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James Van Der Beek Welcomes Daughter Emilia

03/25/2016 at 10:15 PM ET

James Van Der Beek is a dad again!

The CSI: Cyber star and wife Kimberly welcomed their fourth child, daughter Emilia Van Der Beek, on Wednesday, March 23 at home, PEOPLE confirms.

“Happy to share that two days ago, Kimberly and I were lucky enough to welcome a little baby girl into the world,” the actor, 39, captioned an Instagram post announcing the birth. “Emilia Van Der Beek.”

The couple’s newest addition joins siblings Olivia, 5, Joshua, 4, and Annabel, 2, who were pictured admiring their newborn sister.

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James and Kimberly Van Der Beek Expecting Fourth Child

11/12/2015 at 03:25 PM ET

James Van Der Beek wife Kimberly expecting fourth child
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Dawson’s gang continues to grow!

James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly are expecting their fourth child, the couple announced via Instagram Thursday.

“So grateful to share with you today that we’re pregnant with our fourth child!” Kimberly captioned a sweet photo with James touching her belly.

The couple’s baby on the way will join brother Joshua, 3½, and big sisters Annabel Leah, 21 months, and Olivia, 5.

Before Annabel’s birth in 2014, the CSI: Cyber actor, 38, admitted going from a family of four to five could be a tricky transition.

“There are moments where we will be dealing with the two, it will be a handful and I’ll think, ‘Well, this is about to get even trickier,’ ” he told PEOPLE.

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James Van Der Beek Taught His Daughter About Trees – During a Potty Break

02/03/2015 at 10:30 AM ET

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In the weeks leading up to the arrival of his third child, James Van Der Beek could only imagine his future as a father.

But after he and his wife Kimberly welcomed daughter Annabel Leah, the actor realized he had no reason to worry.

“Luckily, Annabel decided to take it easy on us,” Van Der Beek, 37, tells PEOPLE. “I think she’s probably our easiest baby. I think she knew that we couldn’t handle any more than that.”

The newest addition seems to be taking after big sister Olivia, who recently indulged her dad during a bathroom break in the redwood forest.

As the 4-year-old used the family’s portable potty next to the car, Van Der Beek thought it would be the perfect time to school her on the wonders of nature.

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James and Kimberly Van Der Beek Welcome Daughter Annabel Leah

01/31/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

James and Kimberly Van Der Beek Welcome Daughter Annabel John Shearer/Invision/AP

Update: The couple have chosen Annabel Leah for their daughter, Kimberly posted Friday. “We named our baby girl,” she writes, sharing the new addition’s name in an Instagram photo.

James appeared on The Talk Friday to promote his new film Labor Day and described how the pair came to the decision.

“We felt like we needed to meet [her] first … and we’re just lazy,” he jokes. “We had not had a single discussion about a name before the baby was born.  I said, ‘By the way, do you have a name?’ She said, ‘Well, only one name came to me.’ I said, ‘Yeah only one name came to me too.’ And it was the same name.”

Originally published Jan. 26: James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly welcomed their third child, a daughter, following a natural birth at home Saturday evening, Jan. 25, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

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James Van Der Beek: A Third Child Will Be ‘Trickier’

01/15/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

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James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly are about to be outnumbered.

The couple are already parents to Joshua, 22 months, and Olivia, 3, and are set to welcome their third child “very soon.”

“There are moments where we will be dealing with the two, it will be a handful and I’ll think, ‘Well, this is about to get even trickier,’ ” Van Der Beek, 36, told PEOPLE at the Television Critics Association press tour Monday.

As he prepares to add to his family, the former Dawson’s Creek star says Olivia is “excited” and he has had “heart-to hearts” with her little brother.

“I think he gets it on some level — maybe not on an immediate level — but in some part of his heart and soul he does,” says Van Der Beek, who recently wrapped filming the first season of his new CBS sitcom Friends With Better Lives, which premieres March 31.

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James Van Der Beek: My Wife’s Pregnancy Craving ‘Set Me Up for Failure’

11/13/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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She’s due with her third child this winter, but Kimberly Van Der Beek has had very few pregnancy cravings — and only one odd food request.

“I wanted non-gelatin Gummy Bears. The only place I knew to get those was the U.K.,” she told PEOPLE during GQ magazine’s 18th annual Men of the Year party on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

“That was four in the morning, so I couldn’t exactly get on a plane. So I was set up for failure, basically,” her husband James, 36, notes.

All candy aside, the couple operates like veterans, taking the latest pregnancy in stride as they carve out precious family time with daughter Olivia, 3, and son Joshua, 20 months.
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James Van Der Beek: ‘Fatherhood Changes You from the Inside Out’

10/20/2013 at 02:45 PM ET

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These days, alone time isn’t something James Van Der Beek is used to.

“The other day, I had a morning to myself in the house and I didn’t know what to do with myself,” the actor, 36, told PEOPLE on Saturday at the Environmental Media Awards in L.A. “I had about 45 minutes before I had to go to work and there was nobody in the house. I had no idea what to do!”

And as Van Der Beek points out, sacrificing me-time isn’t the only thing that comes along with being a dad.

“I think fatherhood changes you from the inside out,” the former Dawson’s Creek star said. “It’s not this thing where you think, ‘Oh, I have to be responsible, I have to take more on.’ You just want to, almost automatically.”

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