NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen, 36, and his wife actress Sarah Wright, 29, welcomed their first child together -- Wyatt Oliver -- on Friday, August 16.
"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," he tells People. "It was this watershed moment where I knew that everything I valued before seems finite and temporary."
He also praised his wife for going through an "intense" 17 hour natural birth at home.
"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 revealed. "I can only take stock in how lucky I am to have this amazing, powerful, woman in my life, and a beautiful new son."
Wyatt finally entered the world at 7:35 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 8 oz.
The couple has been married since June 2012.