Marshall and Jamie Anne Allman‘s double blessing came early!
The Killing actress and her husband welcomed their sons via c-section on Thursday, Jan. 31, their rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Arriving 81 days ahead of Jamie Anne’s due date, Asher James was born first weighing 3 lbs., followed by his brother Oliver Charles, who weighed in at 2 lbs., 11 oz.
Following Jamie Anne’s difficult pregnancy — she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and spent months on bedrest due to a shortened cervix before a bladder infection led to the premature delivery — the fraternal twins were admitted to the NICU.
Asher and Oliver spent close to three months there before being discharged in late April at 8 lbs., 1 oz. and 7 lbs., 7 oz. respectively.
Jamie Anne and Marshall — best known for his roles on True Blood and Prison Break — announced the pregnancy to PEOPLE in November, revealing they were “ecstatic” but not surprised to be expecting multiples.
“Twins run in both of our families so we were prepared for the possibility, but we know we’re gonna need all the prayers and help we can get,” the couple said at the time.
— Anya Leon