(CBS News) It's a boy for actor James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly.
The couple welcomed a son on Tuesday, the former "Dawson's Creek" star told fans on Twitter.
Van Der Beek, 35, wrote:
Had my first son this morning... well, actually, my wife had him. I just caught him. Wow. Heart expanding way faster than my brain...-- James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) March 13, 2012
If you could bottle up and distribute this feeling, I swear there'd be no more war. #fatherhood-- James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) March 13, 2012
Later that day, his wife also shared the big news with her Twitter followers:
Had such a blessed and miraculous birth experience.Cannot wait to share it with all of you!:-)-- K Van Der Beek (@KimberlilyVDB) March 14, 2012
Thank you for all the love and good wishes.I can feel it all. :-)) xo-- K Van Der Beek (@KimberlilyVDB) March 14, 2012
The baby boy joins the couple's 17-month-old daughter, Olivia.
Van Der Beek will return to TV on April 11, in the new ABC series "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23."