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James and Kimberly Van Der Beek Name Daughter Annabel

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 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 and Kimberly Van Der Beek Expecting Third Child

08/30/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

James Van Der Beek Kimberly Van Der Beek Pregnant Expecting Third Child Courtesy Van Der Beek Family

James Van Der Beek is expanding his family — wife Kimberly is pregnant with their third child!

She took to her lifestyle blog Old School New Rules on Friday to announce the new addition, due this winter.

“I feel ridiculously blessed. I feel so much love, honestly,” James, who will star on the upcoming Friends With Better Lives this fall, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The mom-to-be’s intuition mixed with an onset of moodiness prompted Kimberly to take a pregnancy test, which proved to be inconclusive.

However, the night before the Van Der Beeks embarked on a month-long trip to visit family and friends, she tried once more — and the results were unmistakable.

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James and Kimberly Van Der Beek ‘Triage’ Getting Up with the Kids

06/03/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

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James and Kimberly Van Der Beek may have succeeded in the near impossible task that is balancing parental responsibilities.

“We’ve got the triage thing going. Whoever slept the least [the night before] gets to sleep,” the Friends with Better Lives star and father of two tells PEOPLE at the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower Event on Thursday in New York City. “We take a lot of turns.”

Kimberly seconds the couple’s system. “Today I woke up with the kids and yesterday he did. It’s pretty fair,” she says.

Admittedly, the activist acknowledges that it doesn’t always end up being an even split between the two.

“James is a great help, but when he’s working a lot I’m picking up quite a bit more,” she explains. “I’d obviously like a little more help than I’ve had because I’m starting to work [again].”
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