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'Boy Meets World' star Danielle Fishel and husband Jensen Karp welcome 1st child, baby boy Adler

The newborn reportedly arrived a month early as they said the middle name of their boy is Lawrence and was chosen in honor of Karp's father who died 11 years ago

The popular '90s sitcom 'Boy Meets World' actress, Danielle Fishel, and her husband Jensen Karp welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Monday. They shared the happy news with the world on Instagram shortly after the birth. The newborn reportedly arrived a month early as they said the middle name of their boy, named Adler, is Lawrence and was chosen to honor Karp's father who died 11 years ago, according to PEOPLE.

"One week ago today, on 6/24 at 4:52 a.m., Adler Lawrence Karp made his entrance into the world, 4 weeks early," Fishel wrote in her Instagram post. "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."

Danielle Fishel (L) and executive producer Jensen Karp at TBS' Drop the Mic and The Joker's Wild Premiere Party at Dream Hotel on October 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

"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," the 38-year-old recalled. “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,” Fishel continued. “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,” she wrote. “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.”

Screenshot of the image of Adler shared by father Jensen Karp on his Instagram account. (Instagram/Jensen Karp)

The actress also said they struggled about making this announcement because although they are "thrilled Adler is here" and want to shout it from the rooftops, they’ve been dealing with “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,” Fishel said in her post.