Eric Christian Olsen and Sarah Wright Welcome Son Wyatt Oliver

08/26/2013 at 08:00 AM ET

Eric Christian Olsen Sarah Wright Welcome Son Wyatt Oliver
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It’s a boy!

NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen and his wife, actress Sarah Wright, welcomed son Wyatt Oliver Olsen on Friday, Aug. 16, the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively.

Baby boy entered the world at 7:45 p.m., weighing 9 lbs., 8 oz.

“I’ve been a part of some pretty incredible experiences in my life, but I’ve never been a part of something so surreal, so life-affirming and so insanely beautiful as watching my son come into this world,” says proud papa Olsen, 36, who plays Detective Marty Deeks on the popular CBS drama.

“It was this watershed moment where I knew that everything I valued before seems finite and temporary.”

“Sarah wanted to do a natural birth at home and she fought through 17 hours of intense labor before we finally got to meet Wyatt,” Olsen says. “I can only take stock in how lucky I am to have this amazing, powerful, woman in my life, and a beautiful new son.”

This is the first child for Olsen and Wright, 29, a frequent guest star on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

The couple wed in June 2012 at their family ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyo.

— Monica Rizzo

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Anonymous on

Congrats to them! Love the name. Unique, but not over the top.

Bel on

Those are beautiful words to describe his emotions and his feelings about his wife. Wish all men could be that thoughtful.

Noneya on

AWESOME news! Congrats to the new parents! Can’t wait to see a pic of little Wyatt – bet he’s adorable!

mywife on

Nothing more rewarding then a natural birth with the husband assisting his wife. I love this.

Tara on

You do realize your comment is a backhanded slap to all those who code a different method of delivery (including medical emergencies) why can’t all women just be on the same side for once and say Congratulations! Job well done.

Guest on

Awww!! Great news, so happy for them!

Aileen on

Congrats to them both! Such a beautiful couple!

Nicole on

Congrats to Eric and Sarah! She’s a brave soul … 17 hours of labor and nearly 10 lbs. of baby is pretty intense. Can’t wait to see what little Wyatt looks like!

Jaci on

Wow marriage before baby, he gives his wife all the credit, AND they didnt name him Tarzan or Popsicle Stick???

can’t be Hollywood…..way to go Eric!

maddiesmom on

What beautiful words to describe his feelings for his wife and newborn son. Wish them all the best!

Carolynn Varner on

Oh, my, my.

Anonymous on

I LOVE Eric!!! he is great in NCIS:LA. Congrats to him and his wife.

NSBooklady on

Awesome! Congrats to the happy couple. Nice name too. By the sound of his statement, Eric is prepared and happy to be the best possible father.

Anne on

Congrats. Wishing your family the best. It’s so nice to hear that you did not give your child some weird name as so many stars have done.

4tmama on

Congrats, much peace, joy, happiness!!

Lauren on

How nice that people use stories like this to bash couples who have children outside of marriage. Must be pretty exhausting walking around with a constantly negative and judgemental outlook on life.

Jayda on

She is absolutely gorgeous! I love the name too

fan of boardwalk empire on

Congratulations to the happy family!

Mikey B. on

Congrats to you and your family. Keep up the good work at NCIS-Los Angeles.

sue on

I AM VERY JEALOUS, and at the same time, very happy for them. He is HOT HOT HOT!

Pat on

Congratulations to the birth of your baby boy…I watch your show quite often and I realy like it, enjoy your acting.

Marky on

Love, love, LOVE NCIS: LA and love Deeks! This couple seems to have their “stuff together”, and their priorities in order. How fantastic little Wyatt can grow up on a ranch near Jackson Hole; just imagine how wonderful that would be for a kid to have the ranch life and parents who love each other. Looking forward to seeing a picture when their ready. What a big boy. who’s lucky to be born into a family who appreciate each other, AND him! Like the name as well!

g.bainbridge on

Very touching sentiments. Nothing more appealing than a man who appreciates his family and isn’t afraid to express those sentiments. Well done by both Eric & Sarah.

Sun on

Great name! Congrats to the family!

Pauline on

Big baby for a first birth!
Congrats and love the name.

Jane on

Congrats Eric and Sarah, God Bless

Sharon on

Congratulations…beautiful story. Love, love, love name Wyatt!

Nikita on

They look like brother and sister. Lol. I love that he is so appreciative and aware of the power of childbirth. 🙂

Guest on

WOW….hats off to you! 17 hours of labor with a natural birth! Congrats!!

bonnie l. hill on

Congratulations! Wishing you beautiful days ahead. Love his name!

burntanne on

I’M just glad they’re married! For a really nice beautiful change!

Pam on

Congratulations! My mother, who is 82, loves this guy. She gets upset if he’s not on the show every week!

Debra on

Congrats. Cute name and I am sure a gorgeous little boy.

Melanie on

Congrats Eric & Sarah for your little baby boy Wyatt!!! 😀 So happy for you! =) You will be the best parents ever! ❤

Susan albert on

Congratulations. Love the name.

Anonymous on

Wow, forst you marry, then you have a baby. It’s nice to find someone in Hollywood doing things the right way. Congratulations.

Anonymous on

congrats mommy and daddy i’m so happy for you two.

Ashley on

What a beautiful name! And its such a special treat when a mans praises his wife and appreciates her. I remember going into labor 6 weeks early with my daughter an my husband sang praises about me to anyone who would listen lol. What a beautiful family and 9 lbs 8 oz is amazing for a natural! Mine was only 6 lbs 5 oz! Congrats again! ❤

Anonymous on

Awwww, congrats to them!

Laura on

Congratulations, love the name! It’s so refreshing to see such a normal family in Hollywood. And hats off to Sarah, that is one big baby.

klutzy_girl on

Oh, yay! A thousand congratulations on your new son!

I love hearing Eric’s own description of the events, just beautiful. Makes me excited to start my family with my husband soon! 😀

All the best on this wonderful miracle Eric and Sarah!

candace on

Finally a normal name. They seem so down to earth. Wishing them the best!

molly.two on

I am sure he is adorable. Wish it were a bit Norwegian/Swedish than Wyatt but still adorable! Congrats:)

Allen92909 on

I hope the name Wyatt doesn’t get popular all of a sudden. That’s the name we gave our baby when he was born nine months ago. Congrats to them on doing it all natural and having a healthy baby.