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Fourth Child on the Way for Mark-Paul Gosselaar

12/12/2014 at 11:35 AM ET

Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s family is growing again — and he couldn’t be happier.

“It’s something we’re really excited about and we’ve been planning for awhile,” the actor, 40, told PEOPLE at Thursday’s Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! in Los Angeles.

Gosselaar’s new addition will be his second child with his wife, Catriona McGinn. The couple welcomed son Dekker Edward, now 14 months, in 2013 and the dad-to-be admits having back-to-back babies is working in their favor.

“We’re doing some tweaks to the house and some things to prepare for the room,” he explains. “But we’re old pros at this now. How do you prepare other than get as much sleep as you can?”

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Jokes: My Kids Love Their Baby Brother, Just Not Each Other

04/08/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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The sibling love was at a standstill in Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s home — until his two kids were saved by … the baby.

Despite a rocky relationship with each other, the actor’s children, Michael Charles, 10, and Ava Lorenn, 7½, have happily embraced their roles as big brother and sister to 6-month-old Dekker Edward.

“They still hate each other, but they love the baby, so all the love now goes to Dekker,” Gosselaar, 40, joked to PEOPLE at the Safe Kids Day event on Saturday in West Hollywood, Calif.

Balancing a new baby and busy schedules with work can get hectic, so during the week Gosselaar’s goal is often “just having dinner … as a unit.” But all bets are off on the weekends when the family — which includes Gosselaar’s wife Catriona — gets together for some fun.
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Welcomes Son Dekker Edward

09/30/2013 at 10:00 PM ET

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It’s another Saved by the Bell baby!

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and wife Catriona McGinn welcomed their first child together on Monday, Sept. 30, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Son Dekker Edward Gosselaar was born at around noon in Los Angeles, Calif.

“We are overjoyed with the new addition to our family. We are madly in love with our little boy,” the Franklin & Bash star, 39, tells PEOPLE. “He is healthy and just perfect — all we could ask for.”

Although Gosselaar kept mum on what the couple were having while speaking to PEOPLE two weeks ago, he did share a little about their name choice. “It is not traditional and it is not too quirky. It is different, but it’s not something odd,” he said at the time.
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Baby’s Name Is ‘Not Traditional’

09/12/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar will soon be trading in his golf clubs for a diaper bag.

“My wife is two weeks away from giving birth so hopefully I’m not going to miss that today,” Gosselaar, 39, told PEOPLE at the 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Celebrity Tee-Off on Monday.

Eight months after tying the knot with advertising executive Catriona McGinn, Gosselaar — already dad to Ava Lorenn, 7, and Michael Charles, 9½ — announced that he and McGinn are expecting their first child together.

The Franklin & Bash star kept mum when asked if the baby was a girl or boy, but Gosselaar did hint, “I’m sure our baby will play golf.”

The proud parents-to-be already have their baby’s name all picked out. “It is not traditional and it is not too quirky. It is different, but it’s not something odd,” he shares.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Jokes: I ‘Slave Away’ to Afford a Nanny

06/19/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar has a secret — but he’s not sharing!

The Franklin & Bash actor and his wife Catriona McGinn have found out the sex of their first child together, but the couple have decided to keep it under wraps until the September delivery.

“We have two names in the running,” Gosselaar, 39, tells PEOPLE.

Fortunately, the future father-of-three — Gosselaar is also dad to Ava, 7, and Michael, 9, from his previous marriage — doesn’t need to divulge too many details in order to solicit suggestions from his costar Breckin Meyer.

“Breckin Gosselaar, that’s unisex. It can be a boy or girl,” he says, prompting Gosselaar to admit the name has “a ring to it.”
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