Pregnant Carrie Underwood reveals the personal reason she waited to announce baby No. 2

Country singer Carrie Underwood waited a beat before announcing that she is expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher.

“Obviously, you kind of want to reach a point in your pregnancy where you’re sure that everything is going well before you let other people in on it,” the 35-year-old explained to PopCulture.comOpens a New Window. in an interview published on Tuesday, September 11. “Stuff like that was important. You don’t want to jump the gun and then have to take it back.” (Many women choose to share their pregnancy news at the 12-week mark, when the risk of miscarriage is dramatically reduced.)

The American Idol winner planned to keep baby No. 2 under wraps for a bit longer, but then her baby bump appeared. “I was like, ‘I guess today’s the day. I can’t hide this anymore,” Underwood explained. “Going to the grocery store and it’s 90-something degrees outside and I’m in giant hoodies. It was just time to put it out there.”

Finally on August 8, Underwood announced on Instagram that she and the retired ice hockey player, 38, would be giving their son Isaiah, 3, a sibling. 

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher (L) and Carrie Underwood attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher (L) and Carrie Underwood attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: NHL player Mike Fisher and singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
BRENTWOOD, TN - OCTOBER 24: Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood (L) and NHL Player Mike Fisher (R) attend Nashville Shines for Haiti benefiting Sean Penn's J/P Haitian relief organization featuring Tim McGraw hosted and underwritten by Johnathon Arndt and Newman Arndt at the Arndt Estate on October 24, 2017 in Brentwood, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher attends the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood (L) and NHL player Mike Fisher attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 8th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Carrie Underwood (R) and hockey player Mike Fisher attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Billboard Awards 2014/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend the 'TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most Influential People In The World' at the Frederick P Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. � LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: NHL player Mike Fisher (L) and singer Carrie Underwood attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
FRANKLIN, TN - DECEMBER 03: Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend the CMT Artist of the Year Awards at The Factory At Franklin on December 3, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Carrie Underwood (R) and husband Mike Fisher arrive at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Carrie Underwood (R) and NHL player Mike Fisher at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2012/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Recording artist Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher attend the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Mike Fisher and singer Carrie Underwood arrive at Fox's 'American Idol 2012' Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Singer Carrie Underwood and professional ice hockey player Mike Fisher arrive at 'American Idol' Season 11 Grand Finale Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: NHL Player Mike Fisher and Singer Carrie Underwood arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attend the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood attends the 2010 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: NHL player Mike Fisher and singer Carrie Underwood arrive at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Singer Carrie Underwood and hockey Player Mike Fisher onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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Though Fisher is pampering his wife of eight years, she is also looking after herself by releasing endorphins with her trainer, Erin Oprea.

“I feel like it’s my therapy everyday,” Underwood revealed. “I don’t go get massages. I don’t go get facials. That would be great. I might get a massage twice a year — some Mother’s Day present or something, which I literally have a gift card for that, that’s like two years old that I have no used for Mother’s Day.” 

The Oklahoma native, who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, pointed out the physical demands of performing. “I need to be at my peak. I need to be able to sing and walk across the stage without being winded,” she said. “And I’m doing it in heels, which makes it five times as hard.” Exercise, noted Underwood, “makes me feel better about myself. It makes me feel better. I need that in my life.”

Underwood’s Cry Pretty album will be released on Friday, September 14.

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