Actress Danielle Fishel, most notably known for playing the role of Topanga Lawrence in the 90’s cult classic TV show Boy Meets World, has just announced the birth of her son! Fishel welcomes her son alongside her husband, Jensen Karp.
In an emotional post, Fishel reveals the name of her son, Adler Lawrence. We can’t help but wonder if her darling son’s middle name is a nod to her infamous role on Boy Meets World! Either way, we adore the name Fishel and Karp have chosen for their son.
Fishel announced in her Instagram post that Adler was born one week ago on June 24th at 4:52 am, 4 weeks before her due date. Unfortunately, Adler’s welcome into the world did not come without complications. Adler has not been able to come home as of yet and is spending his days being cared for by a wonderful team of doctors and nurses in the NICU.
Fishel shares the emotional story behind the arrival of her first child. “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 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. 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 its complications opens us up to prying eyes – aka paparazzi staked outside our house, following our every move the 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.”
We are thinking of baby Adler, Danielle, and Jensen and hope this sweet little blessing will be welcomed home soon.
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