Wizards of Waverly Place Alum David Henrie and Wife Maria Cahill Welcome Daughter Pia
The baby girl was born in Los Angeles and weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz., the outlet reported.
In his own Instagram post announcing the birth of their daughter, Henrie revealed the couple had suffered multiple miscarriages.
“Today is a particularly special day for Maria and I… and it’s special because in order to get to where we are today, with the joy of our newborn in our arms, my wife and I went through trials. I felt compelled to share this because I had no clue just how difficult trying to start a family could be. See, Pia Philomena Francesca Henrie has brothers and sisters… Maria and I suffered three miscarriages before finally being able to carry Pia to full term. While it was insanely difficult recovering from miscarriage after miscarriage, we knew if we were ever going to be able to hold a baby of our own in our arms that we must not let the tragedy affect our marriage, but rather grow closer together!”
He added, “We stayed faithful to that conviction and had a little help from @franciscus. The reason Pia’s middle name is Francesca is because I personally asked pope Francis to pray for Maria and I to have a baby. He took our hands, held them together, said a special blessing, then looked up and told me not to worry that a baby would be coming – that was pretty much exactly nine months ago. For all those who are struggling #pray #hope and #dontworry !! Always.”
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Ahead of Pia’s birth, Henrie revealed the meaning behind their daughter’s name to ET, which means “loving” in Latin.
“It’s been six decades since there’s been a Henrie girl, so we are overjoyed to welcome little Pia Henrie into the world,” the actor told the entertainment outlet.
Throughout the pregnancy, the couple was not shy about posting baby news on social media, including an adorable sex reveal in September.
“ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL. Im a Poppa!!!!!!! Im so overwhelmed with joy I had to share this with you guys. I’m already singing ‘I Loved Her First,’ ” he captioned an Instagram video in September from their reveal party.
Alongside a Boomerang clip of the spouses with two balloons, Henrie also wrote, “After getting married my life started to take on a meaning and importance that’s indescribable … [one] I’d never felt before and made my such a better person,” continuing, “I can not wait to see what being a poppa brings. I can not wait!!!”
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As their daughter’s due date grew closer, the actor couldn’t stop posting cute moments between him and his expectant wife, including a sweet gift she gave him.
“Gift from my wife hahaha, love it! I’m gonna be the world’s cheesiest dad and I can’t wait,” he wrote after receiving his first mug with the word “DAD” on it.
The new father already has some practice with dad duty from serving as a godfather.
“#TBT to the day I met my Godson. One of my most cherished memories. Love you buddy so much,” he wrote on Instagram in September.
As the couple prepared to celebrate Christmas this past year, Henrie expressed excitement about spending time with Maria and his unborn baby.
“Merry Christmas from myself, my wife and little baby Pia growing in there,” he captioned a sweet snap in front of a Christmas tree with his hand on his wife’s baby bump in December.
Following his Old Hollywood-inspired wedding, held in Southern California, the actor told PEOPLE exclusively, “You always hear you should marry your best friend, and I actually get to do it. You don’t meet girls like her every day.”