James Van Der Beek’s wife expecting baby no. 3

Photo Credit: Kimberley Van Der Beek

It was the mother, Kimberly, who made ​​the announcement this Friday, August 30, on her official blog, Old School New Rules.

“James and I are happy to report that we are expecting our third child this winter!” she wrote. “Nesting mode is starting to kick in. I’ve been getting rid of clutter, reconfiguring rooms, reorganizing EVERYTHING, etc…My mind doesn’t stop.”

“I feel ridiculously blessed. I feel so much love, honestly,” the actor tells People.

“I was told two was three times as hard as one, and that three is actually not as big of a leap,” the Dawson’s Creek actor says, before joking, “If anybody knows otherwise, I’m going to ask them not to tell me.”

“How do you prepare for three kids? We only have two arms each, so I don’t know how it will go,” Kimberly says. “I just think we are going with the flow of it.”

And rather than planning, the couple has decided to go with the flow when it comes to enlarging the family.

“We are letting Mother Nature decide,” she explains. “I know when I start to get exhausted and moody, then maybe I’m pregnant.”

“There are ways to prevent these things from happening — we don’t do any of those things,” the actor says.

Excited about this new pregnancy, the two have decided not to know the sex of the baby until birth.

“I never really had a preference with either one of the first two,” James says. “We already have all the stuff for girls and boys, so there is no logistical reason for me to know, so we thought it would be fun to do it old school.”

The couple had their first child, daughter Olivia, nearly three years ago. Son Joshua was born 17 months ago.