August 26, 2013 08:00 AM

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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.

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