Baby Jeremiah is the couple’s sixth child and second son. Kimberly expressed her maternal joy on Instagram, posting, “Life is so full I don’t have the words. Jeremiah Van Der Beek, thank you for being here.”
Large families aren’t common or often celebrated in pop-culture, but love radiates from this post – and just look at those chubby cheeks!
The Dawson’s Creek actor, James Van Der Beek, went further to open up about how much this baby means to him, his wife, and their children by offering a video and heartfelt message: “Humbled and overjoyed to announce the safe, happy arrival of Jeremiah Van Der Beek.”
At first, he seemed like the usual gushing parent, but then he shared the personal tale of how he and his wife struggled through two late-term pregnancy losses and feared losing little Jeremiah as well. Anyone who has ever wished to have a baby can understand how earth-shattering that must have been.
Thankfully, this story has a happy ending.
Van Der Beek detailed their new baby boy’s long journey to life, writing, “But we found a doctor here in Texas who diagnosed the last two as having been caused by an: ‘incompetent cervix’ (I asked him what kind of misogynistic old dude invented that term and he laughed – which made me like him even more. Now it’s called a #WeakenedCervix). A simple surgical cerclage was done, removed at full-term, @vanderkimberly gave birth naturally on the ranch… and here we are. The medical books say to only look at a cerclage as an option after three late-term losses. Our doctor recommends considering it after one. Spread the word.”
So spreading the word we are. It’s incredibly important to know your own body and utilize the proper practices and treatments best suited for your needs to deliver a healthy baby.
In addition, Van Der Beek extended a spiritual understanding of losing two unborn babies, and a deep gratitude for everyone who gave him and his family the privacy they needed to properly heal: “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. (ps – To everyone in our community – both local and extended – who knew about our journey and honored our desire for privacy… thank you. May that respect and karma come back to y’all 1000-fold 🙏).”
All babies are special, but Jeremiah’s journey proves there is happiness after tragedy and love beyond pain. That’s a lesson many couples need, especially if they’re struggling this time of year.