AceShowbiz - Actress Danielle Fishel has become a first-time mother, a month earlier than expected.
The former "Boy Meets World" star and her husband, TV producer Jensen Karp, welcomed a son named Adler Lawrence Karp on 24 June, and shared the news with fans on Instagram on Monday, July 01.
However, in the lengthy caption, the new mum reveals she suffered pregnancy complications and as a result, their baby boy has been receiving treatment in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) ever since his arrival.
Sharing a photo of her child's nursery and a second image of the new parents each placing a hand on the tiny tot in his incubator, she writes, "One week ago today, on 6/24 at 4:52am, Adler Lawrence Karp made his entrance into the world, 4 weeks early...."
"Unfortunately, after doing an ultrasound, our amazing OB (obstetrician) 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 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."
The actress goes on to admit the worrying situation has made for "the most trying week and a half" for the couple, even though it has actually brought the pair "closer" than ever before.
But Fishel confesses she may not have gone public with the news just yet had she and her husband not been hounded by members of the paparazzi outside their house, and she plans to only share more about their son once they are allowed to take Adler home "on a still unknown future date."
Fishel announced her pregnancy in January, just two months after tying the knot with Karp.