Isaiah playing in her suitcase.
The 33-year-old posted on Instagram Thursday how much her little boy will miss his mom, reminding her of the “most precious” item she unfortunately had to leave behind:
“So, I may or may not have smuggled the kiddo into New Zealand with me.......ok, I didn't, but maybe I should have because I'm already missing him like crazy! But, I know he's being spoiled right now by his daddy and Nana and Papa. What on earth am I going to do without him for all this time?!?!?!”
As Taste of Country reports, Underwood has successfully balanced work and her family since giving birth, recently carving time out of her hectic schedule to take Isaiah trick-or-treating.
She even updated her tour bus this year to accommodate a baby on board when she could take him along, according to People. Underwood explained:
“My bus is outfitted for him — he has a crib in the back, and everything is safe there. That’s a whole other thing — when you’re in a hotel, they probably wonder why I put the big plant in the closet. It’s because he’ll grab it.
Or the big lamp on the floor? I have to put it in the closet. It’s a whole new thing to think about, and it’s definitely a lot more going on.”
Though baby Isaiah won't be with his mom as she travels overseas, it's evident he will always be on her mind.