It’s a BOY!!
Great news for beloved ‘90s television star Danielle Fishel when she and husband Jensen Karp welcomed their firstborn son into the world. But the family experienced some really scary moments in the weeks leading up to the dramatic birth, leading to countless prayers and sleepless nights.
PEOPLE reports, “Danielle Fishel — best known for her role in the ’90s sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’ and its sequel spin-off ‘Girl Meets World’ — and her husband Jensen Karp welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Monday, June 24, they announced on Instagram Monday [July 1]”
Adler’s arrival came after a tense week for the parents-to-be, more than a month before he was due!
Danielle explains on her Instagram the scary events leading up to Adler’s premature birth.
“One week ago today, on 6/24 at 4:52 am, 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.
Danielle went on to explain the disappointment they felt when it became clear that their carefully crafted birth plan would be thrown out of the window.
"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."
Danielle then somewhat sheepishly explained why they waited a week to make the official announcement about their new addition.
“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.
“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.”
Hinting at the extreme strain Adler’s first week of life has brought to the couple, they begged fans for understanding and patience, promising more information in the near future.
“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." 👶❤️
Please join us in wishing Danielle, Jensen, and little Adler all the best as they set their sights on happier days that lie ahead.