"We're laid-back parents and he's a laid-back baby and … it surprised me that it's a little easier than I thought it was gonna be," Underwood tells PEOPLE

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June 11, 2015 10:00 PM

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Carrie Underwood prepared for the worst while she was pregnant, but baby Isaiah Michael has exceeded all of her expectations.

“I think I honestly expected — it’s gonna sound weird — but I expected the worst,” she tells PEOPLE, fresh off her history-making sweep at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. “I’ve never been around babies before, to be honest, but he’s so laid-back!”

The country singer says both she and husband Mike Fisher have been pleasantly surprised by how easily the three and a half months since their son’s birth have gone.

“We’re laid-back parents and he’s a laid-back baby and … it surprised me that it’s a little easier than I thought it was gonna be,” Underwood, 32, says. “I think I just expected, like, screaming, crying baby all the time, and he’s just happy and smiley and gorgeous.”

But the happiest time of all?

“In the morning, when he first wakes up, he’s the sweetest. He’s a morning baby,” the proud mama says. “He is smiley and laugh-y and happy and cuddly and that hour, the first hour he’s awake, is just the best.”

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