Carrie Underwood Shared ‘Pumping’ Selfie Just Before Taking the Stage at the ACM Awards

Just a couple of weeks after opening up on how she was feeling after giving birth to her second son, Jacob, Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, rocked the carpet at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Underwood stunned in a black and silver embroidered gown next to Fisher:

This was the mom’s first red carpet appearance since becoming a mom of two. She previously wrote on Instagram that she just recently started “feeling like herself” again after giving birth in January.

She wrote, in part:

I’m going to be honest, “bouncing back” after having Jacob has been much more difficult than after I had Isaiah and I’ve been pretty hard on myself lately. I go into the gym and I can’t run as fast or as far. I can’t lift as much weight or do as many reps as I could a year ago. I just want to feel like myself again…for my body to feel the way that I know it can.

At the ACMs, Underwood not only rocked the red carpet but she also rocked the stage when she presented and performed twice.

She first performed her hit song, “Southbound,” before taking the stage with “This Is Us” star, Chrissy Metz, as Dearly previously reported.

And just before her “Southbound” performance, Underwood took to Instagram to share how her pre-performance routine has changed since giving birth for a second time.

The singer captioned the smiling selfie:

Getting ready for my performance…….also pumping.

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Her husband commented three heart-eye emojis under the photo, while others praised the working mom for doing what she needed to do.

She told Entertainment Tonight in an interview prior to the show:

“I’m going on the road, on tour, with a 3-month-old baby. So I’m going to be doing my shows, I’m going to be feeding him in the middle of the night. I’m going to be trying to be mother and I’m not taking anything away from the guys by saying that but I’m just saying there are so many people that don’t know our part of it and I’m going to try to do more to just shine a light on that.”

Underwood went on to say that working moms “deserve respect.” She said she doesn’t care “what you do,” working moms are all in this together, adding that they can “definitely use some more support.”

Watch one of Underwood’s ACM performances below:

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