'Boy Meets World' Star Danielle Fishel and Husband Jensen Karp Welcome Baby Boy a Month Early

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The couple announced the birth of their son, Adler Lawrence Karp, on Monday morning via Instagram.

Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World star Danielle Fishel and husband writer-producer Jensen Karp welcomed their own baby boy into the world on June 24. 

The couple shared the news via an Instagram post displaying baby Adler Lawrence Karp's fox-adorned nursery along with a picture of him held in his parents' hands. Fishel captioned the Instagram post with details around her first child's birth, including the fact that he was born nearly a month early.

"This has been the most trying week and a half of mine and (Jensen's) lives but we have gotten through it with the support of our incredible family and friends who have shown up for us in unexpected ways," Fishel wrote in her caption. "Jensen and I have also become closer than we ever thought possible and the love between us has grown exponentially as we have leaned on each other during both our highest highs and our lowest lows."

Fishel and Karp's newborn will stay in the hospital's NICU due to fluid in his lungs, Fishel said in the post. The fluid's origins remain unknown, but doctors are working "diligently" to find the cause, the actress wrote. 

The birth of the couple's son came about five months after Fishel announced the pregnancy in January via another Instagram post. The announcement came nearly two months after the couple tied the knot in November 2018

Fishel wrote that the months leading up to the birth of her son went nothing as planned. 

"We feel (helpless) and powerless and useless and we wanted so badly to follow our 'birth plan,' unsurprisingly none of which involved leaving our beautiful baby boy at the hospital for the first weeks of his life," the actress explained. 

The couple awaits the day they can bring their newborn home, but when that will happen remains unknown, Fishel wrote. The actress also noted that while she and her husband — who is featured on Los Angeles radio station KROQ's morning show "Kevin & Bean" — would like to continue updating family, friends and fans on their newborn, they struggled with making the Monday morning announcement and would appreciate time away from the public eye. Fishel recalled "prying eyes — aka paparrazi" following her and her husband during her pregnancy. 

"We are much too fragile for that right now and I pray wholeheartedly that we can have some space as we navigate these next few weeks," she wrote. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One week ago today, on 6/24 at 4:52am, Adler Lawrence Karp made his entrance into the world, 4 weeks early. My water broke on 6/20, one day before my work week directing at Raven's Home ended and my maternity leave began. I was hospitalized that night and put on magnesium sulfate because Adler was only 35 weeks old. Unfortunately, after doing an ultrasound, our amazing OB discovered fluid in his lungs that was not there during our last appointment only 10 days earlier - and thus we entered a nightmare we'll never forget. We still don't have Adler home with us because the deeply good doctors and nurses in the NICU are working diligently to find out why the fluid is there and determine the best way to get it out. This has been the most trying week and a half of mine and @jensenkarp's lives but we have gotten through it with the support of our incredible family and friends who have shown up for us in unexpected ways. Jensen and I have also become closer than we ever thought possible and the love between us has grown exponentially as we have leaned on each other during both our highest highs and our lowest lows. We feel helpess and powerless and useless and we wanted so badly to follow our "birth plan," unsurprisingly none of which involved leaving our beautiful baby boy at the hospital for the first weeks of his life. We have also struggled with making this announcement - we are THRILLED Adler is here and we want to shout it from the rooftops but we know posting about his birth and it's complications opens us up to prying eyes - aka paparazzi staked outside our house, following our every move they way they did several times during my pregnancy. We are much too fragile for that right now and I pray wholeheartedly that we can have some space as we navigate these next few weeks. I can't wait to share more details about him with you (he hates having a poopy diaper for even 1 minute, he loves bath time, he has the cutest sneezes I've ever heard) and sing the praises of his NICU care team but I prefer to do that when Adler is in this crib in his nursery at home on a still unknown future date. P.S. the fox will be removed from his crib before he's ever in it.

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