James Van Der Beek Appreciates Having A ‘Surprise’ Son Jeremiah After Swearing Off Having More Kids

James Van Der Beek is beyond thankful for his “surprise” son.

This past Thursday night, the Dawson’s Creek alum, 44, posted a series of Instagram photos of his 5-month-old son Jeremiah, holding the infant while watching the sunset. 

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Paired with the adorable photos James — who shares Jeremiah with wife Kimberly Van Der Beek — shared his appreciation for having the newest addition to his family after he and his wife initially decided they didn’t want to have any more children.

The couple are also parents to son Joshua, 10, and daughters Gwendolyn, 3, Emilia, 6, Annabel, 8, and Olivia, 11.

“Thank god for the surprises. For the detours. For those times the universe heard my plans and said: ‘Yeah, that’s cute… try THIS,’ ” the proud father of six wrote. “We weren’t trying for more kids. We were done. But fortunately, this chunky little angel knew better.”

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“And when I hold him, I’m reminded of the benevolent forces out there likely laughing at my agenda and waiting for me to toss my ‘clarity’ for an upgraded reality,” he added.

“Thank god for surprises… and thank god we SUCK at not getting pregnant. ????.”

In mid-October, James and Kimberly welcomed their sixth baby together, son Jeremiah. The proud father shared the good news with plenty of photos of his sweet lil baby boy and excited family.

“Humbled and overjoyed to announce the safe, happy arrival of Jeremiah Van Der Beek ❤️ (We’ve been calling him Remi, btw – not “dinosaur” ????),” James captioned a series of sweet photos and videos. 

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In the post, he also spoke on why he and Kimberly didn’t publicly share the pregnancy news.

“After experiencing late-term #pregnancyloss twice in a row (both at 17+ weeks), we kept this one quiet,” he wrote. “Truthfully, I was terrified when I found out.”

“Each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons. The ones we lost each gifted us with different pieces of the puzzle… leaving us that much more grateful for the ongoing master class we get to enjoy with this sweet, wise little one,” James added, going on to thank “everyone in our community” for their support and honoring of their privacy.

“Life is beautiful ❤️,” James concluded the post.

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