Carrie Underwood’s youngest son, Jacob, is officially a two year old! He celebrated his second birthday on January 21, and Underwood posted a photo of him as a newborn along with a sweet caption to commemorate the day.
“Jacob, we longed for you. We prayed for you. We walked a long, hard road in order to one day hold you,” she wrote alongside the newborn photo. “Today you are two. You are silly and strong. You love to play and sing and follow your big brother around. You are loved. You are cherished. You are an incredible blessing from God. Happy birthday, sweet boy!”
The “long, hard road” Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher walked includes the suffering of multiple miscarriages before Jacob was born. The couple opened up about their struggle in an episode of their video series, “Mike and Carrie: God & Country,” over the summer. Fisher shared that even after multiple losses he knew they were going to get pregnant for a second time and that his name would be Jacob.
“Mike came to me one day and said, ‘We’re gonna have another baby, and it’s gonna be a boy, and his name’s gonna be Jacob,'” Underwood said. “And I was like, ‘OK, and you know this because?’”
“I was just kind of wrestling and probably the most honest I’ve been with God ever in my life,” Fisher added. “And I heard, not audibly, but I just sensed that God told me we’re gonna have a son and his name’s Jacob.”
Underwood and Fisher also share five-year-old Isaiah. Their first born made his singing debut this past year by appearing on Underwood’s Christmas album, My Gift, singing “Little Drummer Boy” alongside his mom.