Colton Dixon's rep revealed the pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE, following up weeks later with the fact that they were expecting not one but two babies

By Jen Juneau and Anya Leon
August 22, 2020 09:00 PM
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Colton Dixon and wife Annie
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Colton Dixon's little ladies have arrived!

The American Idol alum, 28, welcomed identical twin daughters Ava Dior Dixon and Athens Elizabeth Dixon with wife Annie on Tuesday, Aug. 18, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Ava was born weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz., while her sister Athens weighed in at 5 lbs., 6 oz.

"Everyone meet Athens Elizabeth and Ava Dior Dixon. We are over the moon to experience life with these twin girls," the couple tell PEOPLE.

Sharing a photo of their newborns' tiny toes, the new parents add, "They truly are our two little miracles."

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Colton Dixon and wife Annie in 2016
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Dixon’s rep revealed the couple's pregnancy news exclusively to PEOPLE in February, following up weeks later with the fact that they were expecting not one but two babies — though they originally thought the twins were fraternal and later announced during the couple's April sex reveal that the girls were actually identical.

"I went in to the ultrasound too excited to sit, so I stood as our technician started showing us a first glimpse of our baby," said the "Miracles" singer. "Before I knew it, I was back in the chair trying to wrap my head around TWINS!"

"As soon as we got home, I got to work painting and rearranging furniture all over the house," Dixon added. "I admit that my wife was the stronger one that day, but I don't think we could be more excited to meet our two little ones. What a blessing."

"I felt like we were in a dream," added Annie of learning that they would soon become a family of four. "It did not feel real at first. Once the news set in, it brought another level of excitement. We are taking it one day at a time with the logistics of preparing for two!"

Colton Dixon and wife Annie's sex reveal
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The Christian music artist, who placed seventh on the eleventh season of Idol, told PEOPLE in February, "Becoming a dad is something I've always looked forward to. Whether seeing other kids with their parents or reminiscing on the times I had with my own when I was young, these are moments to be cherished."

Annie said that having a baby on the way was "truly a dream come true," adding, "As a first-time mom, I've felt really vulnerable navigating this new territory, but the kindness from fellow moms has helped put me at ease, along with the support of my husband."

"I think I will be able to understand life in new ways, and though I know it's a big learning curve, I'm excited for the next chapter," she continued. "Colton and I have always wanted children. We've always said, 'One day.' "

"And that day is here!" Annie raved. "I am so grateful for this gift of bringing a child into the world! Even though I'm not looking forward to the literal side of that so much."