A “Dancing With the Stars” alum has joyous information to share — James Van Der Beek and his spouse Kimberly have welcomed their sixth little one. The couple selected to not share the information about Kimberly being pregnant as a result of they’d beforehand skilled two heartbreaking miscarriages.
Here is what you could know in regards to the new bundle of pleasure and the Van Der Beeks’ giant household.
James and Kimberly Announced Baby Jeremiah’s Birth on Instagram
In an Instagram put up, the “Dawson’s Creek” star revealed that his household is “humbled and overjoyed” to announce the delivery of its eighth member, child Jeremiah, whom they name “Remi.” James went on to clarify why they did not announce Kimberly’s being pregnant.
After experiencing late-term #pregnancyloss twice in a row (each at 17+ weeks), we saved this one quiet. Truthfully, I used to be terrified after I discovered.
But we discovered a health care provider right here in Texas who identified the final two as having been brought on by an: “incompetent cervix” (I requested him what sort of misogynistic old dude invented that time period and he laughed – which made me like him much more. Now it is referred to as a #WeakenedCervix). A easy surgical cerclage was accomplished, eliminated at full-term, @vanderkimberly gave delivery naturally on the ranch… and right here we’re. The medical books say to solely take a look at a cerclage as an possibility after three late-term losses. Our physician recommends contemplating it after one. Spread the phrase.
Each little one brings their very own vitality, their very own manifestation of consciousness, their very own classes. The ones we misplaced every gifted us with completely different items of the puzzle… leaving us that rather more grateful for the continuing grasp class we get to take pleasure in with this candy, clever toddler.
He completed the put up by thanking everybody who knew in regards to the being pregnant for honoring their privateness.
James and Kimberly Experienced Their First Pregnancy Loss During ‘Dancing WIth the Stars’
If you will recall, James and Kimberly skilled their first miscarriage whereas he was competing on “Dancing With the Stars” season 28. They introduced the being pregnant in week 4 of the show, then in the course of the semi-finals, revealed that they’d misplaced the child.
At the time, James wasn’t certain if he might dance that evening, however his spouse inspired him to go on. He wrote on Instagram after the expertise that acting on the show introduced him a sense of grace.
He wrote on the time:
This was [half] an hour after the judges pretended to not know what was happening with me after I attempted to faux my method by way of a cha-cha with a damaged coronary heart, and simply moments after they’d chosen to ship a special contestant to the finals, who – together with everybody else within the room – was shocked at their resolution and tried to present me her spot stay on air (@allybrooke is an angel ❤️). I level out all of this solely to say that at maybe another stage in life, my demeanor on this second wouldn’t have been so serene. I’d’ve felt injustice, frustration, anger, ache… however what came to visit me as I comforted my accomplice and informed Ally no method was I taking her spot… was grace. A grace, which – to be trustworthy – I had not been totally in contact with previous to dropping that little boy. And this would possibly sound loopy to some… however I really feel like that was his present to me. That was one of many issues his soul got here right here to unlock: He gave me entry to grace
James and Kimberly misplaced a second child at 17 weeks in June 2020. But their new addition joins 4 older sisters and an older brother — Olivia, 11, Joshua, 9, Annabel, 7, Emilia, 5, and Gwendolyn, 3. Congratulations to their household.
“Dancing With the Stars” has not but been renewed for season 31. If it’s renewed, it can return in September 2022.