James Van Der Beek, the former star of Dawson's Creek, and his wife Kimberly Brook welcomed a daughter, Olivia, on Saturday, Sept. 25.

By peoplestaff225
Updated September 28, 2010 10:45 AM
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Dawson is a dad.

James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly welcomed a daughter, Olivia, on Saturday, Sept. 25. And the actor, 33, is already gushing with emotion.

“Had the blessing of becoming a father over the weekend… Couldn’t come close to describing this bliss even if I had 140 million characters,” the former star of Dawson’s Creek and Mercy announced on Twitter.

Adds the actor: “Olivia Van Der Beek, born 9/25. I apologize in advance for any obnoxiously precious new-dad tweets that may follow. I’m under her spell.”

Baby Olivia weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. and is 19.5 inches long, the proud papa tells PEOPLE.

The Van Der Beeks were married in August. “Best day of my life so far,” he Tweeted at the time – although perhaps that’s now been eclipsed by the new arrival.

— Tim Nudd