Jensen Karp and his wife, actress Danielle Fishel, have welcomed a new addition to the family!!
The couple welcomed their second baby, son Keaton Joseph Karp, on August 29, Danielle confirmed on Sunday. Jensen and Danielle are also parents to their 2-year-old son, Adler Lawrence.
“On 8/29/2021 we welcomed Keaton Joseph Karp to the world. He was born on his deceased grandfather Larry’s birthday (like I prayed for!) and his middle name is an homage to his great grandfather who is still here to meet him at almost 98 years old,” the actress wrote on her Instagram post.
“Adler is a super(hero) big brother and @jensenkarp and I are thrilled to have him home, healthy and safe, with us. Also, Adler thinks my postpartum care tools are a lot more fun than I do.”
The Boy Meets World star first revealed her pregnancy on her 40th birthday in May.
She posted a picture of herself showing her baby bump on Instagram and wrote, “F O R T Y! I’ve never been more excited or hopeful for the next decade of my life.”
“I had a beautiful childhood, teenage years I still dream about, my 20’s were insane (and mostly miserable) and my 30’s brought me lows and highs but eventually I leveled out to a place of security,” she added.
“Security in who I am, what I believe, and with whom I want to spend precious time. I couldn’t be more grateful to enter my 40’s with my amazing husband and son, excitedly expecting the arrival of baby boy #2. My birthday wish is for all of you to tell someone how much you love them and walk through today with more patience than you normally might.”
Jensen Karp and Danielle Fishel’s First Son
Adler, the couple’s first baby, was born in June 2019, one month before his due date. He was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit because of fluid build-up in his lungs for 21 days.
Danielle explained the situation to PEOPLE in September 2019, “Adler is bottle-fed because of the issue that he had, something called chylothorax. It’s a leak in the lymphatic system.” “Unfortunately, my breast milk was creating fluid in his lungs, and we had to take him off of breast milk and put him on a specially formulated formula that doesn’t use the lymphatic system.”
Adler was rushed via ambulance to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles when staff at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, where the baby was born, noticed his lungs were not healing themselves as they expected. Danielle was told that this was common with the rare condition.
“That was obviously devastating for us. It was traumatizing,” the actress said. “We were not expecting that. The last thing we had heard was that it looks good, the fluid’s going down. We expected to have this ultrasound done and be told there was no more fluid in his lungs.”
Jensen added, “In the long run, when we ended up at Children’s Hospital and we saw the other things that children and parents are facing, we put it in perspective and we were just so happy to have Adler with us.”
“For every first-time parent, it’s an adjustment to know it wasn’t ideal, but he’s healthy and he’s going to make it. We have the best doctors around us, etc. Those are the things you kind of ease into,” Jensen said.