Carrie Underwood is overwhelmed.
The country songstress and mom to son Isaiah has learned a couple of things since becoming a mom, but the most important lesson she has taken away is not to be afraid to ask for a hand every now and then. Carrie is Redbook's November cover star, and she opens up to the magazine about not only how motherhood has changed her but also what she has learned since becoming a mom.
"Ask for help. Accepting help is hard for me, but I'm learning," she says when asked about what advice she'd give working mothers. "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."
But while Carrie admits she has a nanny to help out during those crazy times on the road, she confesses she prefers to do the heavy lifting herself when they family is at home. "We have a nanny who helps out, especially when we're on the road," she adds, "but I'd feel guilty asking someone to watch him at home while I run to the grocery store."
Now that she and husband Mike Fisher are finally acclimated to being a family of three, would they ever consider having a second child?
"If my husband were at the beginning of his career, I'm not sure we could handle it. Since he's kind of nearing the end and won't be traveling so much, we're like, 'We can figure it out for not that long.' You make it work," she explains. "When I was pregnant, I thought, 'How am I going to go on the road? How am I going to keep doing my job?' I had to just give it to God and stop worrying about it. Sure enough, we figured it out."
While Carrie and Mike aren't decided on having another child, she can't help but gush about her son. "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," she coos. "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!"
Redbook hits newsstands on Oct. 18.