Danielle Fishel welcomes son after early delivery

Actress' first child born a month early

By Marianne Garvey, CNN
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Danielle Fishel

(CNN) - "Boy Meets World" star Danielle Fishel and her producing husband Jensen Karp have welcomed a baby boy, she announced on Instagram on Monday.

It is their first child.

Her baby was born a month early, Fishel revealed, and is still in the hospital growing strong.

"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," Fishel wrote.

She continued: "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."

Fischel says she and her husband "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."

Although she had a birth plan in place, she said she is thrilled Adler is here by any means possible.

"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," Fishel said. "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," Fishel continued. "(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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