Danielle Fishel Gives Birth One Month Early, Welcoming First Child With Husband Jensen Karp


He’s here! Danielle Fishel and her husband, Jensen Karp, are the proud parents of a baby boy after the actress gave birth one month early on June 24.

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Danielle Fishel and Jensen Karp at TBS’ Drop the Mic and The Joker’s Wild Premiere Party at Dream Hotel on October 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for TBS

“One week ago today, on 6/24 at 4:52am, Adler Lawrence Karp made his entrance into the world, 4 weeks early,” the actress, 38, wrote on Instagram on Monday, July 1. “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.”

She added, “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. … 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.”

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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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Her husband, 39, shared a shot of the newborn, writing, “Adler is already the center of my universe. He’s adorable. He has so much hair. It’s ridiculous. … And he’s fighting so hard every single day. I KNOW he’ll be out soon, kissing me back, ruining our lives. I’ve remembered that miracles still can’t always be perfect, but as soon as he’s feeling better, it’s going to be difficult to convince me that this little guy is anything but.”

The Boy Meets World alum announced in January that she and Karp were expecting. “I’m eating for two,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “I’m napping with wild abandon. Baby shoes. Baby clothes. (I’m shopping). I’m nesting. I’m reading books. I’m madly in love with my husband. I cry at commercials. I’m a walking cliché. I’ve got baby apps. I’m confident. I feel inadequate. I’m showing one day and the next I’m not. I’m nervous. I’m excited. He’s due in July. We can’t wait.”

In the sweet announcement shot, a tiny pair of tennis shoes were photographed between two mom and dad-sized pairs.

The Drop the Mic executive producer showed off Fishel’s baby bump on Twitter that same day, writing, “GUYS. We’re having a baby boy. Couldn’t be more excited to raise a sweet little dumpling with @daniellefishel.”

He and the Normally, This Would Be Cause For Concern author wed in November 2018. While they met in high school, their relationship didn’t take a romantic turn until 2017. Nine months after making their debut as a couple, the pair announced their engagement.

“I woke up today thinking it would be a normal day and it was anything but normal,” Fishel captioned an Instagram pic with her then-fiancé. “I put on my Genghis Cohen t-shirt and went to see @jensenclan88 at work where I proceeded to screw up a very romantic marriage proposal by being too efficient (this is very on brand for me). The future Mr. and Mrs. Karp are now engaged and no one is more excited than I am.”

She gushed about their relationship in September 2018, telling Us Weekly exclusively, “He’s the most amazing partner anybody could ever hope for. I’m really looking forward to building a life with him.”

The Arizona native was married to Tim Belusko from 2013 to 2015.

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